Drop-in Clinic with the UK Data Service – 23 May

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 12 May 2016

Experts from the UK Data Service  will advise research staff and students on working with qualitative and quantitative research data.

The UKUKDataService Data Service (UKDS) is funded by ESRC and is the country’s largest archive of social science and economic research data.

Four UKDS representatives will provide advice and guidance on a range of topics, including informed consent, data storage and security, anonymisation techniques, documentation standards, and more.

This Research Data Drop-in Clinic will be held on Monday, 23 May 2016 from 12:00 – 2:00pm at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Keppel Street London WC1E 7HT).

Admission: Drop-in. No registration is required. Open to all Bloomsbury research staff and students. See for further information and venue details.

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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