A Subject Database Meeting Data Protection Standards

Sample sizes for human science research projects as well as the amount of data collected per participant are on the rise. The informative value of data such as genetic data, imaging data, and extensive social and health data makes data protection increasingly challenging.

The Max Planck Society's three-year joint project aims to develop a platform for the management of participant data in accordance with data protection regulations for use in Max Planck Institutes. "Castellum — A Subject Database Meeting Data Protection Standards" sets standards in terms of technical solutions that meet the demands of both data protection and research requirements. The goal is a coordinated central infrastructure for the management of personal data that can replace previous local, sometimes error-prone approaches.

Responsible Institutes

The following Max Planck Institutes are responsible for the development and implementation of the project:

Further Max Planck Institutes are involved as Early Users or contributing strongly to the development process in the context of a Coordination Group.

Participating Max Planck Institutes

Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB):
Ulman Lindenberger

Max Planck Computing & Data Facility (MPCDF):
Raphael Ritz

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPICBS):
Angela Friederici (also Vice-President of the Max Planck Society)
Nikolas Weiskopf

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (MPIP):
Elisabeth Binder

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIeA):
Winfried Menninghaus

Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods:
Christoph Engel

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (MPISöF):
Kai Konrad

Heidi Schuster (Data Protection Officer of the Max Planck Society)

Steering Committee

You can find information about the Max Planck Institutes participating in this project and Castellum activities here: more
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