Research Division

Managing and publishing sensitive data in the Social Sciences


29th Mar 2017 12:30pm-1:30pm


“Making Data Social” webinar series



RSVP / Contact Information

Managing and publishing sensitive data in the Social Sciences will feature:

1) Dr Steve McEachern (Director Aust Data Archive)
Steve will discuss how the Australian Data Archive manages and publishes sensitive social science data.

-- The Australian Data Archive (ADA) provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data and to make these data available for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users.
-- The ADA is comprised of seven sub-archives - Social Science, HIstorical, Indigenous, Longitudinal, Qualitative, Crime & Justice and International.
-- ADA data is free of charge to all users

2) Prof George Alter, (Research Professor, ICPSR and Visiting Professor, ANU)
George will share the benefit of over 50 years of ICPSR experience in managing sensitive social science data.

More about ICPSR:
-- ICPSR (USA) maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

-- ICPSR collaborates with a number of funders, including U.S. statistical agencies and foundations, to create thematic collections: see

Who would benefit from attending?
-- Social Science researchers wishing to publish and reuse data
-- Data managers and librarians