An integrated platform for sharing, accessing, and analyzing confidential geospatial data: the Geospatial Virtual Data Enclave (GVDE Workshop I)

Type: Workshop
Theme: Geography, GIScience and Health: Building an International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN)
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Virginia A, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Coline Dony, Stuart Hutchings
Chairs: Coline Dony


This workshop is open to anyone involved in research using or collecting confidential geospatial data.

In an NSF-funded collaboration between the American Association of Geographers (AAG), the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), a Geospatial Virtual Data Enclave (GVDE) is being developed to address challenges faced in research involving confidential geospatial data. Researchers can face challenges such as sharing their data with other researchers or publishing some of their results, due to confidentiality concerns. The GVDE is proposed as an integrated platform to give researchers the possibility to securely access, share, and analyze confidential geospatial data to replicate or build on scientific research.

Content overview of this workshop:
1. The unique research challenges associated with confidential geospatial data and the importance of providing viable solutions to securely share and access data for replication of scientific research
2. A detailed introduction to the GVDE as an integrated platform for research involving confidential geospatial data
3. A demonstration on how to gain access to this platform and the geospatial data analysis capabilities of the platform
4. Interactive discussions with the audience regarding the GVDE platform and important considerations for research using confidential geospatial data

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