Conference 2022

DataSHIELD Conference: Barcelona, in person, 19-21 October 2022

The DataSHIELD Advisory Board are organising a three day conference to be held on 19-21 October 2022. It will be a Hybrid conference (in person and online) hosted by ISGlobal in Barcelona, who look forward to welcoming you. Please NoteClosing date for Conference registration - Wednesday 5th October 2022. In-person registrations are strictly limited to only 60 delegates, therefore in-person registration will close once capacity is reached. 

Conference Fees

In-person fees: €300 (euros) per person 
Online fees: €100 (euros) per person


We are pleased to announce that submission of abstracts is now open, we look forward to receiving your proposals for talks. The deadline for submissions is 29th August. The committee will consider the applications and will aim to give their response in early September.
Link to Abstract Submission


More Info

This will look at the present and future of DataSHIELD and showcase the community's achievements.  highlighting scientific advances that privacy protected distributed analysis has helped facilitate, and providing tasters of new community developments, functionality, and applications.

The agenda will include a mix of talks and demonstrations, and discussion sessions to facilitate DataSHIELD community-led solutions to a range of development and application challenges. 

This conference is suitable for: 

  • those unfamiliar with DataSHIELD, or who have a potential new use-case and wish to find out more
  • current DataSHIELD users - including researchers and developers
  • those developing new statistical methodology,  functionality or infrastructure for DataSHIELD 

We are accepting abstract submissions for short talks relating to scientific advances that have been facilitated using DataSHIELD, with prizes available for the best presentations by Early Career Researchers. In particular, we are looking for examples of how disseminated analysis has been used to facilitate other scientific progress; presentations may therefore relate to scientific advances in any field.

We also welcome proposals for demonstrations or discussion sessions on any topic related to DataSHIELD technical & methodological development, usecases or ethico-legal-social issues.  In order to compile an agenda relevant for the DataSHIELD contributor community, the abstract deadline is Monday 29 August 2022.

Registration information

A link to the sign up form to attend the conference will be made available here shortly, please bookmark this page and follow our @DataSHIELDNews twitter to hear when this goes live.