The data that we obtain from you will be strictly confidential. You will be assigned a study number which is used as the identifier in our database and makes you completely anonymous to everyone except the research study nurses, study doctors and the study administrator. This database is stored on a secure server at the Medical Sciences Division IT Services (MSD IT Services) at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The MSD IT Services is routinely handling sensitive information and procedures are in place to ensure the highest possible data security and integrity.
Any data released to researchers will be in an electronic form and will be anonymised i.e. it will contain no personal identification. If your samples are released for further analysis to other departments, those researchers can request information such as your BMI, age, blood sample results etc., which will enable them to analyse their data. However, none of your personal information or data that could be traced to you will be released.