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Data protection

This overview outlines the conflict between data protection regulations and the archiving, transfer and possible re-use of qualitative research data as is required by some research funders. An interdisciplinary dialogue between researchers, legal representatives, and representatives of data centres and information services is needed to foster an awareness of its rights and obligations in the digital preservation of qualitative research data. The Research Data Management Workshop in autumn 2018 at the University of Bayreuth organised by the Specialised Information Service for African Studies will present an opportunity to engage in such a dialogue.

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