Managing confidential research data

An April class with Micah Altman

Event date April 25, 2016 12 - 3pm


Join us for a class on research design and research methods related to confidential information. In this class, we’ll discuss how to:

  • Recognize sensitive information
  • Prepare for IRB review
  • Reduce risks in data collection
  • Evaluate information threats and vulnerabilities
  • Organize and store sensitive data
  • Understand data use agreements, and
  • Create data management plans

If you’re a researcher — whether a late career grad student, faculty, or professional research staff — this class is for you.

Discussant Bio
Micah Altman, PhD, is director of research and head/scientist, Program on Information Science, for the MIT Libraries. Altman is also a non-resident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. Prior to arriving at MIT, Altman served at Harvard University for 15 years as the associate director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center, archival director of the Henry A. Murray Archive, and senior research scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences.

Altman conducts work primarily in the fields of social science, information privacy, information science and research methods, and statistical computation — focusing on the intersections of information, technology, privacy, and politics and on the dissemination, preservation, reliability, and governance of scientific knowledge.

Location: E25-401