Centre for Digital Humanities

Data management & Privacy

The Faculty of Humanities provides support to researchers through a privacy officer and data manager. These experts assist with questions on personal data handling and all aspects of research data management.

Why privacy and data management?

The privacy officer and data manager created a schematic overview outlining the necessary actions based on the type of research data you are handling:

Road map Prerequisites and processing time

The officers also offer assistance to researchers with writing data management plans, archiving research data, obtaining DOIs, handling metadata, and conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA).

Privacy contacts Data management

The website of the central Research Data Management Support department covers a range of topics. While researchers bear the primary responsibility for proper data management and compliance with privacy laws, the department offers a comprehensive guide to help navigate the various requirements.


One valuable resource is the e-learning course titled ‘Privacy Basics for Researchers‘, which provides an introduction to the key concepts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and their application in research. The module covers essential topics such as handling (sensitive) personal data, legal basis, informing participants, data protection measures, and data storage and sharing. Accessible to anyone with a Solis-ID, this self-paced module requires approximately 1.5 hours The module takes about 1.5 hours and can be accessed by anyone with a Solis-ID.

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One of the requirements for sound scientific research is a methodical and transparent approach within legal and institutional frameworks and ethical standards. Data management, privacy support, and ethical review provide the procedures to practically implement these principles. The road map covers the six most common research scenarios and two additional exceptional situations. For each of them, you will find a brief description of the tools and steps that are relevant in those cases. 

Road map