GDPR - Helping you get ready

Thursday 8th March 2018

The MRS has released a suite of materials for MRS members and company partners.  Held under the 'standards' area of the website, the materials include GDPR In Brief series which give background and advice for interpreting the regulation in the context of the insight sector.

The GDPR in Brief Series is exclusive to MRS Members and Accredited Company Partners.  The MRS's data privacy experts have produced the GDPR in Brief Series for interpreting the regulation in the context of the insight sector.

The series includes:

  • GDPR in Brief No.1 – Overview of Data Protection Reform
  • GDPR In Brief No.2 – Compliance Checklist
  • GDPR In Brief No.3 - Data Processors
  • GDPR In Brief No.4 - Data Protection Officer
  • GDPR In Brief No.5 - Informed Consent
  • GDPR In Brief No.6 - Informed Consent Checklist 
  • GDPR In Brief No.7 - Transparent Privacy Information Notices

The MRS has also produced a new Guidance Note on Data Protection and Research, to provide guidance for MRS members and Company Partners and help ensure compliance with the new data protection framework introduced by the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Bill 2018.

There are also training and webinars to help support you and your team with the new legislation.

GDPR and Data Privacy in Research - 21 May
One day training course. This is now full  - if you want to be added to the wait list, please email 

GDPR Standards WebinarOn the Starting Blocks, GDPR Q&A with MRS Standards Team - 27 March
Free event exclusive for MRS Individual Members. Our standards team who will answer your top GDPR questions and help you prepare for the changes in the data protection landscape in our live interactive webinar for MRS Individual members. Watch the webinar here

GDPR Masterclass: Transparent Research Projects - 10 April
Free event exclusive to MRS Company Partners. Our Standards team will discuss best practice in different types of research projects and protecting the rights of data subjects in research projects. It will also address approaches to conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments and Legitimate Interest Assessments in a research context. Due to popularity, bookings are limited to one person per Company Partner organisation.

MRS Roadshows

The MRS team are on the road again in 2018, presenting at our Roadshow events around the UK. For members and Company Partners, these informal events are a great way to find out  the latest advice on GDPR and data protection. Find a Roadshow near you.

The MRS also produce a blog on the subject.

Well worth a look if you are a member.