17 March 2021 - 14:00 to 16:30

The SSHOC project announces an interactive workshop for policy makers, practitioners and others working with GDPR, research ethics, and Codes of Conduct. 

Participants will gain practical insights into the challenges inherent in establishing a Code of Conduct and learn the how and why from experts in the field.

The outcomes of the workshop will be incorporated into an ongoing project task to set up a Code of Conduct specifically for Social Sciences and Humanities researchers. 


  • Presentation of findings from SSHOC report on the impact of the GDPR and its implications for EOSC, Ina Nepstad and Mathilde Steinsvåg Hansen, NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data
  • Anatomy of a Code of Conduct and Implications for GDPR,  Ina Nepstad and Mathilde Steinsvåg Hansen, NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data
  • Creation of a Code of Conduct in health research, Michaela Th. Mayrhofer, BBMRI ERIC
  • Plenary and break-out discussion of experiences, challenges, and recommendations  


Registrations are now closed

Workshop notes

Workshop blog



Mathilde Steinsvåg Hansen has a law degree from the University of Bergen. She has been working as an advisor at NSD since 2019, where she provides guidance to health researchers about privacy legislation. She also works as a Data Protection Officer for two external institutions. 

Ina Nepstad is senior advisor at NSD, where she assists health researchers to enable high-quality research, while at the same time safeguarding privacy. Prior to this role, she worked at Haukeland University Hospital as a researcher specialising in blood cancer and allergology.  Ina has a PhD from the University of Bergen (Bergen, Norway) and Hopital Cochin, INSERM (Paris, France), and a Master of Science (MSc) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway).

Michaela Th. Mayrhofer is a political scientist and historian by training. She was educated in Vienna, Louvain-la-Neuve, Essex and Paris. Her PhD thesis was shortlisted for the ‘best thesis 2010’ young scientist award by the Austrian Society for Political Science. Research interests include the governance of life sciences, societal implications of AI and data protection. Michaela has been working for BBMRI-ERIC since 2013, serving as Head of ELSI Services & Research since 2019.


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