Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Wed 24 Feb 2021 11:30

DataImpact2021: #IdentityInData: Who counts? Visibility, voice and culture in data collection and reuse

#DataImpact2021 with a keynote address from Lemn Sissay MBE

Lemn Sissay is a BAFTA nominated award winning writer, international poet, performer playwright, artist and broadcaster.

Lemn provides a personal perspective about how identity can be removed and (re)constructed in data and the impact on his life.

Participants will hear about the ways in which researchers and policymakers from UK academia, public, and voluntary and community sectors gain insight into identity in data focused on populations, communities and individuals. We will consider:

  • What key development would support the continued and evolving representation of self and identity in data?
  • What are the opportunities from convening collective research and policy focuses on data collection methods focused on identity?
  • How might a community support innovation in this space?

We aim to start building a vibrant and supportive community, linking data producers, researchers and communities, with the aim of continuing the discussions from the event.

They will have the opportunity to explore the potential for the establishment of a digital community focused on research and policy focused on #IdentityInData.

Find out more & book your place for #DataImpact2021 on the UK Data Service website.