Data Custodianship

Please view the Data Custodianship flowchart, available here.

Data Security

Data must not be stored on personal laptops or external hard drives/USBs. Please only store study data on secure hospital servers or internal non-mobile hospital computers, if data transfer is required encryption and a suitably secure service must be used.

Specific approval is required to take any individual level patient data off hospital premises, and data must be rendered non-identifiable.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based data capture and data management software tool designed for research purposes. REDCap is the SESLHD HREC's preferred data management software.

For SESLHD researchers, REDCap can be accessed via or by contacting Data collected by REDCap is stored on SESLHD servers and has undergone security testing.

Please see the Protocol template on the Guidelines, Forms & Templates page.