Advanced registration for this event has now closed. However, we expect to have availability to sign up on the door. Please arrive at Essex Business School, University of Essex, Colchester from 5pm.
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science this, the third in a series of five panel discussions, will explore the impact of Big Data on today's society.
'Changing Lives Through Research' will discuss the relationship between research and Big Data. How will it work for the UK and can it really help make a difference to society? Is some research more ethically justifiable than others? Are there any research uses of personal data that we should never allow? What are the key moral and ethical dilemmas around consent to the use of data for research and public benefit? How important or effective is consent within the research context – do we need other mechanisms as well?
Panel include: Mounia Lalmas (Director of Research, Yahoo! London), Patrick Guthrie (Head of Public Service Reform, Essex County Council) and Sharon Witherspoon (Deputy Chair, Administrative Data Research Network and Acting Head of Policy, Academy for Social Sciences). Chaired by Katherine McNeill (Director of Access, UK Data Archive). Our participants will be introduced by Sasha Roseneil, Executive Dean (Social Sciences) and Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex.