EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which provides new and updated rules for the protection of personal data, will become applicable on 25 May 2018.
The UL initiated a new series of events entitled ‘Data Conversation’ to discuss this topic and the impact on UL researchers, and the first edition took place in Belval campus on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.
Research data is a crucial pillar of the research process. Data Conversations are all about bringing researchers together to share their data stories, discuss issues and exchange ideas. Whether it is about data creation, collection, use, processing, sharing or management; whether it is about lessons learned from your own failures (#DataHorrorStories) or successes in dealing with data; Data Conversations aims to make the exchange happen.
I participate as a speaker to this event, to (briefly) review the Large-scale research data management performed within the UL High Performance Computing facility, and the status of our internal discussions to comply with the GDPR regulations.