Surrey Clinical Research Facility volunteer privacy notice

Surrey Clinical Research Facility (CRF), formerly Surrey Clinical Research Centre, and Surrey Sleep Research Centre (SSRC) are based in the Clinical Research Building, part of the University of Surrey.  Both SCRF and SSRC, use personally-identifiable information (personal data) to conduct research to improve health, care and services. When you agree to take part in a research study in the Clinical Research Building, managed by SCRF or SSRC, we will use your data in the ways needed to conduct and analyse the research study. Your rights to access, change, move or remove your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep and continue to use the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible.

All health and care research involving participants must receive a favourable opinion from an independent ethics committee who ensure that participants’ interests are protected. This includes arrangements for collecting and processing personal and special category data.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Further information can be found at the Information Commissioner’s Office website. We would request that you address any concerns to us first before contacting the ICO.

The University of Surrey is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (our notification number is Z6346945), and we are committed to ensuring that the data we process is handled in accordance with data protection legislation.

We have a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted via

One of our responsibilities is to tell you about the different ways we collect and use your personal data. This statement provides details about these uses. In addition to this statement, you may be given further information about the uses of your personal data when you use certain services offered by the University of Surrey.