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Student Policies and Regulations

Data Ethics Policy

The policy on Ethical Use of Student Data for Learning Analytics has been superseded by a new Data Ethics Policy.

The Data Ethics Policy describes the University's approach to ensuring that data is used ethically. It applies to large-scale data processing that is intended to inform actions the University may take, recognising that new technologies such as data science and artificial intelligence can raise ethical questions.

This policy does not apply to data collected and used for academic research, which is covered by Research Ethics

If you require this document in an alternative format, please Contact Us or contact your Student Support Team if you are a current Open University Student. Students living in Wales can speak with a student support adviser in Welsh on 029 2047 1170, should you wish to do so.

Policy Document

For more information about changes to policy, terms and conditions, and curriculum visit the change log.