Data Protection at the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

The Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU) at the University of Nottingham, has an obligation to the individuals about whom it holds data, to control and process the information in a manner that is compliant with the provisions of Data Protection legislation.

All data collected, stored and processed as part of a research study coordinated by NCTU, will be bound by privacy policies specific to each study sponsor. The sponsor is an individual, company, institution or organisation that takes responsibility for the initiation, management and/or financing of a study. Each individual sponsor decides what information will be collected for the study and how it will be used. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Controller for each study is the sponsoring organisation.

Information about the way your data is collected, stored, shared and archived will be individual to the study you are taking part/have taken part in, and this information is described in a privacy notice. The privacy notices for all study sponsor organisations are detailed within individual study participant information sheets; either physically or via an electronic link, which are issued prior to consent. These privacy notices can also be accessed via the links below.

Sponsor Privacy Notices

 Sponsor Organisation Privacy Notice 

University of Nottingham

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust                                                                                               

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

University of Leeds

*seAFOod trial participants provided written consent for their data from Bowel Cancer Screening Programme colonoscopies up to six years after trial participation to be accessed for future research.

This study is called STOP-ADENOMA and is funded by the NIHR. The Data Privacy Notice for STOP-ADENOMA is availabile at

University College London

University of Manchester

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust


For trials where contact is made via text message, the third party service provider Esendex, has issued a seperate privacy notice of how contact details are processed in this instance. Details of all Esendex subprocessors are also available.

For further information on how your data is processed in research, please visit the HRA website.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how your personal data has been handled, or would like further details on how the University of Nottingham processes your data, you can contact the University of Nottingham Data Protection Office by emailing