If you are participating in the BOOST trial the following information is relevant to you.
The University of Oxford is the sponsor for this study based in the United Kingdom. We will be using information from you and your medical records in order to undertake this study and will act as the data controller for this study. This means that we are responsible for looking after your information and using it properly. The University of Oxford will keep identifiable information about you for up to five years after the study has finished.
Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible.
Your local recruiting centre will collect information from you for this research study in accordance with our instructions.
Your local recruiting centre will use your name, date of birth, NHS number and contact details including your address, phone number and email address (if applicable) to contact you about the research study, and make sure that relevant information about the study is recorded for your care, and to oversee the quality of the study. Individuals from the University of Oxford and regulatory organisations may look at your medical and research records to check the accuracy of the research study. Your local recruiting centre will pass these details to the University of Oxford along with the information collected from you. The only people in the University of Oxford who will have access to information that identifies you will be people who need to contact you to send your follow-up questionnaire and information on the study results, to request a copy of your MRI scan (if applicable) or audit the data collection process. The people who analyse the information will not be able to identify you and will not be able to find out your name, NHS number or contact details.
Your local recruiting centre will keep identifiable information about you from this study for up to five years after the study has finished.
The University of Oxford will collect information about you for this research study from NHS Digital. This information will include your name, NHS number, contact details (including address, phone number and email address where applicable) and date of birth and health information, which is regarded as a special category of information. We will use this information to confirm that the contact details we hold for you are up to date and to collect data relating to the level of health service usage during the time you are participating in the study.
We would like to thank you again for taking part in the BOOST trial. The information that you have provided is invaluable in helping us work out the best way to deliver physiotherapy treatment for older people with back and leg pain or symptoms due to lumbar spinal stenosis (also called neurogenic claudication).
If you have any questions about how data is handled, please contact us.