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Research with publics in Scotland

ADRC-Scotland’s Public Engagement Lead, Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, published a systematic review on public views of data linkages (with a focus on health data). The paper entitled ‘ Public responses to the sharing and linkage of health data for research purposes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies’ concluded that whilst there is widespread (conditional) public support for data sharing and linkage for research purposes, a range of concerns exist. In order to ensure public support for future research uses of data, greater awareness raising combined with opportunities for public engagement and deliberation are needed.

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