RE-LOCATED: Putting data protection into practice: The DARIAH ELDAH Consent Form Wizard


ELDAH is organizing this workshop, which will be co-located with the

6th Croatian ICARUS Days
Archives – borders, identities, reflections

in Rijeka, Croatia (25-27 March 2020).

Speakers: Koraljka Kuzman Slogar, Walter Scholger, Vanessa Hannesschläger

Date: 26 March 2020

Location: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sveučilišna avenija 4, Rijeka

To register, please register for the ICARUS event (free of charge) through this form AND e-mail us at

In this workshop, we will discuss the European legal framework for data privacy and processing personal data (General Data Protection Regulation GDPR). The workshop will help participants understand how their research is affected by the GDPR and what issues to pay attention to. 

In a second step, we will speak about the most common scenarios in which humanities researchers encounter data privacy issues. Examples of this include scientific events where photos and videos are taken, but also surveys and other research activities involving human participants. For many of these activities, researchers have to obtain legal consent from their participants in order to comply with the GDPR. 

Therefore, the ELDAH is developing a tool that provides standardized consent form templates for obtaining legal consent from human participants: The DARIAH ELDAH Consent Form Wizard (CFW). The CFW will enable digital scholars and the wider research infrastructure community to quickly and easily obtain a standardized consent form that is legally valid in all of the European Union. Depending on the context for which consent is obtained (e.g. use of images of people, processing of information shared in surveys, collection / processing of personal data), the wizard users will receive a consent form tailored to their specific needs after answering a series of questions.

The workshop participants will be able to test the prototype of this tool. They will use it to get templates to obtain research participants’ consent; these templates can be adjusted to their specific needs in a few simple steps. Workshop participants will also give feedback on the prototype of the CFW; they will have a chance to point out elements that are missing and contribute further consent scenarios.

In order to ensure a lively discussion and a good trainer-trainee ratio, the number of participants is limited to 25. Participants are required to bring their own laptops.


9.30 Welcome by the organizers, introduction to ELDAH, introduction to the workshop goals
10.00 Participant introduction round
10.30 Introduction to data privacy and the GDPR (part 1)

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Introduction to data privacy and the GDPR (part 2)
12.00 Group discussion: Identification of most common data privacy issues in humanities research

13.00 Lunch break

14.00 Introduction of the CFW prototype: Scenarios, consent form templates, wizard functionality
14.30 CFW prototype testing by participants
15.15 Feedback and wishlist: Participants feedback on current state of
CFW prototype and suggest further scenarios
15.45 Outlook: Summary of next steps

16.00 Workshop ends

Cite this blog post
Vanessa Hannesschläger (2020, February 19). RE-LOCATED: Putting data protection into practice: The DARIAH ELDAH Consent Form Wizard. ELDAH. Retrieved May 20, 2024, from

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