A set of health research regulations were published as a section of Data Protection legislation following the introduction of GDPR in 2018. Published in 2018, these regulations outline how personal data should be processed and managed in the carrying out of health research; define health research for the purposes of the legislation; describe how to obtain a “consent declaration” for health research already underway; along with some other responsibilities.
Further detail and support is available from the Health Research Board’s website. Guidance on the subject of consent declarations for research already underway is available on the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee page. Finally, guidance on data protection in the UL context can be obtained via the Corporate Secretary’s office.