In June 2016 over 40 Network members and non members took part in our Anonymising Research Data workshop which we co-hosted with the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA).

The morning workshop looked at the principles of anonymisation and anonymising both quantitative and qualitative data with presentations from Ruth Geraghty our Data Curator  and also Sharon Bolton, Data Curation Manager, UK Data Archive (UKDA) and Aileen O’Carroll, Archive Manager, Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA)

The afternoon data clinic gave participants the opportunity to discuss issues with experts from the UK Data Archive, Irish Qualitative Archive, ISSDA, CSTAR and Ruth.

The feedback on this workshop, which was held as part of our Prevention and Early Intervention Research Initiative, was  overwhelmingly positive and the slides are now available below. If you have any ideas for possible future events in the data preparation area contact Ruth on