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The research exemptions to data subject rights are not automatic, but should be considered on a study by study basis. It is important, therefore, not to offer or limit the rights available to research participants in the Participant Information Sheet, without taking account of the relevance of the rights to a particular project.

If you have previously offered or limited rights to research participants that are not appropriate under GDPR, you may need to revise your previous Participant Information Sheet as a non-substantial amendment (and submit in the usual way). As these changes to their rights could affect the perception of a participant about the study, you should consider whether participants may want to review their participation in the study.

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