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Terms of Reference: (currently being reviewed and updated Trinity 2021)

  To review and approve the Department Information Governance (IG) policies and guides consistent with regulatory requirements and the operational considerations of the Department’s research programs. The IG committee must review all new and material changes to existing IG policies and guides and at least two thirds of the Committee Membership, including the SIRO, approves them;

  To review reported Incidents, including actual and suspected breaches, security, etc.;

  To report to the Research Committee on departmental compliance with Information Governance policies, and to provide advice and support to Research Committee and the SMC on Information Governance matters as required; and

  Through its members, the SIRO, IT/G HEAD and IGM, to encourage good practice and compliance across the activities of the Department, in line with regulatory requirements.


Meeting frequency: Twice a term


Membership: A representative from each of the research groups in the Department. The Committee is currently comprised of the following representatives:

Chair (Digital Health): John Powell

Administration/SIRO: Nicola Small

IT/G Head: John Briggs

Secretary/IGM: Phil Nieri

Health Behaviours: Nerys Astbury

HERG: Ruth Sanders

IRIHS: Joseph Wherton

CVM: James Sheppard

Infections and acute care: Oliver van Hecke

EBM: Vacant – replacement TBD

Data Lab: Helen Curtis 

CHSEO: Stavros Petrou

Medical Statistics: Julie McLellan

CPRD: Clare Bankhead

MIC: Phil Turner

CTU: Ly-Mee Yu/Emma Ogburn

UG team: Maria Luque Arabal

Medical Sociology: Catherine Pope

Q Research: Julia Hippisley-Cox

RCGP/RSC: Simon de Lusignan

MSD IT: Jono Franklin