A Creative Commons licence is an open licence. These kinds of licences allow certain, globally recognised, standardised re-use of copyrighted material. It is a so called upfront licence. You don't have to ask for permission to access, share or use a protected work, the permission is granted automatically. ...
When you process personal data for your research, you must follow the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The GDPR: new European privacy legislation
The GDPR, which has been in force since 25 May 2018, modernises the existing privacy legislation. It creates a uniform European legislative framework ...
Various roles are defined within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the processing of personal data. The most important roles are:
Joint data controller
Since controllers and processors have different responsibilities and obligations, it is important that you clearly define these roles (together with ...
Protecting the rights and freedoms of data subjects
If you process personal data, your job is to protect the rights and freedoms of data subjects in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
For this you must evaluate the possible risks associated with the processing of personal data ...
Privacy by design
In the design phase of a research project, you normally think about the substance and methodological aspects of your research.
In view of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) it is important to also thoroughly consider and describe the collection and processing of personal data during the ...
If you are thinking about writing a new publication:
Consult the guidelines on authorship within your field and/or faculty and find out what policy is in place at the journal in question. Make sure that any arrangements are always in line with this policy.
Discuss authorship issues beforehand (i.e. before ...
DMPonline.be is an online tool to help Ghent University researchers write an effective Data Management Plan (DMP). This tip explains how to use this tool.
What is a DMP?
A Data Management Plan is a formal document that specifies how research data will be handled both during and ...
Research Data Management (RDM) is a broad term that encompasses all practices and actions to ensure that research data are secure, sustainable, and easy to find, understand and (re)use, not only during a research project, but also in the longer term. Taking proper care of data is an essential ...
Special categories of personal data (sensitive personal data)
Some personal data belong to the group of “special categories” of personal data: these are personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political views, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union, genetic data, biometric data, data about health ...
Researchers can choose from tens of thousands of scholarly journals to disseminate their research results. It is not always easy to find out which ones are reliable.
Think. Check. Submit is a checklist to help you identify the right journal for your research.
Does Web of Science list ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is based on six basic principles that you must take into account when processing personal data.
1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
You are obliged to process personal data in a transparent manner with respect for all applicable laws, regulations and rules. ...
The research data lifecycle is a key concept within Research Data Management (RDM). It describes the different stages research data go through before, during, and after a research project. Various data management activities take place within each stage of the data lifecycle, and the choices made in one stage influence ...
Web of Science (WoS) is a portal of several scholarly databases. Ghent University has access to:
Science Citation Index (SCI)
Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
Emerging Sources ...
Indicators can support the evaluation of research performance quickly, efficiently and with a high degree of objectivity. Their simplicity makes indicators particularly attractive. However, they should be used with caution because scientific practice is too complex to be grasped in one indicator.
The Research Department of Ghent University compiled a ...
Personal data are any information about an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly.
some examples of 'normal' personal data include: name, address, e-mail address, photo, ID number, IP address, employee ...
Although the main components of the previous privacy legislation are largely retained, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also introduces a number of important changes.
The former 'obligation to report' to the privacy commission was replaced with 'accountability' whereby you as the researcher must document the processing of ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies
when you (or your institution or organisation) process personal data in the framework of scientific research (e.g. collection, recording, classification, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, etc.), regardless of the origin of the personal data
when you (or your institution or ...
Having your publication retracted is something most authors would like to avoid. There are many different reasons why a publication can be retracted, such as (but not restricted to):
Plagiarism of data, images, and/or authorship
Errors in data, image, analyses, ...
Falsification/fabrication of data, results, ...
What is a DPIA?
When the personal data or the nature of the processing probably entails a high risk for the data subjects, the GDPR obliges you to carry out a risk analysis before the start of the processing, a so-called Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).
A DPIA is ...
Sometimes mention is made of vulnerable natural persons in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
babies and young children
people with mental disorders
people with disabilities
the sick and patients
These are often persons who are legally ...
Why register processing activities?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, known as AVG in Dutch) requires that all activities concerning the processing of personal data at UGent and UZ Gent are documented and registered in a 'register of processing activities', the GDPR Register.
This internal registration replaces the ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines the persons whose personal data are processed as data subjects.
As a researcher, you have to take into account that the data subjects can in accordance with the GDPR exercise different rights with regard to their personal data.
1. Right to information ...
Primary vs. secondary processing
In the case of further or secondary processing of personal data in a research project, the personal data will not be directly collected from the data subjects by you.
If you do collect the personal data directly from the data subjects as part of your research ...
Informing the persons whose personal data are processed (the data subjects) is one of the basic principles and obligations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As a researcher, it is your responsibility to communicate this information to the data subjects in a concise, transparent, comprehensible and easily ...
To be lawful, the processing of personal data must be based on one of the legal grounds provided in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If the processing of personal data within your research project is based on the consent of the data subject as the legal basis, ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that personal data cannot be kept longer than necessary to achieve the purposes for which they are processed (see the ‘storage limitation’ principle).
The RDM Policy framework of Ghent University requires that research data be kept for a minimum of 5 ...
The processing of personal data is only lawful if one of the conditions or legal grounds of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is met.
It is very important to indicate the applicable legal basis for the processing at the start of your research. The processing of personal data in ...
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