Regulations and policies
Here you will find links to the regulations and policy documents that govern use of the computing facilities at Birkbeck.
- Birkbeck College Computing Regulations
- These regulations apply to any user (including all members of the College) using any computing facility of the College (including computers, communication networks, software, and all computer-based information systems) for any purpose (including teaching, research and administration).
- JANET Acceptable Use Policy
- Acceptable Use Policy for all UK Academic networks. The College Computing Regulations require all students and staff to be familiar with this policy.
- Acceptable Use of IT Services Workstation Rooms
- Although ITS are reluctant to suspend student accounts, anyone found to be acting in such a way that they cause disruption to others or breaches of security is liable to have their account suspended.
- Birkbeck Policy on Staff Use of Electronic Mail, Internet and Telecommunication Facilities Sets out what is regarded as acceptable use by College staff of email, internet and telecommunication facilities and the general circumstances under which interception and or retention of copies of communications or monitoring of an individual's use of these facilities may occur.
Birkbeck Policy on communicating with students using email From 2009/2010 Academic year, students are no longer allocated Birkbeck mailboxes by default, though may request mailboxes during the enrolment process. In addition, students must maintain their contact email address within their My Birkbeck Profile, and this will be used by staff for communicating with students.
- Birkbeck Network Security Policy
- In order to safeguard the stability, integrity and security of the College IT network, steps need to be taken by ITS and each School / Department to ensure that machines under their control are properly managed to minimise the risks. The objectives of this policy are to ensure that the College’s IT network and computing facilities are adequately protected against misuse or abuse.
- Data Protection Policy at Birkbeck
Data Protection Code of Practice at Birkbeck
- The Data Protection Act 1998 places an obligation upon Birkbeck, as a data controller, to collect and use personal data in a responsible and accountable fashion. Birkbeck College is committed to ensuring that every current employee and registered student complies with this Act to ensure the confidentiality of any personal data held by the College in whatever medium.
- Wireless and Mobile Computing Policy
- Anyone using the Birkbeck Wireless Network needs to read and agree to the terms of this policy.
- Code of Practice for the World Wide Web
- Regarding the setting up and use of Webservers and Webpages at Birkbeck. To be read in conjunction with the JANET Acceptable Use Policy and the College Computing Regulations.
- Regarding use of software purchased under a CHEST (Combined Higher Education Software Team) agreement.
- College Policy on Internet Domain Names
- College Policy on ITS Web Support for Externally Funded Projects and External Organisations
- Birkbeck College Guidelines on the Responsible Use of Electronic Mail
- Includes good email practice and unnacceptable activities. Serious breaches of the guidelines could result in withdrawal of access to email
- Guidelines for Personal Web Pages
- Safeguarding of Academic and Research Data