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Activity Number: 275 - Urban Analytics and the Role for University/City Partnerships
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 : 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Sponsor: Stats. Partnerships Among Academe Indust. & Govt. Committee
Abstract #312554
Title: Privatization of Data and Data Privacy- Local Data Flows
Author(s): Stephanie Shipp* and Sallie Ann Keller
Companies: Univ of Virginia, Biocomplexity Institute and Distinguished Professor in Biocomplexity, U of Virginia
Keywords: con?dentiality; ethics; trust but verify; data science framework; Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The data revolution is changing the conduct of research as increasing amounts of internet-based and administrative data become accessible for use. At the same time, the new data landscape has created signi?cant tension around data privacy and con?dentiality. To bridge this gap, conversations about ethics, privacy, transparency, and reproducibility need to play a prominent role in both research partnerships and policymaking. At the research level, these conversations must be translated to action. We have created a comprehensive framework that forms the foundation to data science problem solving through defining rigorous, flexible, and iterative processes where learning at each stage informs the other stages. Embedded in this framework is close attention to ethics. The Institutional Review Board structure is well known in parts of academia and industry, but our public and local government partners are not always aware of these processes. The IRB framework could help them think about informed consent and privacy, as well as ethical considerations around the benefits and risks to individuals and communities under study. Through case studies, these principles are demonstrated.

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