The policy of the group is to work strictly in accordance with the MRC statement "Responsibility in the use of medical information for research". The group is covered by the University of Oxford's registration under the Data Protection Act.
Great care is taken to ensure the confidentiality and security of the records. All members of the group sign a declaration undertaking to maintain the confidentiality of the medical records to which they have access. Access to computer records is restricted to members of the group.
The CCRG has a Security Policy that complies with British Standard BS7799:Information Security. As part of that policy the group has a Security Policy Statement that describes the aims and purpose of our security policy. The full text of that statement can be viewed on the Security Policy Statement page.