Thu 21 Apr 2022 12:00
Event type:

Online workshop


Research data management

Target Group(s):

Data producers

Skill level(s):



Online / any




UK Data Service (UKDS)

Event website:

How to anonymise qualitative and quantitative data

In this interactive workshop, you will have an opportunity to develop an anonymisation plan, test your knowledge on legal and ethical obligations and discuss how to strike a balance between anonymisation (or pseudonymisation), access regulation, as well as consent.

The past two years has involved a huge change in expectations for researchers in how they manage and share participants’ information. There are new legal obligations, such as the new GDPR regulations, as well as a greater emphasis in sharing data after the completion of a research project.

The process of anonymisation is an essential part to protect the identities of research participants while complying with these ethical and legal standards. Before sharing, archiving, or publishing data, you should ensure that all identifying and disclosive information is managed appropriately and redacted when necessary.

Join us as we critically discuss what is meant by “disclosive data” and strategies for anonymising quantitative and qualitative data. We will look specifically at key differences between anonymisation and pseudonymisation and discuss how to responsibly use, plus share data using a three-prong strategy for protecting participants’ identities.

  • This free workshop will consist of a 90-minute session, including presentations, exercises and questions.
  • Presenters: Anca Vlad and Maureen Haaker
  • Audience: This workshop is intended for anyone who wants to learn about data anonymisation. No preparation is necessary, however, basic knowledge of research methods is assumed.

The event takes place online and starts at 12:00 CEST.