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Data protection and ethics in research – from legal boundaries to practical guidance

Data protection and ethics place increasing demands on research practice. On the occasion of the entry into force of the new data protection law in Switzerland and the launch of the «Data Protection and Ethics Self-Assessment Tool» (DESAT) at UZH, the DSI is organizing an event to highlight challenges and practical ways of dealing with them from different perspectives.

When / Wann: September 27, 2023, 17:00 - 19:00

Where / Wo: Digital Society Initiative, Rämistrasse 69, 8001 Zürich

Language / Sprache: English

Organisation: DSI & UZH Legal Services and Data Protection



17:00 - 17:05  Welcome (Markus Christen, DSI)
17:05 – 17:35    Keynote: «The new data protection law in Switzerland – what does it mean for research?» (Florent Thouvenin, ITSL)
17:35 – 17:50    Presenting the new Data Protection and Ethics Self-Assessment Tool of UZH (Gil Scheitlin & Markus Golder, UZH Data Protection Office)
17:50 – 18:15    A view from abroad: data protection and ethics in Bresil (Márcia Santana Fernandes & José Roberto Goldim, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre)
18:15 – 18:45    Panel debate with Christian Schwarzenegger (UZH Vice President Faculty Affairs and Scientific Information), Florent Thouvenin, Márcia Santana Fernandes & José Roberto Goldim (moderator: Isabella Balmer, UZH)


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