Roles and Responsibilities

Under this tab you will find guidance on the responsibilities you have as a researcher or data custodian, as well as information on the role of the various authorising and advisory bodies who are involved in the process of accessing patient data for research purposes.

Your responsibilities as a researcher

Explaind your legal responsibilities as a researcher.

Your responsibilities as a data custodian

Explains your legal responsibilities as a data custodian.

The role of the SHIP Research Co-ordinator

Information on the role and function of the SHIP research Co-ordinator and guidance on what they can do to help you with your data access request.

Caldicott Guardians

Information on the role and functions of Caldicott Guardians.

The Privacy Advisory Committee

Information on the role and functions of the Privacy Advisory Committee (PAC).

The Community Health Index Advisory Group

Information on the role and functions of CHIAG.

Research Ethics Committees

Information on the role and functions of Research Ethics Committees (RECs).

The Information Commissioner

Information on the roles and responsibilities on the Information Commisioner's UK Office.

Scottish Information Commissioner

Information on the roles and responsibilities of the Scottish Information Commissioner.