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Managing and sharing research data, Edinburgh17-Jun-08University of Edinburgh

On 17 June 2008, the RELU Data Support Service, together with the UK Data Archive is holding a workshop at the University of Edinburgh on managing and sharing research data. Guidance is based on advice and support provided to ESRC award holders as part of their contractual obligations to share data, and to award holders of the cross Research Council Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) Programme. images of data sharing issues

This hands-on workshop will cover key issues on data management and sharing applied to research involving people as participants (interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, observation and so on).

The workshop focuses on:
  • dealing with confidential research information and personal data
  • developing consent agreements for obtaining informed consent from participants
  • anonymisation techniques and access regulations to enable use and sharing of research data
  • data documentation and metadata

The workshop will provide theoretical information, practical exercises, examples and discussion. There is no cost for this workshop but places are limited so booking is essential. Priority will be given to RELU researchers, researchers actively collecting data and to ethics committee members. The workshop will take place between 10.00 and 16.00.