The UK Data Service is one of the key sponsors of the 48th annual conference of IASSIST (the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology) which is taking place this year in Philadelphia, USA from 30 May to 2 June 2023.
The conference offers data professionals a unique opportunity to hear about the newest innovations in data management, from experts with internationally renowned expertise. Researchers and technicians from the UK Data Service will offer their insights into areas such as data access, governance and ethics, data documentation and reproducibility, data literacy and data management and archiving.
The full programme of UK Data Service presentations.
Diversity and social justice
The theme of the conference this year is Diversity in research: Social justice from data. Reflecting these ideas, two of our presentations explore the research possibilities and ethical challenges that have been opened up by the collection of data on gender identity and sexual orientation in the most recent UK census. The UK Data Service will be participating in the poster session, with presentations on data-based evidence of racial and social inequalities within the UK and efforts within the UK Data Archive and the University of Essex to increase diversity and inclusivity.
What is IASSIST?
IASSIST is an international organisation of professionals working with information technology and data services to support research and teaching across social sciences. It has around 400 member institutions from across the globe. The majority of its members sit within the academic sector, working in data services, libraries, archives or research positions. IASSIST members are committed to responsible data management and use, broadening the community surrounding research data, and encouraging the development of data professionals through regular networking events and training opportunities.
You can find out more about this year’s conference and register as an in-person or online delegate on the official IASSIST conference registration webpage.
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