Save the Date: Data Privacy Symposium, Denver - September 11

21 Jun 2016

Privacy Implications of Research Data: A NISO Symposium
Sponsored by the RDA/NISO Privacy Implications of Research Data Sets Interest Group
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Even as the opportunities presented by offering access to and re-use of scientific data sets become more apparent, sharing human subject data in particular is being hampered by lack of a framework to address privacy and security concerns. The Research Data Alliance (RDA) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) are working to address that challenge through a joint interest group building a global consensus framework that will support both privacy and scientific data sharing.
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, with the generous support of the Sloan Foundation, as a stepping stone towards that goal, the RDA/NISO interest group will host a free public symposium in Denver on privacy implications of research data, gathering, sharing and reuse.
Attendees will hear from experts on the following:
• The feasibility of balancing research requirements with the need for privacy protections
• The limits of anonymization in the context of personally identifiable information
• The demands of security, privacy, and trust
• Privacy, policy, and data governance in university research practice
• Privacy and legal frameworks in the European Union
And more…
Confirmed speakers include John Wilbanks, Sage Bionetworks; Micah Altman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Christine Borgman, University of California- Los Angeles; Christoph Bruch, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres; with additional names to be announced soon.
For more information, contact:
3600 Clipper Mill Road
Suite 302
Baltimore, MD 21211-1948
Phone: +1.301.654.2512
Email: ***@***.***

  • Nettie Lagace's picture

    Author: Nettie Lagace

    Date: 28 Jul, 2016

    Wanted to remind you all about this Interest Group Symposium to be held in Denver on September 11. There will be many esteemed speakers spending the day with us.
    We’ve posted the agenda with all confirmed speakers and a registration link at
    You may participate in person in Denver or virtually via live stream, but we would appreciate the registration/RSVP via
    Nettie Lagace
    Associate Director for Programs
    National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
    3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302
    Baltimore, MD 21211
    Mobile: 617-863-0501
    Fax: 410-685-5278
    E-mail: ***@***.***

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