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Data protection

This page gives details of how the MRC complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (1998), including how individuals can obtain access to information held about them.

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)

This Act gives individuals the right to see personal information held about themselves on computer and in some paper files. Further details can be found on the Information Commissioner's website.

The MRC complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 with regard to the collection, storage, processing and disclosure of personal information and is committed to upholding the Act’s core data protection principles.

Requests for information about the working life of an individual are dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.

Requesting information from the MRC

Please contact the Freedom of Information Officer to make a request under the Data Protection Act.

Freedom of Information Officer
Medical Research Council
Corporate Affairs Group
2nd Floor, David Phillips Building
Polaris House
Swindon SN2 1ET

Email: data.protection@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01793 416387

If you are not satisfied that we have approached your request in an appropriate manner you may appeal using the MRC Complaints procedure.

If, following the Complaints Officer's reply you remain dissatisfied, you may contact the Information Commissioner. Details of how to take your complaint further can be found the Information Commissioner’s website.