Managing, sharing and archiving social science research data, 15 June 2016, UK Data Archive, University of Essex

Are you comfortable with managing, organising and storing your research data safely? Are you confident handling the ethical aspects of collecting, managing and sharing sensitive data? Do you know how to deposit your data with the UK Data Service?
This full-day workshop will address these questions and improve your knowledge and skills on the management and archiving of social science research data questions in an interactive, hands-on setting. This workshop is designed in particular for ESRC grant holders, researchers and research managers at ERSC research centres, who are expected to archive their data with the UK Data Service for future reuse. Also other researchers interested in archiving data to make them available for reuse or as evidence for a published paper will benefit from this workshop. Presentations are complemented by practical short exercises and research-specific discussions.
Topics covered include:
  • Documenting and describing research data effectively: the importance of documenting and describing research data are explored alongside how to best achieve this in practice
  • Data storage, backup, transfer, collaboration and encryption: how to securely and safely store, backup, transfer and encrypt research data
  • Ethical and legal aspects of managing and sharing qualitative and quantitative sensitive data: consent procedures, anonymisation, access regulation
  • Preparing and archiving research data: the process of data deposit will be demonstrated, including:

– File formats we recommend

– Which supporting documentation to provide for a data collection

– Why detailed and accurate metadata is important 

– The most suitable access level and licence for your data

 – How we review your data before publication


UK–registered students £30

Staff from UK academic institutions/research centres, ESRC funded researchers, UK registered charitable and voluntary organisations, Government and public sectors staff £60

All other participants including commercial £150

Location: 2N2.5B.24

Time: 10.00-16.00

Refreshments and lunch will be provided

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