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Information Governance

The role of the Information Governance Office, a service provided by University’s Information Security Team, is to support members of Medical Sciences Division with information governance related matters and to support the Division’s strategic objectives. 

Acting as a central point, we coordinate activities and liaise with central University departments such as Research Services, Legal Services, and IT Services with research grant applications, and regulatory requirements. We also act as a central knowledge bank to facilitate the timely delivery of health and science research by understanding and streamlining surrounding processes. This includes external bodies such as National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), NHS England, Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundations Trust, Oxford Health (OH) NHS FT, Medical Research Council (MRC) and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

For Medical Sciences Divisional members, we provide:

  • A dedicated email helpline at with a response window of 1 working day
  • Tailored training (and awareness raising activities) on information security to complement the online awareness module
  • Data Security and Protection Toolkit submissions support for departments
  • Assurance and Risk Management related support for your information assets, projects, and third-party suppliers who handle information on your behalf
  • Support and guidance to comply with external requirements for medical research
  • Internal audit delivery, process development, and help resolving issues discovered

Find out more about our guidance on secure working practices and the implementation of University’s Information Security policy.

Information Governance news and updates will be included in OxfordMedSci News, the Divisional newsletter. For more frequent and in-depth updates from us (regarding changes to NHS IGT, progress against strategic objectives, and information on NHS Digital Audits), please get in touch with us at

This service does not include activities in preparation for EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). For enquiries relating to GDPR and Data Protection Act, please see the University webpages.

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