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[OR-Announce] [ICPSR] From ICPSR: Summer Workshop on Disclosure Risk

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The ICPSR Summer Program would like to announce the following short workshop:


How to Identify and Remediate Disclosure Risk


Dates and Location: July 11-13, 2018 at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia)

Instructor: John Marcotte (ICPSR)


Disclosure risk is the possibility of respondents or subjects being identified in data and is of concern to all people involved in collecting, analyzing, and distributing research data. As data for research includes more detailed information, disclosure risk increases.


First, this course will show the importance of public-use data. Public-use data has very low disclosure risk and is often readily available for download. A public-use version of the data provides the widest access for secondary analysis.


Second, the course will demonstrate how respondent confidentiality can be protected in research data. This segment will show how to assess and mitigate disclosure risk; examine elements of a disclosure analysis and disclosure protection such as statistical disclosure control; and demonstrate measures commonly used to create public-use data files. This segment will also cover examples of public-use files created from restricted-use data, steps that can be taken early in the research process to optimize distribution options, and methods of distributing restricted-use data when public-use files cannot be created. Examples of disclosure work from ICPSR will be used to illustrate disclosure risk and protection methods.


A third segment will show how to provide access to non-public-use data. These types of data require security protections and procedures. Although these data are not public-use, summary results must be public-use if published. This segment will discuss how to review summary results such as crosstabs and regression coefficients for disclosure risk.


The workshop will be a combination of lectures and lab exercises.


Registration Fee: Members = $1500; Non-members = $2800


Registration: Visit the ICPSR Summer Program Registration page for information on how to register for this workshop.


For more information, contact sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400.