The DRI hosted a workshop entitled "Data Protection Issues for Trusted Digital Repositories: Challenges and Solutions" on Thursday, the 16th of January 2014, in the Royal Irish Academy. This interactive workshop, led by Dr. Jane Gray (Department of Sociology and Irish Qualitative Data Archive, NUI Maynooth), provided plentiful opportunities for discussion and exchange on data protection issues, both for individual research participants, and for data repositories.
Mr. Garrett O’Neill from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner also spoke on the current position of data protection in Ireland. Members of the DRI International Advisory Group were amongst those who attended, generously sharing their experience and expertise in response to each of the issues raised during the course of the discussions. They were: Dr. Hans Jørgen Marker, Director at Svensk, Nationell Datatjänst (Swedish Data Service); Dr. Louise Corti, Associate Director & Head ESDS Qualidata, UK Data Archive; Prof. Peter Doorn, Director of Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS); Prof. Clifford Lynch, Director, Coalition for Networked Information - CNI (USA).
The DRI received a very positive response to this workshop, and representatives of many of the principal organizations and research groups involved in archiving data in Ireland were present.
Slides from this workshop are available at DRI's Slideshare account.