Where do I start with FAIRification of sensitive data?

  • Nina Grau (Organiser)
  • Thorpe, D. (Organiser)
  • David Romain (Participant)
  • Katharina Krüsselmann (Participant)
  • Pascal Flohr (Participant)
  • Hervé L'Hours (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop, seminarAcademic


The “FAIR Implementation Workshop - Where do I start with FAIRification of sensitive data?” took place on 25th June at 14:00-15:15.

Sensitive data is ‘information that is regulated by law due to possible risk for plants, animals, individuals and/or communities and for public and private organisations’ (David et al, 2020). It is with these kinds of data in mind that the phrase “as open as possible and as closed as necessary” is now presented as part of the ‘Accessible’ principle of FAIR. There are many different types of sensitive data, and they exist in relation to many different contexts and disciplinary approaches. Perhaps most familiar to many will be personal data – for example names collected during a survey or interview – but there is also commercially sensitive information, data relating to the military or national security, and data about vulnerable species, and more.

This workshop presented a general overview of data sensitivity in relation to sharing and reuse; two presentations on aspects of sensitive data in different research areas; a focus on Persistent Identifiers and data handling of sensitive data; and an opportunity to join in the discussion with the presenters and with each other.
Period25 Jun 2024
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational