Survey Privacy Statement

This privacy notice describes how the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) collects and processes personal data of applicants gathered in connection with completion of surveys.

The data controller

The Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) is the Data Controller.


Maison du Savoir
2, avenue de l’Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Tel.: +352 26 19 25-1
Fax.: +352 26 19 25-35

Postal Address:
B.P. 1777
L-1017 Luxembourg


The data processed and legal basis

We may collect personal data about you that you provide as part of completing our surveys such as :

This processing is based on our legitimate interest, as a public institution set up under the Law of 31 May 1999 (published in Memorial A no. 88 of 06 July 1999) with the mission of contributing to the ongoing and long-term development of the national public research system.

The data recipients

The surveys are part of a wider research project on the impact of science funding, conducted jointly with the Chair of Science of Science and Innovation Policy of the KU Leuven. Your personal data collected trought the surveys are therefore shared with KU leuven for the above-mentioned purposes, and will be treated strictly confidentially.

 Data retention period

For research purposes, your data will be retained for a period of ten (10) years, renewable upon request of the researchers and provided that this is needed for research purposes. Afterwards, only representations of pooled survey data (plots, tables, publications or reports) that do not allow the identification of the individual survey responder will be conserved.

 Your rights

In accordance with the applicable data protection law, you may exercise at any time the following rights in relation to your personal data:

In certain cases, and under the conditions laid down by law, you also have the following rights:

To exercise any of these rights, please contact FNR’s DPO :

by e-mail at :

by postal mail:

Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)

Maison du Savoir
2, avenue de l’Université

B.P. 1777
L-1017 Luxembourg

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