Managing and sharing research data: focus on consent, confidentiality and disclosure2 December 2009LSE Rosebery Hall, London

On 2 December 2009, as part of the 5th International Digital Curation Conference, the UK Data Archive is holding a workshop at the LSE Rosebery Hall on managing and sharing research data. Guidance is based on advice and support provided to ESRC award holders as part of their contractual obligations to share data, and on data management planning as implemented by the cross-Research Council Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) Programme. data management

This workshop will cover key issues on data management and sharing as applied to socio-economic research involving people as participants (interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, observation and so on). It will provide both theoretical information and practical exercises and discussions focusing on:

  • dealing with confidential research information and personal data
  • developing agreements for obtaining informed consent from participants
  • appropriate anonymisation techniques to enable re-use and sharing of research data

Guidance will also help researchers when planning data management strategies for research projects, or when considering data sharing and archiving as part of ethical review procedures.

Participants are encouraged to contribute materials in advance of the workshop to ensure an interactive and topical approach. Such materials will depend on current research activities, but might include: descriptions of current research projects; sample consent forms used; data management plans; current or intending procedures for anonymising data; institutional ethical review guidelines on data sharing.

There is a cost of £65 for this workshop. Places are limited so booking is essential. Priority will be given to researchers actively collecting data or to Research Ethics Committee members.

Booking is now closed