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Archive for January, 2016

Personal and sensitive research data & the law

By Nazlin Bhimani, on 22 January 2016

dataMuch research data about people – even sensitive data – can be shared ethically and legally if researchers employ strategies of informed consent, anonymisation and controlling access to data.  However, researchers obtaining data from people are expected to maintain high ethical standards and comply with relevant legislation and duties.

This guidance is generally provided by professional bodies, host institutions and funding organaisations. The laws that govern the use of data, in addition to the duties of confidentiality, include the following Acts:

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Tell us about your needs! Research Data Management survey

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 19 January 2016

To helpSurvey poster improve our services, training and infrastructure we would like to understand how UCL can better support researchers to store, organise and preserve the research data and sources created and used during their research projects. This anonymous survey is open at all UCL researchers and research students.

We are interested in all types of research projects, whatever the discipline, source of funding and whether you produce digital or non-digital data. Please complete the survey even if you are not familiar with Research Data Management, feel that you produce little data in your research or do not receive funding for your research.

This survey is now closed, many thanks to all our respondents. A report on the findings is available in UCL Discovery.

For any questions about the survey, please contact your Research Data Support Officer.

On behalf of the RDM survey working group – UCL Library services