How to protect privacy in open data

Jelte M. Wicherts*, Richard A. Klein, Sofie H. F. Swaans, Esther Maassen, Andrea H. Stoevenbelt, Victor H. B. T. G. Peeters, Myrthe de Jonge, Franziska Rüffer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

When sharing research data for verification and reuse, behavioural researchers should protect participants’ privacy, particularly when studying sensitive topics. Because personally identifying data remain present in many open psychology datasets, we urge researchers to mend privacy via checks of re-identification risk before sharing data. We offer guidance for sharing responsibly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1603-1605
JournalNature Human Behaviour
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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