Ethics and data protection

Wondering about how to respect GDPR in your Horizon 2020 project? Check out the latest guidelines on “Ethics and data protection“. 

The ethics part is an essential but often forgotten section of the part A of an Horizon 2020 proposals.

Even more since the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation on 25 May 2018, data protection has become an issue for Horizon 2020 projects.

To guide potential and current beneficiaries of EU research and innovation projects, a guidance note “Ethics and data protection” has been drafted by a panel of experts at the request of the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) and aims at raising awareness in the scientific community. It does not constitute official EU guidance but the reading is still very much recommanded of course.

For more information to prepare the ethics section of your proposal, check out the Horizon 2020 manual and especially the “Guidance How to complete your ethics self-assessment