Once you are involved in a DIS Research project in any capacity, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to uphold any ethics and GDPR compliances (if relevant), including obtaining informed consent for collecting and handling of personal data. Please consult with your DIS research mentor for more information about GDPR as relates to your project.
Furthermore, it is your responsibility to be aware that under GDPR it is a breach of the law to transfer identifiable data (i.e., data that can be traced back to individually identifiable persons) outside of the European Union (EU) (e.g., to the U.S.). If you are involved in any capacity with a DIS research project that will transfer data outside the EU (e.g., back to your home institution or for publication in the U.S.), you will be required to transfer the data in anonymized form.
If you are applying to conduct an Independent Research Project at DIS, you will be asked on the application form whether you are conducting human subjects research. If you are, you will be required to explain how you are addressing the required ethics and GDPR compliances, including informed consent and handling of personal data.
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