March 13, 2024
This session will explore issues around the openness of research materials and data on sensitive topics, examining the extent to which such research can meaningfully be made open to other researchers and the wider community while safeguarding participants’ privacy.
Matthew Franklin (School of Medicine and Population Health), a researcher specialising in public health policy and practice, will explore the importance of sharing healthcare data within appropriate limits in order to optimise interventions and consequently benefits for patients and communities. Claire Cunnington (Department of Sociological Studies) will discuss her experiences of co-creating an open access film output with participants in her study of survivors of childhood sexual abuse, providing an innovative perspective on what outputs from a sensitive research project can ethically be shared openly, while ensuring participants are empowered in this process. The session will include a screening of the short co-created film ‘Flow’.