Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Funded Workshop on Tiered Data Access January 2020 Workshop

January 30, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST

District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC, DC 20004

8:30 – 9:00Registration Opens (Coffee and Pastries Available)
9:00 – 9:15Welcoming Remarks – Cynthia Clark, COPAFS
9:15 – 10:00Frameworks – the Five Safes (and others) Presentation: Tiered Access: A Framework and Practical Approach, Julia Lane, NYU
Resource: Five Safes: designing data access for research, Tanvi Dsai , Felix Ritchie, Richard Welpton, University of Essex
10:00 – 11:00The Safes – Small Discussion Groups
11:00 – 12:00Report on Discussions to Workshop Group
12:00 – 1:00Lunch (onsite)
1:00 – 2:00Safe Data Presentation: “Safe Data” – StatCan’s Data Confidentiality Classification Tool, Steven Thomas, Statistics Canada
Resource: Statistics Canada’s Confidentiality Classification Tool
2:00 – 3:00Examining the UK’s 3 Tiered Model Presentation: UK Data Service: Data Access Categories, Matthew Woollard, University of Essex
Resource: UK Data Service Data Access Policy
3:00 – 4:00Tiers
4:00 – 4:30Closing Discussion

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  • Metro Center (Red, Blue, Silver Orange) 0.4 miles


  • There is plenty of paid parking available near the venue. The closest available parking is at 616 E Street.