The University has developed an online training course to provide an introductory grounding in:
- Records Management
- Information Security
- Data Protection
- Freedom of Information
The module is suitable for all staff with access to an University network and should take approximately half an hour to complete. In order for the system to register that you have undertaken the course, you must work through the entire module including the end of module quiz. You will be able to print a certificate when you successfully pass the quiz.
The module is available on DUO. Staff can access it from their DUO homepage using their CIS username and CIS password. DUO can be found at https://duo.dur.ac.uk/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp and the module is located within the "training course" section of the homepage.
Staff without access to DUO can view a Word version of the course content via the following link:
Members of University staff whose work does not primarily involve accessing personal data (as defined by the Information Commissioner’s Office) and members of staff who do not have a work email account are not be required to complete the University's online data protection training package. This includes Grades 1 and 2 staff, drivers, cleaners, caretakers, catering assistants, maintenance supervisors and other maintenance workers, plant operatives, security officers, porters, and students undertaking casual work.
Instead, the University has compiled a Data Protection Act Awareness Sheet for distribution to staff in this category by supervisors or heads of department/college/section/centre.