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Information Compliance

These pages provide information and guidance relating to SOAS's compliance with information legislation, including records management policies.

Data Protection

How to submit a Data Protection request; the School's Data Protection Policy; the Student Data Protection Statement; HESA data collection notices; guidance for staff on the publication of staff details and the disclosure of information to the police; and training resources.

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information

How to submit a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information request; the Freedom of Information Publication Scheme; SOAS's Freedom of Information Policy; Freedom of Information and Data Protection appeal procedures; the Freedom of Information Staff Guide; Guidance for committee servicing; and training resources.

Copyright and Intellectual Property
Guidance on copyright and other IP issues for SOAS staff and students, including how to place material on the Bloomsbury Learning Environment without infringing copyright; copyright and paper course packs; guidance on the School's Copyright Licensing Agency licence; copying for disabled people; and copyright guidance for users of the SOAS Library.

Records Management

Policy, procedures, guidance and advice on how to better manage your electronic and paper records. Includes the Records Management Policy, retention schedule and guidance on how to dispose of records, send records to off-site storage and identify and manage vital records. There are also some handy tips on how you can take small steps to improve the way you manage your records as well as guidance on what naming conventions to use for electronic records.

Practical Information Compliance

How does information compliance affect your studies? Or your work? The Practical Information Compliance page is broken into sections for students, academics and administrative staff at SOAS. If you want to know how copyright and data protection affect your thesis, or what you're allowed to copy for use in teaching, this is the place to start.

For further information on these areas, please contact the Information Compliance Manager at the following address:

Information Compliance Manager
Directorate
SOAS
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7898 4150
Fax: +44 (0)20 7898 4019
Email: dataprotection@soas.ac.uk

Page created 17 October 2007. Last updated 24 June 2015.