Brett Parker, Mark Hoffmann, Jacob Dore-Porett
This workshop uses practical and discussion-based training to inform researchers about responsibilities when working with sensitive data in health research. With a focus on the "Five Safes" framework and principles of sharing data, the workshop explains and demonstrates strategies to mitigate disclosure risks and promote data security and privacy protections.
The session is suited to Higher Degree Research Students as it provides them with a framework and skills on all aspects of the practica; and appropriate management of sensitive data.
The workshop will consist of a discussion-based review of best practice management of sensitive data. Topics covered will include:
Understanding the context of working with sensitive data
Understanding researcher legal responsibilities
Assessing projects using the "Five Safes' framework and a risk management approach
Using the "Five Safes' framework in data sharing decision making
Identifying the benefits and limitations of the "Five Safes' framework
After the workshop, participants should be able to:
Assess a project using the "Five Safes' framework and use the "Five Safes' in different types of projects
Identify potentially sensitive data in a research project
Recognize the role of training and governance when working with sensitive data
Identify where to store sensitive data and carry out a risk assessment process within the "Five Safes' framework
Identify and mitigate disclosure risk within a research project
Discover where to get further advice and help when working with sensitive data