Posted by: purplepaula1 | March 16, 2011

Freedom of information and HE researchers regional workshops

Freedom of information legislation (the UK and Scottish Freedom of Information Acts, and the Environmental Information Regulations) is highly relevant to researchers in Higher Education: as creators of information and/or data, they need to comply with the requirements of the law with regards to allowing access to their research outputs; and as users, they might make use of FoI as a means of obtaining information and/or data.

The RIN, in association with other organisations, is now examining the implications of FoI for the Higher Education research community, notably with regards to finding ways of dealing with the disclosure of research data.

Three free regional workshops are being organised in this context:

  • 22 March 2011, University of Manchester – to be chaired by Matthew Stephenson, Head of Information Governance, University of Salford
  • 1 April 2011, University College London – to be chaired by Professor Robert Hazell, Director, UCL Constitution Unit
  • 12 April 2011, Strathclyde University, Glasgow – to be chaired by Professor Alan Page, Dean of the School of Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Freedom of Information, University of Dundee

Each of them will run from 10:00 to 15.45.

For programme details and information about booking a place, please click here.

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