Public Engagement and Social Science Research: Challenges and Emerging Solutions

Published on: 23rd May 2017

22 June 2017
12:30 – 16:30 BST


Cardiff University

The Administrative Data Research Centre for Wales (ADRC-W) would like to invite you to a workshop exploring issues surrounding public engagement, Big Data and social science research.

The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) was established to make administrative data that is routinely collected by government departments accessible for the purposes of research. However, the content of such data is personal, confidential and sometimes can be highly sensitive in nature. It is therefore imperative that the public has confidence in how such data is being utilised. This workshop explores issues surrounding the importance of public engagement in social science research – both in relation to Big Data and beyond. The workshop will consider the various mechanisms that have been developed by different organisations to facilitate involvement of the public throughout the lifecycle of research projects.

  • 12.30pm: Registration, Lunch
  • 1.30pm: Privacy of Health Records: Evidence from a pan-European study
    Dimitris Potoglou
    School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University
  • 2.00pm: Making Administrative Data Available for Research Whilst Gaining Public Trust
    Judith Knight, Administrative Data Service, Essex University
  • 2.30pm: Public engagement and Swansea University’s Health Informatics research
    Lynsey Cross, Farr Institute CIPHER, Swansea University
  • 3.00-3.30pm: Break
  • 3.30pm: ALPHA – DECIPHer’s research advisory group.
    Pete Gee, DECIPHer, Cardiff University
  • 4.00pm: The Involving People Network: How it can support your public involvement and engagement
    Barbara Moore, Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre
    Julie Hepburn, Involving People Network Member
  • 4.30pm: Close

For more information or to book your place, please visit the Eventbrite registration page.

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