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Research drop-in session on data collection, storage, privacy and security for researchers

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 13:00to13:45

Navigating the complex landscape of research data standards and data repositories can be challenging, particularly when taking into account privacy and cybersecurity concerns when using cloud solutions. As a support to McGill researchers across all disciplines, IT Services, Research Ethics, Libraries, and VPRI will hold drop-in hours where researchers will be able to discuss any questions related to their research data and research software.

Some topics may include: data sharing; (meta)data standards; cybersecurity; data privacy; data ownership; data curation; software vetting; data management; cloud directive.

When: June 18th, 2024 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Where: MS Teams

Click here to register: https://mcgill.ca/x/wcJ
(If the link above does not work, please contact our team for registration support.)

Contact: drs [at] mcgill.ca


What kind of questions can I ask?

I collaborate with researchers across different universities. Is it secure to use X solution to share data?

I work with big data and heavily rely on high performance computers. What is the best repository for my data?

I work with human participants and I need to record my interviews. Can I use software X to record them, and software Y to upload them to an IT approved cloud solution?

I would like to use a software that is not yet approved by IT Services. Do I need to go through a vetting process?

I need to transcribe interviews using X software. Can I use that software to perform transcriptions of the recordings and/or content analysis?

I am planning my project’s data management. What are data models and standards most commonly used in my field? Where can I find this information?

I want to conduct anonymous surveys using X solution. Will this be a secure option?

I have a project with an industry partner that would like to use X software to manage the project’s sensitive data. What are the IP and privacy implications?


For questions related to the Drop-in Sessions, please contact the drs [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Drop-in%20sessions) (Digital Research Services team)

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