For many researchers, the sensitivity of research data is one of the main barriers to data sharing. There is often a perception that sensitive data cannot be shared ethically, or would be too timely to anonymise to a suitable standard in order to enable sharing. However, many data can be processed in such a way to allow for sharing.
We have recently produced a decision tree (internal link only), taking advice from the Human Research Ethics Committee and inspiration from the guidance produced by the Australian National Data Service, to help you to decide whether your sensitive data can be made public.
For more guidance on managing and sharing sensitive data visit the RDM intranet pages on Ethics and Data Protection.