19 Jan 2011 12:00pm - 2:00pm CRASSH Seminar Room



Dr Louise Corti (Associate Director, UK Data Archive and Head of ESDS Qualidata)
Dr Libby Bishop (Timescapes Project, University of Leeds)

About the seminar

The drive to make research data accessible to the widest possible scholarly community through archiving and data-sharing mandates proposed by funding bodies and academic journals raises new ethical, technical and methodological challenges.

Does the ease with which digital data can be re-used, shared, searched and combined make it impossible for research participants to give their fully informed consent, as they cannot know how information about them will be used in future? Can the need to ensure efficient use of public funds by sharing and archiving publicly-funded research data be balanced with the demands of data protection and individual privacy? Can researchers build ethics into their relationship with data so that their work respects the privacy of research participants while creating knowledge for the public good?

This seminar brings together researchers, research co-ordinators, and data managers to discuss their experiences in finding practical ways of dealing with issues of consent, confidentiality, research design and relations with stakeholders. The seminar will consist of a mixture of short presentations followed by a panel discussion.

This seminar is part of a series. Please click here for a full list of related events.
Digital Humanities / Incremental Seminar Series

The Incremental project is a collaboration between the Cambridge University Library and Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow. The project is a first step in improving and facilitating the day-to-day and long-term management of research data in higher education institutions (HEI’s).

The Cambridge Digital Humanities Network connects researchers at the University of Cambridge and beyond who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. 

To reserve a place at the seminar and for more information about the Incremental project, please contact Catharine Ward (cw330 [at] cam.ac.uk).

For more information about the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network, please contact Anne Alexander (raa43 [at] cam.ac.uk). 

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