On 1 February 2018, MRC Unit The Gambia legally transfered to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). This transfer includes the assignment of MRC Unit The Gambia research studies and associated data to LSHTM. As such, LSHTM will become the sole Data Controller (the organisation responsible under the data protection laws) and will take on responsibility for the oversight of personal data collected, held and processed through our research studies. Your personal information will continue to be held securely; accessed only by those involved in the research and shared in accordance with the details provided in the participant information sheet and consent form. If you, or a member of your family, have any questions or concerns about this please contact: dpo@lshtm.ac.uk. If you, or a member of your family, have clinical queries then please contact: Dr. Jonas Lexow at jlexow@mrc.gm

Further information is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/key-definitions