FREE Virtual Online-Only Event May 10, 2023 - Exact Time TBD



For the virtual award presentation of the 2023 Research Data Stewardship Award winners. Additional details and registration information to be released in early 2023.

Data held by companies has the potential to unlock new scientific insights that can benefit society and expand human knowledge. When shared responsibly and using best practices with academic researchers, this data can support progress in medicine, public health, education, social science, and many other fields. But researchers are often denied access to the data sought for research due to myriad risks, including risks to the individual privacy of those implicated by the data. If processes governing the handling and transferring of data for research are not properly structured, sensitive personal information may be compromised.

Established by FPF in 2020, the Award for Research Data Stewardship recognizes a research partnership between a company and an academic institution, wherein the company shares data it holds in a privacy-protective manner with a researcher or research team for scholarly publication. The award is presented to the company and its academic partner based on several factors, including the adherence to privacy protection in the sharing process, the quality of the data handling process, and the company’s commitment to supporting academic research. 

The Award is a part of FPF’s “Corporate Data Sharing for Research: Next Steps in a Changing Legal and Policy Landscape” project to accelerate the safe and responsible sharing of administrative data between companies and academic researchers. This project is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a not-for-profit grantmaking institution whose mission is to enhance the welfare of all through the advancement of scientific knowledge.

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2023 research data stewardship info sheet 2.20.23