Training and resources


In Person/Live Online

In person staff training in GDPR will continue to be advertised through the HR Learning and Development webpages and An Dialann. This is run once per semester with one focusing on Data Protection and the second focusing on Data Protection in Research.

Upcoming Training events – Live Online

 1. Introduction to GDPR & Data Protection 28th March 2023  10.30am – 12.00pm

2. General Data Protection Training for Research Staff 30th March 2023 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Staff can sign up through the following link via HR:


Self Paced Online

We also have online training available. If you are a staff member or student, please log onto your Blackboard Account and take the GDPR training module which is available to you.

To access this module, please go to the "Self Enrol" section on Blackboard and search for our module "General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Training". The Course ID is AH.0288.

GDPR Quiz for Students

Please click here if you are a student(staff can also take this if desired) and wish to take the University of Galway GDPR Training Quiz or click here if you wish to take the University of Galway GDPR and Health Research Training Quiz.

Please note if you are involved in Health Research then it is a legal requirement that you must have completed GDPR training.

Other Relevant Training

We strongly advise you to also take ISS Security training.

If you are working remotely, please take our online GDPR training and consult with the working remotely advice available in the staff and student resources section of this Data Protection website


See NUI Galway Policies and Procedures Page: Policies and Procedures

Ireland Data Protection Commissioner website:

EU Guidance:

HRDPN Data Protection Guide Document for Health Researchers is a practical guide on Data Protection for all involved in health research.

Health Research:

Please view this YouTube link for update on Health Research by the Health Research Board: