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Workshops and Classes: iSkills: Working with sensitive research data

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Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data

A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research data obtained from a third party source such as a data archive. This session will also be of interest to those creating data they consider sensitive or confidential, who want to know how best to go about it. Examples of scenarios drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian.

Objectives - By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand key best practice principles when working with sensitive or restricted research data
  • Understand issues around creating original data
  • Use informed consent agreements
  • Maximise the usage potential of data
  • Understand key strategies for protecting data including embargoes, vetting and restrictions
  • Use archived data and understand access conditions

Intended Audience: All DPhil students and research staff

Dates and booking

Wednesday 31 May 10.00-12.00 Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room >Booking closed


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Presenters:  John Southall and Cathy Scutt

Format:  Presentation with practical exercises

What you will need? A computer will be provided. If you prefer to bring your own laptop, please read our guidance notes.

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