Darch poster among finalists for iConference Best Poster Award

Peter Darch
Peter Darch, Assistant Professor

A poster coauthored by Assistant Professor Peter Darch was a finalist for the Best Poster Award at iConference 2020, which was held virtually on March 23-27. The poster's lead author is Live Kvale, a doctoral student at Oslo Metropolitan University co-advised by Darch.

In their poster, "Dealing with Privacy—Personal Privacy from a Research Data Management Perspective," Kvale and Darch examine the issue of protecting human subjects' privacy when sharing research data. Through interviews and questionnaires of stakeholders involved in data curation and sharing in Norway, they found tensions between maintaining subjects' privacy, maintaining public trust, and advancing research. According to the authors, these tensions are further complicated by stakeholders' "conflicting perspectives on privacy."

Prior to joining the iSchool faculty in 2015, Darch served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he worked in the Center for Knowledge Infrastructures. He continues to collaborate with this center on studies of the building, running, and effects of information infrastructures that support scientific collaboration. At Illinois, Darch holds an affiliate appointment at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Oxford and master's degrees in the history and philosophy of science and medicine from Durham University and in mathematics from the University of Oxford.

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