After Data Collection

Once all the data have been collected, researchers are often faced with the question of how to make their data available for secondary use. In the best case, the approach to making the data available for secondary use and archiving has already been outlined in a data management plan at the beginning of the research project.

  • Privacy in Data Storing & Licenses
    Privacy in Data Storing and Publication In psychology, the most pressing issue in this context is probably the handling of sensitive data. In Germany the handling of sensitive data is legally anchored within the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG, Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz, 2018). Specifically, the BDSG sets the framework for processing person related research data. Within the BDSG, a definition of the term ‘personal data’ is provided. The BDSG regulates, among other things, that informed consent must generally be obtained when personal data are collected and processed, and introduces exceptions to this rule, e.g., under which… Read more: Privacy in Data Storing & Licenses