24 MAR


RDM Network Event

The second meeting of our research data management network will take place on Wednesday 24 March.

Online Event
24 Mar 2021 10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.


The overall theme for the event is 'sensitive data' and will feature speakers from across the UK, talking about different aspects of this often-challenging subject.

Zosia Beckles
Research Information Analyst
University of Bristol
Managing sensitive research data at the University of Bristol: from planning to publication

This talk will address key areas in which the University of Bristol Research Data Service offers support to researchers dealing with sensitive data, including meeting GDPR requirements, appropriate wording of consent forms, and assessment of risk in data publication and methods to mitigate this.

Zosia is an experienced information professional with a background in health informatics and research data management in the higher education and research sectors.

She has been a Chartered Member of CILIP since 2012. Zosia is currently part of Library Research Support at the University of Bristol, where she specialises in providing training and support to academics in research metrics/bibliometrics and sensitive research data management, including the launch of a new dataset disclosure risk assessment service to facilitate safe publication of sensitive data.

Mary Donaldson
Service Coordinator, Research Data Management Service
University of Glasgow
Ethically sharing data from studies involving human participants

The sharing of data from studies involving human participants is growing and researchers are increasingly aware and supportive of this requirement and can be keen to deposit their data in our University repository.

However, their ethics paperwork often shows a different story – sharing wasn’t planned for at the beginning of the project and it was not clear to participants that data would be deposited and potentially shared. Over time we have developed and refined a workflow – firstly to ensure that no data is deposited and/or shared against the consent of the participant and, recently, to help researchers take these requirements into account at the planning stages.

Gary Leeming
Director, Civic Data Cooperative
University of Liverpool
Secure Research Data Safe Havens

Gary will be presenting on the progress of the Secure Research Data Safe Haven at Manchester, and how the learning from that is being applied in Liverpool with the new Civic Data Cooperative project.

Gary is the Director of the Liverpool City Region Civic Data Cooperative, based at the University of Liverpool. His main interests are in secure research environments for health data and new models of data governance. He previously worked as CTO for the Connected Health Cities project.

John Southall
Bodleian Data Librarian
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Bodleian Libraries adoption of an ESRC Safepod

John will be presenting on the Bodleian Libraries adoption of an ESRC Safepod and how it fits in with existing services to support access and use of research data and in particular sensitive data. In addition, it's place alongside other initiatives relating to research data management, Reproducibility and Open Scholarship will be discussed.

Join the RDM Directory

Adding a directory of research data management specialists to the N8 CIR website will be an important part of developing the network.

If you would like to be listed in this directory, please send your contact details, job title and a brief description of your areas of interests/expertise (1-2 sentences) to:


This new network is currently relying on email for communications, but existing members are keen to find out if other platforms, such as Teams or Yammer, may be more suitable.

Please send your thoughts and feedback on this, including your preferred platform, to:

This event is only open to those working or studying at one of the N8 Research Partnership universities. When registering, please use your academic e-mail address to help confirm your eligibility.

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