National study on gender-based violence in academia - Anonymity and data protection

The study has been ethically reviewed and approved by the Swedish Ethical Review Authority (Etikprövningsmyndigheten). Only individuals within The Research and Collaboration Programme’s research group may access the data. If other research groups wish to access the data, a special review will be conducted.

Statistics Sweden (SCB) collects the  survey responses and compiles them in tables. After completed processing, SCB delivers depersonalised data to KI for continued analysis.


To maintain anonymity, the data will be reported in sufficiently large groups so that no single individual is identifiable. Information on individuals’ personal circumstances is protected by confidentiality and all those who work with the survey are bound by professional secrecy.

Data Protection

Confidentiality follows Chapter 24, Section 8 of the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (SFS 2009:400). Confidentiality applies to both SCB, who collects the questionnaire responses, and Karolinska Institutet, as the research principal.

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Karolinska Institutet is responsible for storing data in a secure manner. The survey data may be released by KI to be analysed by other researchers. For other researchers to access the data, it is necessary with both contractual regulation and a special review process in line with well-established procedures. Such research and statistics activities are also covered by confidentiality. Data will be handled in accordance with GDPR, The General Data Protection Regulation.


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