University Governance

Find out how the University is governed.

Information Governance

Information Assurance Charter

The Information Governance Committee provides strategic direction for cultural change to ensure adherence to best practice in information management, risk and security.

Freedom of Information

All information held by the University is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) 2002 Act. This Act gives members of the public a general right of access to all recorded information, of any age, held by the University.

Data Protection

Under data protection legislation, the University is legally obliged to protect any personal information that it holds. Members of the University may use personal information for management, administration, research, etc, but must ensure that they conform to the University's Data Protection and Privacy Policy.

University Records Management

Records are required to be kept for business, legislative and fiscal purposes. Records management ensures that the University’s records, both hardcopy and electronic, are managed to meet these requirements including the development of retention schedules and secure storage.

Information Governance Committee

The revised Information Governance Committee was established in 2017 and is chaired by the University Secretary and members are at Executive level.

Information Management Forum

The Information Management Forum considers the complex risk and regulatory environment in which the University operates and manages the risks associated with data security and storage.