The ICPSR Summer Program is offering workshops this year focused on data curation and disclosure risk in data. Please click on the URLs below for full descriptions and information on enrolling.
Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-use (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/courses/0149), July 29-August 2,
2013 (New version of Applied Data Science course offered in 2012). This five-day workshop will explore and apply the concepts and benefits of life cycle principles for data curation, from preparing data for archiving to optimizing data for reuse. An ICPSR social science dataset will serve as a case study and participants will track the dataset as it makes its way through the ICPSR data pipeline. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on exercises demonstrating curation practices and on small group discussions for sharing local experiences and learning from others.
Assessing and Mitigating Disclosure Risk: Essentials for Social Scientists (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/courses/0115), August 5-8, 2013.
This course will address ways researchers and data managers can safeguard respondent confidentiality in shared data, including public-use vs.
restricted-use files, online analysis systems with automatic disclosure protection controls, and tools to assess and document disclosure risk.