For the "Data Portal for Research on Racism and Right-Wing Extremism", the HBI is developing a research data infrastructure for the secure exchange of social media account lists in compliance with data protection regulations.
The "Data Portal for Research on Racism and Right-Wing Extremism" provides researchers with a research data infrastructure for collaboration in the creation of social media actor directories via a "data trust". The data trust acts as an intermediary between the participating researchers in their roles as data collectors and data users by enabling the secure exchange of sensitive data on the one hand and ensuring compliance with ethical and data protection standards on the other. To this end, the researchers set rules for the joint management and access control of the data as part of a community model.
Following the development of the data portal, the organizational and operational model of the "community data trust" is now being further developed in the project launched in November 2023, which aims to improve the collaborative creation, use and maintenance of the data pool.
In this follow-up project, funded by the BMBF and the European Union - NextGenerationEU, the focus is on the further development of the participation model for the systematic and continuous involvement of the research community in the design of the incentive and regulatory structures of the data trustee. The project will address questions such as:
- What is the most effective way to collect data collaboratively?
- Which researchers should be given access to which sensitive data?
- And how can the reproducibility of research results be improved via the data trust?
In addition, various approaches to increasing data quality, for example by automatically checking that the data is up to date, are being researched.
Our project partner is the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences GESIS.
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