Who owns your research data? Legal and ethical issues in using and sharing data 19 February 2013University of Essex, Colchester

Who owns your research data? You? The University? Your respondents?

Would you like to safely share your data with colleagues? Would publishing your data give it greater impact? Are you afraid to share your data because of concerns about confidentiality? Most research funders now require data to be shared; does yours?

This half-day workshop (from 9.30 - 13.00) will introduce you to several key legal and ethical issues surrounding uses of research data. You will gain hands on experience assessing research ethics committee applications, designing suitable consent forms, anonymising qualitative data and regulating access to data.

This session will help you:

  • gain a deeper understating of the legal and ethical issues surrounding research data, such as the Duty of Confidentiality, Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act and IPR regulations as they relate to research data
  • gain experience in completing research ethics submissions which require you to discuss plans for both protecting and sharing data
  • be confident to pass on this information to your research students

This is a closed event for academic and research staff and students at the University of Essex. The workshop forms part of the University of Essex Learning and Development programme.