Information Compliance Training and Resources Information Compliance Training and Resources

A range of information compliance training options are available to UEA staff and students. Details are provided below, and if you or your team have additional specific training requirements please contact in the first instance.

Online training courses Online training courses

Our short online training courses each take approximately 30 minutes to complete and can be completed in your own time as and when required, without any need for pre-booking.

Please note: completion of one or more of these courses is mandatory for staff in certain University departments, and for staff requiring access to certain University systems. If you work in one of these departments or wish to access these systems, training completion statistics will be passed to managers and system owners for monitoring purposes. Please note that we can only provide statistics where users have completed the test at the end of the training, and entered their name and email address.

All staff working with personal data must, at minimum, complete the online data protection training module as soon as possible after commencement of their duties.
Data Protection. Go to Blackboard. Data Protection training is available under 'My Organisations'. N.B. This training covers the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 
Freedom of Information. Go to
Records Management. Go to
Copyright. Go to and under 'My Modules' select 'Online staff development'. In the left-hand menu, select 'Copyright Training for Lecturers'. This course is hosted in Blackboard and provided by JISClegal under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives unported 3.0 licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
Information Security. See Information security training for more details. This course is hosted in Blackboard

Face to face training sessions Face to face training sessions

Training on Information Compliance, Freedom of Information (including Environmental Information Regulations), Data Protection and Copyright training is organised by the Centre for Staff and Educational Development. To find out when the next training sessions are being held please visit the CSED website. If your office or department would benefit from a specific training session tailored for your needs, please contact Dave Palmer or Ellen Paterson who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. 

Data Protection. This course will provide an introduction to UK data protection law, indivdiual rights and obligations for UEA.
Freedom of Information. This course will cover the basics of the Act, how UEA manages requests for information, and addresses the implications of the Act for work practices at UEA. This course also now covers the Environmental Information Regulations.
Copyright. This course will provide general information about copyright, how UEA approaches copyright, and will inform the attendees of what can and cannot be done under the Act.

Information leaflets and handouts Information leaflets and handouts

Download and print out the following leaflets and handouts. Each describes the main points of each area of information compliance, and have been been produced to be pinned on a board or passed to staff who don't need to know all the details.

Data protection flyer
Freedom of information flyer
Environmental information regulations flyer
Records management flyer
Copyright flyer
Information security flyer
Email management flyer
Digital copying for coursework - how to be legal

FOIA Contacts meeting FOIA Contacts meeting

The central information compliance team host meetings with FOIA contacts to present the annual report on request activity, consider changes in the legislation, and look at ways of improving local operations to achieve compliance with the legislation. Presentations from this meeting are available for download:

FOIA contacts November 2011
FOIA contacts April 2013