Many research projects, and in particular the publication of the results, have to comply with legal framework conditions. Certain research methods, for example in the social or life sciences, are subject to strict conditions such as data protection or prior review by an ethics committee. But the protection of copyright and the legitimate interests of third parties must also be guaranteed. For this reason, fundamental legal questions must be clarified in advance when planning a research project. The legal department and - for questions regarding data protection law - the data protection officer of the Paderborn University are available as contact persons.
If your research project involves personal data, please contact the data protection officer of the Paderborn University at an early stage.
Comprehensive information on the legal framework for handling research data can be found at https://www.forschungsdaten.info/themen/rechte-und-pflichten/.
General information on data protection in research projects at the University of Paderborn can also be found at https://www.uni-paderborn.de/en/universitaet/datenschutz/datenschutz-in-der-forschung.