Managing and sharing social science research data: legal and ethical issues 08-Apr-11British Library, London

The UK Data Archive and the Social Research Association (SRA) are hosting a workshop on managing and sharing research data for quantitative and qualitative social science research.

The workshop is aimed at social researchers at all stages of their career - from new to experienced - and will cover key legal and ethical issues surrounding the managing and sharing of data in research with people (surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations and ethnography). This event is part of UK Data Archive's current Researcher Development Initiative (RDI) training programme.

The workshop will provide guidance and practical exercises and discussions focusing on:

  • ethical and legal issues in data sharing and re-use
  • handling and sharing confidential information and personal data
  • informed consent and data sharing
  • anonymising data

Content is based on advice and guidance provided by the UK Data Archive to researchers and aims to help researchers plan data management strategies for projects and consider data sharing and archiving as part of ethical review procedures.

Travel bursaries are available for postgraduate students. Contact Research Data Management at the Archive for further information.