RDM@SFU Part 2: Research ethics, contracts, and data : 2023-11-08

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200

This workshop is in the past and registrations are unavailable.

All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

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This workshop is Part 2 of the three-session series RDM@SFU -- a Research Data Management roadmap for researchers. 


 About the workshop

Research projects that involve human participants require review, approval, and ongoing oversight by the Research Ethics Board throughout the lifecycle of the project. Projects often include working with data (including sensitive data) which may be governed by legal and regulatory frameworks. In the first part of this session we discuss types of information from a research ethics perspective, review pathways, and informed consent as it relates to managing research data. We will also examine considerations for collection, storage, security, access, sharing, current and future use, retention, and destruction of data, as well as privacy and confidentiality considerations. 

The second part of this session addresses developments in research security policy and its implications for managing data. Research security “refers to the measures that protect knowledge, technologies, and data that could assist in the advancement of a foreign threat actor's geopolitical, economic, and security interests to the detriment of Canada's. The target assets can vary from applications in weapons of mass destruction programs (i.e., chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) to dual-use technologies (i.e., technologies with both civilian and military applications), such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and bio- and nanotechnology, to intellectual property and confidential information used for research” (Public Safety Canada). In recent years, the Government of Canada has implemented policies and announced resources to assist academic institutions with protecting Canadian knowledge and research. These developments and their possible implications for protecting research data will be discussed. 

After this workshop, you will have greater awareness of:

  • Managing your data throughout the lifecycle of a human research project in accordance with applicable research ethics legal, regulatory, policy and procedures frameworks; 
  • The new federal research security guidelines and their relationship to management and protection of research data.

This workshop will be presented by Research Ethics and Research Security

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