Event title:

Data Management and Retention in Research

Event details

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
10:00 - 12:00
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Event description


Date:    Wednesday 13 February 2019

Time:    10.00 am – 12.00 noon              

Ref:       LDRES419/1                              


The effective recording and management of data is integral to good research practice.  This is particularly the case where the data holds information about individuals that potentially identifies them.  Good research practice seeks to maintain the data for current and future research, and it is important that any personal data held be managed accordingly over time to ensure the confidentiality of the individuals concerned.  The GDPR legislation that came into effect in May 2018 highlights the importance of effective data management for personal data.  It also clarifies established data protection practice in recognising the importance of anonymization and in acknowledging through exemptions that data can be held over time for research purposes rather than having to be disposed of.  This session will combine a review of how research data is treated by the GDPR legislation and match this to the good practice in research data management that funders and government are looking to embed within Universities.

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of how research data is affected by GDPR legislation.
  • Appreciate the distinction between how personal data needs to be managed generally and how research data can be managed under GDPR exemptions.
  • Understand good practice in research data management and how the University is supporting researchers in their management of research data.
  • Be aware of options for how research data should be managed to ensure both good practice and address data protection needs.

Led by: Chris Awre, Head of Information Services, Brynmor Jones Library; and Luke Thompson, Information Compliance Officer, Governance and Compliance.

Location: To be confirmed by email to you before the event.

This session is being run by the University’s Research and Innovation Team and is open to both research staff and research students.

Jackie McAndrew

The Graduate School




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