How long we keep your data
The Sponsor will retain your personal data for at least 25 years after the end of the study (when the last piece of health data is collected about study participants, which will be many years after everyone stops the study medications), in line with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and relevant legislation. The treatment phase ended in 2017. We intend to collect linkage data for 20-years after this. Because the study is continuing after the initial treatment phase to assess the long-term effects of the treatments, your direct identifiers will be stored until at least 2037 and your other personal data may be stored for a longer period (typically 25-years in-line with Clinical Trials Regulations). At the end of the retention period, your personal data will either be deleted or pseudonymised. The need to retain your data will be reviewed regularly.
We may need to retain your personal data for longer if it is necessary to fulfil our purposes, including any relating to legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. We may also retain personal data for further research for which a legal basis exists, but this will always be done in accordance with data protection laws. Article 5(1)(e) allows the University to store personal data for a longer period than necessary for the purposes for which it is procured, where the processing is solely for research purposes.
General information about how long different types of information are retained by the University can be found in the University’s Policy on the Management of Research Data and Records, available at https://researchdata.ox.ac.uk/university-of-oxford-policy-on-the-management-of-data-supporting-research-outputs/.