The Health Research Data Protection Network (HRDPN) is a Network of data protection professionals from Universities, Hospitals, the HSE, NCTO, and not-for-profit Research Organisation/Networks.

The HRDPN has published a Practical Guide on Data Protection for Health Researchers.

This Practical Guide (“the Guide”) is intended to provide general information and understanding of the law to researches to help them understand with plain non-legal language their and their organisation’s role with regard to Data Protection, as well as related responsibilities and requirements.

The guide is available on the useful resources page of the National Clinical Trials Office website: