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Social Science in Health Forum meeting, 3 Nov

In 2011 on October 27, 2011 at 7:12 am

The next meeting of the Social Science in Health Forum will be held from 6pm Thursday 3 Nov at the Trago Lounge on Portwsood Road. The focus will be the ownership of research data.  The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has a clear open access data policy, requiring that project data is placed in the ESDS (http://www.esds.ac.uk/) at the end of the project (http://www.esrc.ac.uk/_images/Research_Data_Policy_2010_tcm8-4595.pdf).  However, social science research carried out within medicopeal schools is likely to be funded from a variety of sources, including as part of large scale medical projects.  These funders are likely to have different views on whether data should be open to other researchers in the same way. 

This informal meeting will open with a quick overview of the ESRC data policy and then focus on exploring our personal experiences of working on research projects, including who owns and controls the use of data. Phd student and postdocs from any field who are concerned with the question, “who owns the data you are producing?”are all welcome.

If you’d like to attend please contact Ingrid Holme (i.holme AT soton.ac.uk).

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