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Access Restrictions

Due to Data Protection regulations, access to the records of the Department of Forensic Medicine [GUA FM] are restricted. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 personal data held on individuals is protected. Additional access restrictions are in place where material is deemed sensitive even though the data subject may be dead.

Details of which records are restricted can be found in our online finding aids. There are no access restrictions on the Papers of John Glaister Senior (1856-1932) and John Glaister Junior (1892-1971), Professors of Forensic Medicine [DC 403]. These are open for anyone to consult.

Researchers may submit an application to access restricted materials providing they agree to certain obligations which enable Glasgow University Archive Services (GUAS) to protect the rights of data subjects as stipulated in the Data Protection Act.

Obligations of the researcher:

  • Declaration that research work has an acceptable research purpose as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Not to reveal identities of any named individuals or allow identification of individuals as a result of research
  • Not to use information gained from research for any other purpose than the specific research outlined in the application
  • Submission of any text intended for publication produced as a result of research on GUA FM fonds to the University Archivist for approval prior to publication
  • Understanding of the sensitive nature of the material contained within GUA FM fonds

To make an application for access to restricted materials, researchers must contact GUAS for an application form:


Telephone: 0141 330 5515
Fax: 0141 330 4158
Mail: Archive Services
University of Glasgow
77-78 Dumbarton Road
G11 7PW
Scotland, U.K.