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Research Integrity - Scientific Data Protection

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9am-5pm            
Location: Seminarzentrum, Kerpener Str. 15, 50937 Köln


Target group: Doctoral candidates in the natural and life sciences
Language: English
Participation fee: 20 Euro
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The aims of this course are to increase awareness for responsible scientific data handling and to provide tools and guidelines for state-of-the-art data security. This course offers help to design research projects that are in compliance with data protection laws. Technologies to exchange data are advancing rapidly (e.g. cloud computing, Dropbox), thus data protection laws have to be known and personal rights need to be respected. We make scientists aware of potential problems when exchanging scientific data. At the same time, we show the benefits of using state-of-the-art information sharing technologies.

The course agenda involves topics such as ‚Data Protection and Privacy’ and discusses tool and channels for encrypting public data exchange, shows up opportunities and threats of cloud computing, offers information on sharing scientific data and a lot more.

Hagen Meckel

Hagen Meckel studied biology with focus on molecular genetics, molecular biophysics and informatics. He worked as a software developer and consultant at Schallcon Business Solutions GmbH and subsequently as a project manager at Security Training International (STI) GmbH. He was a bioinformatician at the Medizinisches Proteom-Center (MPC) at the Ruhr University in Bochum where he, among others, customized a biobank software for patients and samples and developed archiving solutions for proteomic data. Currently he is working as a computer scientist at the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information, developing software for medical data processing.