Assessment of projects

If your institution has an agreement with NSD, you must notify us about the processing of personal data in your project. The Notification Form will act as documentation of how personal data will be processed in the project and as a basis for our assessment.

How long will it be until I receive an assessment of my project?

The processs of documenting and assessing the project begins with you sending in the Notification Form. The time needed to assess the processing of personal data in the project will depend on whether the information given in the Notification Form is complete, whether all necessary documents are attached, and also the nature of the project.

We are available for guidance during this process. If the Notification Form is incomplete, we will return it to you with specific comments stating what kind of information we will need in order to make an assessment.

How may I contribute to a faster process?

  • Remember that you are filling in the Notification Form in order to document the processing of personal data in your project and in order to receive an assessment of this processing from NSD
  • Familiarize yourself with the relevant vocabulary and research methods and read about your particular research topic
  • If you have questions, we recommend that you first have a look at our answers to freqently asked questions
  • If you cannot find answers to your questions on our website, get in contact with us via online chat, phone: 55 58 21 17 (press 1), or email:
  • Attach all relevant documents to the form (such as an information letter/consent form, interview guide, questionnaire and other approvals)
  • Go through your Notification Form carefully before sending it in. Make sure that you have answered all questions, provided a clear picture of which personal data you will process, how data will be processed, and why it is necessary to process these personal data in your project.

What do we assess?

When processing your Notification form, we do an overall assessment of how you will be processing personal data in your project. Among other things, our assessment involves:

Are you in a hurry?

See how you may carry out a project without it being necessary to notify NSD about your project.

Last updated: 07-02-2019

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