Data and Ethics Roundtable
Scotland Collections and Digital
Humanities – Working with Data
Robin Rice, Data Librarian
Univ...
Binary” by Xerones on Flickr: CC-BY-NC
Our Services
• Data Library service (since 1984)
• Edinburgh DataShare (since 2010)
• Research Data MANTRA (since 2011)
• ...
“Publishing articles without making
the data available is scientific
malpractice.”
• Attributed to Geoffrey Boulton, chair...
Defining research data: MANTRA
• "Research data are collected, observed, or
created, for the purposes of analysis to
produ...
“The coolest thing to do with
your data will be thought of by
someone else.”
Rufus Pollock
Cambridge University and Open
K...
John MacInnes on data security
(from MANTRA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p3xcDVuw1kQ
The public’s view on linking
administrative data for research
March, 2014, Ipsos-Mori/ESRC:
Most participants had
conclude...
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Presentation by Robin Rice, Data Librarian, University of Edinburgh. Part of a roundtable discussion at a workshop for 'Scotland's National Collections and the Digital Humanities,' a knowledge-exchange project hosted at the University of Edinburgh. 2 May 2014. http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/archives-now/

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Data and Ethics Roundtable

  1. 1. Data and Ethics Roundtable Scotland Collections and Digital Humanities – Working with Data Robin Rice, Data Librarian University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. Binary” by Xerones on Flickr: CC-BY-NC
  3. 3. Our Services • Data Library service (since 1984) • Edinburgh DataShare (since 2010) • Research Data MANTRA (since 2011) • datalib@ed.ac.uk
  4. 4. “Publishing articles without making the data available is scientific malpractice.” • Attributed to Geoffrey Boulton, chair of committee that produced the Royal Society’s 2012 report, Science as an Open Enterprise. • The report attributes: Chalmers I (1990). “Under-reporting research is scientific misconduct.” Journal of the American Medical Association, 263. • And cites the longer quote in the Roundtable document in discussion of publication bias.
  5. 5. Defining research data: MANTRA • "Research data are collected, observed, or created, for the purposes of analysis to produce and validate original research results." • How does that definition hold up for Humanities? • (data vs expressive work; inputs & outputs)
  6. 6. “The coolest thing to do with your data will be thought of by someone else.” Rufus Pollock Cambridge University and Open Knowledge Foundation, 2008
  7. 7. John MacInnes on data security (from MANTRA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=p3xcDVuw1kQ
  8. 8. The public’s view on linking administrative data for research March, 2014, Ipsos-Mori/ESRC: Most participants had concluded that they supported administrative data linkage via the ADRN, if three main conditions were met: • The data are fully de- identified as per the process described in the workshops • The data are kept secure at all times • The data are linked for socially beneficial purposes, broadly defined http://www.ipsos- mori.com/researchpu blications/publications /1652/Dialogue-on- Data.aspx

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