Corporate Governance

Strategic Plan

ERC’s first strategic plan (2019-2021) provides information on our mission, values and strategic goals.

Data Protection & General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has implications for any data processing activities where personal data is processed. This has implications for how the ERC works with schools, with individuals and bodies working in the education sector, with Government Departments etc. where personal data is shared. For further information on GDPR, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has established the following website that provides information on GDPR

For our Privacy Policy, please click here.

For our Cookie Policy, please click here.

Subject Access Request (SAR)

The GDPR states that individuals have the right to access information about their personal data from an organisation.  Information on the ERC’s SAR policy and the SAR Form are available below.

Note: Students, or parents of students (under the age of 18), requesting information on behalf of their children, are advised to submit their SAR Form via the school the student is currently attending. This is to help us to protect your data by assisting with validating that the request for information is coming from the correct person.

For our Subject Access Request (SAR) Policy please click here.

For a Subject Access Request (SAR) Form please click here.

Data Protection Queries

Please address data protection and GDPR queries by:

E-Mail to:

Mail to:      The Data Protection Officer, The Educational Research Centre, DCU, St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin D09 AN2F

Telephone: (01) 837 3789

Additional information is also available on the website of the Data Protection Commissioner:

Protected Disclosure

For our Protected Disclosure policy please click here.

For the 2019 Protected Disclosure Report click here.

For the 2018 Protected Disclosure report please click here.

For the 2017 Protected Disclosure report please click here.

For the 2015/16 Protected Disclosure report please click here.

Annual Reports

For the 2018 Annual Report please click here.

For the 2017 Annual Report please click here.