Welcome to the University’s Information Governance and Compliance webpages. These pages contain information about the University’s legal obligations and procedures across a range of areas, including Copyright, Data Protection and Freedom of Information for both staff and students.
What is Data Protection?
The Data Protection Act 1998 provides a legal framework to ensure that personal data is processed fairly and lawfully. The University has a legal duty to comply with the Act when collecting, processing, storing and destroying personal data.
Please see our data protection web pages for more information on the Act, how it affects you and to see the University's policies and procedures.
What is FOI?
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 [FOISA] applies to public authorities and allows the release of non-personal information. The Act aims to promote openess and accountability across the public sector.
Individuals can request a wide range of information using FOI from admission numbers to senior officer expenses.
Please see http://www.strath.ac.uk/foi/ for further information including the publication scheme.
What is Records Management?
Records Management (RM) is the discipline of managing records in any format throughout their “lifecycle” from creation or capture through to their ultimate destruction/disposal.
Good RM ensures that the University manages its records appropriately so that the right people can access the right records at the right time. It also means that we only keep information for as long as is necessary.
To learn more about RM, the University’s Record Stores and for some good practice guidance see our Records Management pages.
Copyright is one of a group of ‘intellectual property rights’ it plays an important role in the work undertaken by both staff and students at the University.
It is an important right that must be considered before any material is re-used. The following pages provide a range of information on copyright and the re-use of material.
Legal Information– this section provides an overview of Copyright legislation.
Licences Available - this section provides information on the licence schemes the University participates in.
Copyright ownership – this section provides information on copyright ownership for both staff and students.
Copyright and e-learning – this section provides information on using materials within an e-learning environment.
Further help and advice – this section provides links to useful resources.
If you have any specific queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Copyright enquiries please contact us at:
Alexander Turnbull building
155 George St
Tel: 0141 548 3744
For Data Protection and Freedom of Information enquiries please contact us at:
16 Richmond St