Research IT & Data management Drop-ins

By Daniel Van Strien, on 5 January 2017

The Research Data Management team will be working with colleagues from Research IT to run regular drop-in sessions for all research staff and research students where you can come and get support and advice. The sessions will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the RITS service areas, so if you have any problems related the following areas, you should find someone there who can help:

  • research programming
  • workflow automation
  • finding tools and services for your research programmes
  • high performance computing
  • handling large datasets
  • handling sensitive data
  • data storage
  • Research Data Management (including Data Management Plans).

There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session.

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Free Research Data event for Early Career Researchers – 28 July, Cambridge

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 28 June 2016

UCL Early Career Researchers from a range of disciplines are invited to attend the SES Data Dialogue events. On the 28th of July, participants will learn how to better approach research data sharing – including sensitive data -, how to gain access to restricted, secure or open data, and what types of data repositories are available.

This event takes place at the University of Cambridge and will enable Early Career Researchers to hear from key speakers from the UK’s leading Research Data centres and to join a discussion amongst peers with tangible experience in accessing, managing and sharing data.

Read the programme and register now.

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Research Programming – next Technical social event: 20 April, 5pm

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 10 March 2016

UCL Research IT Services (RITS) organise regular informal events where you can learn about useful tools and techniques which will help with your research while meeting other students and staff who use computers for science. Each event features a short talk followed by informal discussion over pizza and drinks.

RITSThe last event focused on geospatial data. Rachel Alegre presented her collaboration with the UCL Energy Institute on the ShipViz project . You can read about it on the RITS website.

The next event will take place on the 20th of April. We will hear about sensitive data. Register now.

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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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How should I store sensitive & personal data?

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 22 September 2015

UCL Data Safe Haven should be used to store personal and sensitive data. Information and guidance is available.

Ethical and legal issues should always be considered when storing and preserving your research data.

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