Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

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Nov
2020

CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide User Story

Ana Slavec, PhD in Statistics, used chapter five “protect” which focuses on data protection for her work with personal data.

The CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide is designed by European experts to help social science researchers make their research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).

You will be guided by different European experts who are - on a daily basis - busy ensuring long-term access to valuable social science datasets, available for discovery and reuse at one of the CESSDA social science data archives.

The user story, across disciplines

We want to showcase the added value of the CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide for the management of your carefully collected research data. We asked Ana Slavec, PhD in Statistics to explain how it helped her.

In her postdoctoral project, she looks at the use of survey questionnaires to study human patterns of behaviour within the built environment to improve occupant well-being.

“I learned about CESSDA when working at the Slovenian Social Science Data Archives. When I was preparing a data management plan for my postdoctoral project, I came across the Data Management Expert Guide and used it to plan the use of data. For that task I read several chapters but the most useful one was the one on data protection, which is of crucial importance when working with personal data. In particular, I valued tips on how to process personal data, how to gain informed consent from research participants, including for data archiving and sharing, and best practices for data anonymisation.”

Join the discussion

Want to learn more about the CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide?

Join the webinar on 3 December at 14.00 CET.

We have invited a researcher, trainer and data management expert to discuss the why and how to use the guide for Research Data Management in the social sciences and beyond.

Register here.

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