Social Science Research Data Interest Group Meeting

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26 Nov 2019
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Meeting objectives: 

The Social Science Research Data Interest Group has been established and held it’s first meeting as an adopted IG in Helsinki in October 2019. This IG has three core activities which are our priority areas for development:

  1. quality of data: finding automated ways to investigate and provide information on quality

  2. data policy: aligning – and wherever simplify – data policies and their implications for making data available and for using data. 

  3. sensitive data: estimates are that over 40% of the data in our community is too sensitive to make them openly available without any restrictions or measures. 

The emphasis of the IG meeting in Helsinki was on prioritising these three areas, and establishing next steps for the group’s activities. To this end, the group is now working to establish a joint working group on data quality. 

The objective of this meeting ]is a focus on the third objective - that of managing and sharing sensitive data, in the social science and related communities such as health and medical research, and cultural data communities. This will therefore be a focussed meeting seeking to establish a work agenda for the group around requirements for the management of sensitive data. 

Meeting agenda: 

As detailed in our objectives, the agenda of this meeting will focus on the establishment of a work program on sensitive data management. To this end, we will include a series of short (10-15 minute) presentations on current practices in social sciences and related disciplines, followed by an open discussion on work priorities for the group in this area. The meeting agenda, based on a 90 minute meeting timeslot, is as follows:

Presentations (60 minutes)

  1. Introduction to sensitive data in the social sciences (IG chairs)

  2. Best practices for sensitive data management in Europe (Speaker TBC)

  3. Results of the Cyber IMPACT project for use of trusted remote storage

  4. The 5 Safes national data access framework in Australia (Steve McEachern)

  5. US Census data release using differential privacy (Speaker TBC)

  6. ODISSEI
 (Tom Emery, Generations and Gender Project)

Open discussion on sensitive data work program (20 minutes)

Next steps (10 minutes)

Target Audience: 

eResearch and cyberinfrastructure providers interested in support for sensitive research data

Researchers using sensitive data

Policy-makers

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The Social Science Research Data Interest Group has been established and held it’s first meeting as an adopted IG in Helsinki in October 2019. This IG has three core activities which are our priority areas for development:

  1. quality of data: finding automated ways to investigate and provide information on quality

  2. data policy: aligning – and wherever simplify – data policies and their implications for making data available and for using data. 

  3. sensitive data: estimates are that over 40% of the data in our community is too sensitive to make them openly available without any restrictions or measures. 

Short Group Status: 

The Social Science Research Data Interest Group has been established and held it’s first meeting as an adopted IG in Helsinki in October 2019. The group is now working to establish a joint working group on data quality. 

 

Estimate of the required room capacity (Hybrid plenary): 
50
Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
Remote participation availability (only for physical Plenaries): 
Yes
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