DICE - Datathon on Sensitive Data


The main sessions will be streamed online, but hands-on will only be possible on-site.
Please, note that the event online will be recorded and video footage will be recorded on-site.



As part of its series of Hackathons to introduce researchers to the free DICE data management services, a Datathon is being organised by SURF (DICE partner) on the topic of "Privacy and Sensitive Data" to address the challenge of handling privacy and sensitive data.

The importance of research can hardly be overestimated. Yet the context in which research as an international collaboration, in most cases public-private collaborations, takes shape, requires some attention to ethical and legal aspects, in order to be able to demonstrate that the research project is responsible by design.
Typically there are a lot of questions related to topics like:

  1. Sensitive Data, Health Data
  2. Data Minimisation and Pseudonimisation
  3. Risk assessment and Mitigating Measures / DPIA, METC, DTIA
  4. Partnering and Collaboration
  5. Retention Periods / FAIR data / Archiving legislation
  6. Transparency and Consent Forms
  7. Privacy and Ethics

In the DICE Datathon, you will work on practical solutions to address these and other topics. You are invited to bring in your own 'hard cases' and dilemmas and be advised on how to tackle them responsibly. 

Learn from the experts, but more importantly, learn by doing and learn from the use cases presented by the participants, and learn from working with the presented frameworks and tooling

Participants will obtain hands-on experience with managing their sensitive data with the facilities and workflows being developed within the DICE project. Collaborative initiatives and guest presentations from other projects are also planned, offering a rich experience to Datathon participants on all aspects and challenges of sensitive data management. 



Purpose of the event:

Participants will obtain hands-on experience with managing their sensitive data with the facilities and workflows being developed within the DICE project.


Who should join:

Students and researchers who handle privacy-sensitive data.



Tuesday 30th May

Time Session
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Hybrid event start
13:15 Housekeeping & intro
14:00  Sensitive data Basics Part 1 - Intro GDPR for Research Data Managent (RDM) 
14:45 Coffee break
15:00 Sensitive data Basics Part 2 - Intro GDPR for Research Data Managent (RDM)
16:30 Coffee break
16:45 Hands-on Sensitive data 
17:30 Wrap-up 


Wednesday 31st May

Time Session
09:30 Hands-on Sensitive data 
10:15 Wrap-up
10:45 Coffee break
11:00  Sensitive Data Services introduction 
11:30 Introduction to “B2SHARE & Secure B2SHARE” 
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Introduction to “Laniakea intro & demo” 
15:00 Coffee break 
15:15 Hands-on on “Laniakea” 
16:00 Amnesia tool 
17:00 Wrap up of day 2


Thursday 1st June

Time Session
09:30 CSC- sensitive data & TSD, INFN CLoud introduction
10:00 Demo TSD
11:00 Coffee break
11:30  Demo on “CSC- sensitive data” 
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Wrap-up and conclusions 
15:00 Closing of the event  



Turingzaal - Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

Visit this page to learn how to arrive at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica.


Social event:

Social dinner on Wednesday 31 May 2023.


Travel grants:

Travel grants, supported by EOSC Future, are available to join the event. The deadline to apply for the travel grant is Friday 19 May 2023 Close of Business. To learn more, please contact Claudia Behnke claudia.behnke[at]surf.nl.