Characteristics of Good Data Governance

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Monday 13 May 2019, 10:30am - 05:00pm

Location Urban Sciences Building, 1 Science Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE4 5TG

About the event:

Ownership of datasets is at odds with respect for people, and good use of the data, similarly individual control. Data governance is the obvious solution yet obviously lacking in current data sharing activities. However, there are good practices, many of which seem to be specialised to specific settings. This meeting will bring together speakers from quite different areas to expound their view. We expect speakers to identify problems which have led to their view, as well as strengths of their own practices. These views are likely to be challenging and we expect to see some contradictions and remaining unresolved problems. But we also hope to develop consensus on the characteristics of good data governance, and any contrasts with practice. This will lead to consideration of capacity and capability to deliver this, which seems to be acutely short, and therefore an imperative for this to be resolved. Anyone interested in contributing to the agenda of resolving the contemporary challenge of data governance will be very welcome at the meeting will need to form an agenda for the future development of data governance.

Hetan Shah - Royal Statistical Society (policy/ethics overview)


Peter Wells (Open Data Institute) - "Data trusts (and other approaches to stewardship)"
Catherine Bromley (UK Statistics Authority) - “Building confidence in the handling and use of data”
Max Tse (National Audit Office) - "Data and Transformation"
Madeleine Murtagh (Newcastle University) - “Developing responsive, collective data governance for health research”
Paul Burton (Newcastle University) -  “DataSHIELD: taking the analysis to the data”
Wendy Craig (Newcastle University) - "Data Protection Data Ethics"
Kieron O'Hara (University of Southampton) - “Data Trusts, Governance and Ethics: A Functional View”
Robin Rice (Edinburgh University) - "Providing support and services for researchers in good data governance"
Steve Caughey (National Innovation Centre for Data) - "Encouraging Data Sharing: A practical approach"   

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Organiser Name Tom King

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