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Human Subject Research Dataservice

Research Data life cycle
Research Data life cycle

Excellent research in the current data driven era asks for high quality data handling routines and IT structures, as well as clear responsibilities for data governance. In combination with the current visions on how to manage scientific data efficiently, securely and with integrity (e.g. Open Science, FAIR data) and the developments in legislation, ask for an accessible, high-quality and robust IT infrastructure. These demands particularly apply to data from research involving human subjects, due to the ethical and legal aspects of these data.

To support researchers in fulfilling these requirements, the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center offer a collective data service programme for human subject research: the Human Subject Research (HSR) data service.

This programme includes services that facilitates research on human subjects by providing the researcher an up-to-date IT infrastructure and expertise that supports the researcher in the complete data life cycle. The programme will facilitate the collection, processing, storage and the (re)use of research data, while ensuring data security and properly protecting the privacy of participants. The IT-infrastructure will enable innovative research and is in sync with the current vision on research data management and FAIR data The data services also support the drafting of data management plans (as required by funding bodies) and privacy impact analysis (as required by the upcoming privacy laws). The IT infrastructure, including an easily accessible registry of studies and data, enables innovative research and is in sync with the current vision on research data management and FAIR data.

The programme is executed by multidisciplinary teams from the participating institutes to stimulate exchange of knowledge, experience and tools. The infrastructure and expertise developed in this programme builds on the existing excellence and tools, create new solutions and add missing links.

The programme formally starts in January 2017 and is closely connected with existing data service facilities at RUG/UMCG.

For questions please contact: HSRdataservice

Last modified:12 October 2016 09.19 a.m.