Date: March 13, 2009
Place: Park Crescent Conference Centre, London
Economic and Social Data Service
This one day conference, on 13 March 2009, is organised by the Economic
and Social Data Service (ESDS) as part of the ESRC Festival of Social
Science. The conference brings together key speakers from the natural
and social science research communities to highlight existing data
sharing policies and initiatives.
The key note speakers is Marc Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust
who will speak on the findings of the recent Data Sharing Review
commissioned by the Government in 2008.
Representatives from the UK Research Councils, and other major funders
will highlight aspects of their own data sharing policies. The day will
showcase some existing innovative and practical solutions to data
management and sharing in the UK, and provide an opportunity to discuss
requirements and infrastructures for preparing and accessing
The UK Data Archive will also be launching the latest version of its
Guidance on Data Management and Sharing aimed at researchers and
repository managers who curate research data, bringing in important
clarification on consent, confidentiality, intellectual property rights
and data security.