Kick Off Meeting: Management of Sensitive and Personal Data (CLARIN-CH)

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General Details

Day: Friday 29 September 2023
Time: 08:30-12:30
Venue: Zoom meeting 
Organisers: Anita Auer, Cristina Grisot, Martin Luginbühl, Andrea Rocci, Melanie Röthlisberger


Recognizing the challenges that Swiss researchers working with linguistic data face, the CLARIN-CH consortium, in partnership with national research infrastructures such as SWISSUbase/LaRS and LiRI, launches a CLARIN-CH working group (WG) Management of sensitive and personal data: Ethical & legal aspects for linguistic data in Switzerland
The kick-off event will focus on data collection, protection and preservation and their associated procedures, with respect to different types of linguistic data (e.g., multimodal, historical, experimental, sociolinguistics, data from social media, data from different age groups).


08:30-11:30 3 Keynote talks Format: 35 min. Input, 15 min. Q&A, 10min break between each talk.

  • Presentation on Data collectionDagmar Jung - linguist specialized in the collection of naturalistic data in the field, metadata collection, secure file handling, workflows useful for the archiving process
  • Presentation on Data protectionViolaine Michel Lange - data scientist, neurolinguist and expert specialized in experimental data and developing NLP pipelines for data protection
  • Presentation on Data preservationThomas Schmidt - computer scientist specialized in the field of methodology and technology for working with audiovisual language data and in computer-assisted lexicography

11:30-12:10 Discussions in break-out rooms according to data type and their challenges

12:10-12:30 Conclusive remarks and future steps for the CLARIN-CH WG by Cristina Grisot


Registration will be open end of August. Check this page for updated information