Upon processing applications for research funding

In processing applications for research funding, the Estonian Research Council processes the person’s name, contact data, data on education and training courses, documents, and employment.

The purpose of processing the data referred to above is performing an obligation arising from law (granting research funding) and performing a task in the public interest; it is also necessary for entering into and performing a contract with the persons who have been awarded funding. The processing of contact data upon reviewing the feedback related to granting research funding is based on the Estonian Research Council’s legitimate interest. The names of the persons whose applications are satisfied are published.

Personal data related to granting research funding is generally processed through the Estonian Research Information System and the data is stored in the database without a term.