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Personal data and consent forms for student projects


Personal data?

Personal data is defined as: Any information relating to an identified or identifiable physical person (often referred to as the registered person or data subject) who is alive. Simply put, it refers to information through which a person can be directly or indirectly identified. Examples of information that typically function as identifiers include; a name, a photograph, an address, an email address, a personal identification or coordination number, or location data. Other examples are factors specific to a person's physical, psychological, economic, cultural, or social identity. 

Sensitive personal data is defined as: Data that reveal; race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; processing of genetic and biometric data which uniquely identify a physical person (that is, data obtained through digital processing of, for instance, a photograph, voice, or fingerprint that facilitates or confirms the identification of a physical person), and data concerning health or a physical person's sex life or sexual orientation. 

Guidelines for processing personal data 

In the following guidelines you can learn about when it is allowed to process personal data, when processing personal data in student projects is motivated, that the processing of personal data must comply with the basic principles set out in the GDPR and more.

Guidelines for the processing of personal data in student projects at LUSEM (PDF)

Consent to being involved in a study at LUSEM 

Participants in research must clearly consent to being involved in a study. The most suitable way for participants to demonstrate their consent will vary according to the nature of the research and the kind and level of risk involved. Whatever method is chosen, research should be designed so that each participant's voluntary participation is clearly established and the ethics of the School are upheld.

Examples of consent forms

These consent forms have been left in Word to enable you to change what is necessary to suit your research project. Please note that you are not allowed to alter or replace the LUSEM logotype.

LUSEM thesis consent form 1 (docx)

LUSEM thesis consent form 2 (doc)

Processing of personal data at Lund University