Data Protection (online)

Years: 1


In light of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, the University’s online data protection training programme has been updated.

The purpose of the training is to provide you with information on the Data Protection Act 2018 (the Act) and to appraise you of the concepts of the University's GDPR Policy (the Policy) which apply to your work at the University.

The training also provides important details on your rights and responsibilities under the Act with regard to the processing of personal information. The training should take approximately 30 minutes to complete and you may have access to it as many times as you wish.  We will update the content regularly to reflect any changes to the legislation. It is compulsory for all staff to participate in data protection training. Following the training, you will be asked to complete a short evaluation form which will provide feedback to help us improve the training provided. There is also a short quiz which will test your knowledge at the end of the training.

The training can be accessed by clicking the University Portal, which will take you to Blackboard via the Portal.  Simply select ‘Data Protection On-Line Training’ to begin the course.

For assistance accessing Blackboard via the Portal using your network password, you should contact the ISD Service Desk in the first instance. For all other issues related to Blackboard functionality/content you should contact the Blackboard support team via email: or telephone: 028 90 368686. Please note this is core hours support of Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-4pm.

For general queries on data protection, please contact Elinor Byrden, Data Protection Co-ordinator on 23354, or Eamon Mullan, Data Protection Officer, on 24563,

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain C of the Vitae Framework: Research governance and organisation which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • C1: Professional conduct
  • C2: Research management
  • C3: Finance, funding and resources
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework