Since the 25th of March 2018 any European member-state has to abide by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). In simple terms, GDPR dictate the methods that data can be collected, stored and shared. Here at the Stirling University we take GDPR very seriously.
Subsequently, any data collected for the LIMNADES project places the contributors research interests and anonymity, first. To achieve this, we implement a robust but flexible data policy that takes int mind both data user and provider.
The first requirement, as with most modern day data sharing systems, is that you must become a member. This entails providing a small amount of personal information including your name, research institute/company and email and accepting the terms and conditions of the service. You will then need to be certified by the curator of the LIMNADES database - this might take a few days
We implement a two phase sharing approach that ensures the protection of the data provider, which essentially leaves the power in their hands as to whether they want to share their data with the person/research group requesting it. Below is a graphical description of the sharing process.