Translate MedTech – Introduction to Data Privacy for MedTech Researchers

Are you developing a medical technology?  Will personal data be used at any stage from design to deployment?  Do you want to know why data privacy needs to be a key consideration in your research and innovation process?

This training course will provide an introduction to:

  • Data privacy and the use of personal data in the research and innovation process
  • Data protection legislation and ethical principles relating to medical research
  • Techniques for identifying, mitigating and communicating risks associated with the use of personal data

By the end of the day you will have:

  • Understanding of core concepts relating to data privacy
  • Awareness of key rights and obligations defined in data protection legislation and ethical principles relating to medical research
  • Understanding of specific techniques that can be used to identify, mitigate and communicate risks associated with the use of personal data

The workshop will be run by Dr Chris Smith of PrivacyForge.

Open to staff and postgraduate research students at Translate partner universities only (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, and York).

Spaces are limited and registration is essential. 


The registration process is being managed through Eventbrite, a third-party platform that provides a comprehensive event experience for you and us. This means you are providing data to Eventbrite and must agree to their privacy policy terms, and we will also use your data as per our own privacy policy.  If you have any questions get in touch via hello@translate-medtech.ac.uk

PrivacyForge provides software, consultancy and training to support data privacy and the trustworthy use of personal data.

Chris has worked as a Senior Research Fellow/Data Scientist in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences at the University of Leeds, where he developed tools and techniques for robust, accountable and secure use of data from Electronic Health Records within nationally-funded health research projects.  Previously, Chris has worked as a Technical Consultant/Analyst Developer within the Data Standards and Products division of the Health and Social Care Information Centre (now NHS Digital), and as a Research Associate within the School of Computing at Newcastle University, where he developed tools and techniques for security, privacy and trust.