Managing and sharing social science research data, Leeds16 November 2010University of Leeds

On 16 November 2010, as part of its current Researcher Development Initiative (RDI) grant, the UK Data Archive is organising a workshop at the University of Leeds on managing and sharing social science research data.
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This workshop is aimed at: ESRC award holders; postgraduate and new or experienced researchers in the social sciences and related disciplines; and members of Research Ethics Committees. It will cover key issues for research involving people as participants - interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, observations, ethnography and so on. The programme includes guidance and practical exercises and discussions focusing on:

  • ethical and legal issues in data sharing and use
  • handling and sharing confidential information and personal data
  • informed consent and data sharing
  • anonymising data
  • copyright in data
  • documentation and transcription
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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 and institutional ethical review guidelines.

The workshop is free, but places are limited so booking is essential. A £20 fee will be payable for non-attendance, where notice has not been given by 12 November 2010.

A few travel bursaries are available for postgraduate students. Contact Data sharing for further information.

Booking for this event is now closed.