Data / GGP Research Ethics

The Generations and Gender Programme Central Coordination Team (GGP CCT) operates under the ethical oversight of the GGP Ethics Board and the Data Protection Office of the Dutch Royal Academy of the Arts and Sciences (KNAW). 

The GGP Ethics Board members include:

  • Marion Wittenberg
    Service manager DataverseNL and account manager EASY, DANS
  • Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici
    Professor in European Technology Law and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen
  • Theo van Tilburg
    Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Free University Amsterdam

The GGP CCT undertakes to ensure that each round of data collection is conducted in a manner that is fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, EU 2016/679). Under GDPR, the GGP processes personal data in the public interest, for scientific, research and statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1). The GGP CCT also abides to the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. The GGP CCT ensures that the a GGP Data Agreement is signed between the GGP and a country or territory in which data collection is to be performed. Any personal contact information never reaches the GGP CCT in accordance to the GGP Data Agreement.

The GGS fieldwork operation model and data management plan have been approved by the GGP Ethics Board and the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Science Data Protection Officer, and conform to the GDPR. At the country level, national teams should make sure that their operations also comply with national regulations and the regulations of their own institution. The questionnaire has been approved by the GGP Ethics Board as well.

The Population Unit of the UNECE manages the data provision to researchers through the registration process. Researchers who apply for GGP data must sign the GGP Terms of Acceptable Usage. The GGP Terms of Acceptable Usage regulate relevant data protection issues and outline the requirements for potential users who wish to apply for data use.

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