Legislation & frameworks

Relevant legislation & frameworks

In general terms, the justification on which personal information can be used and processed for research purposes requires selecting the rightful legal basis under GDPR. A valid legal basis should be identified prior to processing and should also be documented alongside relevant legislation, if necessary. The choice of legal basis depends on the purpose of the data processing and a legal gateway must also be identified if datasets are to be linked.

The below list highlights the relevant legislation and frameworks. You can also read more about the relevance and application of the various provisions here.