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CADS Research Seminar | Data Management and Academic Freedom

Monday 11 November 2019
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Data management and academic freedom: A view from Both Sides of the Atlantic - A discussion on the openness of science and the diversity of disciplines

Recent debates about data management and integrity protocols drawn up by universities, funding agencies and journal publishers have triggered guarded if not hostile responses by qualitative social scientists. Partly inspired by publications of diverse versions of the Leiden Statement on Data management for Anthropologists and Ethnographers, Michael Herzfeld will open the discussion by reflecting on similarities and differences between the techniques of neoliberal auditing of research ethics in European and Unities States universities, respectively, and will propose consideration of systematic civil disobedience in cases where such auditing threatens or contravenes the ethical and professional values of our discipline. Annelies Moors will comment by sharing some of her recent experiences with "transparency" in university audit and so-called "integrity" protocols.

Peter Pels will chair the session and comment briefly on the problematic treatment of the diversity of disciplines through the adoption of such protocols. 

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