Creating Data Policy in a Changing Data Landscape: A Workshop (fully booked)



Organised by:

Universities of Southampton and Manchester


Chair: Professor Mark Elliot


Intermediate (some prior knowledge)


Penny White | 02380 594539 /


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NCVO, Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London


The world of data is changing apace, opportunities and challenges abound.  New legislation, particularly the General Data Protection Regulation and the UK's Digital Economy Act, new technologies which produce new forms of data, new methodologies for data capture and analysis and a changing policy environment are all driving change. 

This workshop will consider these drivers, how they are changing the data landscape and how one might create and implement data policies and standards in such a changing context.  What is research data – how will we be accessing and using it in 5, 10 years’ time? What should organisational level data policies look like? How do you identify what your data needs are? How do you plan data resources?


10:00 Welcome and aims of the day

10:10 - 11:20 Session I: Changing legal and policy frameworks

How can functional anonymization help us interpret the GDPR’s model of personal data?

Karen McCullagh and Elaine Mackey

Policy and process; enabling research with the Digital Economy Act

Jon Wroth-Smith and Pete Stokes




11:35 - 12:45 Session II: Changing data

The Future of Sociogenomic Data

Melinda Mills

Streaming web data for social science research

Jonathan Bright




13:20 - 14:55 Session III: Changing technologies

Ensuring new solutions meet the real challenges: the role of DataSHIELD

Paul Burton

Seeing the big picture - the importance of taking an 'end-to-end' view on administrative data linkage.

Chris Dibben

Privacy engineering: emerging technologies and policy implications

Guy Cohen




15:10 - 16:00 Session IV: the future

Panel Discussion: Creating Data Policy.


The event is free to attend but registration is required.


Greater London


Analysis of administrative data, Online Data Collection , Big data, Mobile digital data, Data Management , Data governance, Data management plans, Data security, Digital Economy Act , Sociogenomic Data , DataSHIELD , Administrative data linkage

Related publications and presentations:

Analysis of administrative data
Online Data Collection
Big data
Mobile digital data
Data Management
Data governance
Data management plans
Data security

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