Privacy policy

NERC DTP Data Protection

Research Organisation’s must ensure that Students, Supervisors and project partners are made aware of what information, including personal data, is provided to UKRI, and how that information about the Studentship will be used by both UKRI and the Research Organisation, including but not limited to:

  • Their Research Organisation to disclose to the Council any information that the Council requests regarding the progress of their studies, the submission of their thesis (where appropriate), and the completion of their studies.
  • Their Research Organisation to disclose Student contact details to UKRI. This is to allow UKRI or Third Parties acting on the UKRI’s behalf to contact Students both during and beyond the duration of their Studentship for evaluation purposes, or regarding funded courses or to invite Students to events or conferences that the Councils fund.
  • Their Research Organisation to provide data on equality and diversity to allow the Councils to help assess how effective policies and procedures are in eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equal opportunities, this information may be used anonymously for statistical purposes. This information will be treated in confidence and in line with all relevant data protection legislation.
  • Their Research Organisation to provide any such information requested on the Council’s behalf to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) or any other organisation or agency empowered to act on UKRI’s behalf, including UK Shared Business Services (SBS) Ltd.

Further information is provided by the UKRI Use of grant proposal information addendum ( ) and via the UKRI Privacy Notice (