All members of the research team, including research administrators and assistants, as well as Jerome Schafer, Jörn Ege, and Bart Bes, undertook to comply with EU data protection. As well as signing a confidentiality agreement, members of the research team guaranteed the anonymity of respondents to the survey and to all interviewees. They undertook, moreover, to ensure that it would not be possible identify any respondent or interviewee from the citation or discussion of their answers in publications.

As an ESRC-funded project, it was agreed that the EUCIQ dataset comprising responses to the online survey would be deposited in the ESRC Data Archive at the University of Essex following publication of the monograph that showcases the project findings. The dataset will become available to other researchers at that point.