How will we use and protect your data?

How will my personal information be used?

University College London (UCL) is the sponsor for this study, based in the United Kingdom. UCL will be using information from you and your medical records in order to undertake this study and will act as data controller for this study. UCL will be responsible for looking after your information and using it properly and will keep identifiable information about you for 25 years after the study has finished.

Your rights to access, change or move 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 the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally – identifiable information possible.

You can find out more about how we use your information on the MRCCTU website.

How will your data be stored and collected?

Your hospital will collect information from you and your medical records for this research study in accordance with our instructions.

Your hospital will use your name, hospital number and contact details to contact you about the research study, and make sure that relevant information about the study is recorded for your care, and to oversee the quality of the study. UCL will collect information about you for this research study from your hospital. This information will include health information, which is regarded as a special category of information. We will use this information to conduct our research. Individuals from UCL and regulatory organisations may look at your medical and research records to check the accuracy of the research study.

Your hospital will pass your date of birth and sex to MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL along with the information collected from you and your medical records.

Where information could identify you, the information will be held securely with strict arrangements about who can access the information. The people who analyse the information will not identify you.

Your hospital will keep identifiable information about you from this study for at least 25 years after the study has finished.

How will my data be used in the future?

When you agree to take part in a research study, the information about your health and care may be provided to researchers running other research studies in this organisation and in other organisations. These organisations may be universities or companies involved in health and care research in this or other countries. Your information will only be used by organisations and researchers to conduct research in accordance with relevant legislation and ethics requirements.

We won't share information with others that can identify you. The information will only be used for the purpose of health and care research, and cannot be used to contact you or to affect your care. It will not be used to make decisions about future services available to you, such as insurance. If there is a risk that you can be identified, your data will only be used in research that has been independently reviewed by an ethics committee.

What will happen to the results of the ARCHERY study?

When the study is completed, we will publish a summary of the results on the website of the MRC CTU at UCL. We will also provide updates on this website.

We will also publish the results in a medical journal, so that other doctors can see them. You can ask your doctor for a copy of any publication. Your identity and any personal details will be kept confidential. No named information about you will be published in any report of this study.

If you have any further questions or concerns about how your data will be used and stored please contact us.


Archery is funded by Rising Tide and NIH