Conference 2022

DataSHIELD Conference: Barcelona, 19th-21st 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. 

Venue Address: Palau Macaya Pg. de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona

Please NoteClosing date for Conference registration - now Wednesday 12th October 2022. Please sign up as soon as you can. 

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Conference Fees

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


Link to Conference Agenda


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 now 12th October. The committee will consider the applications and will aim to give their response shortly after.
Link to Abstract Submission


Please see below.

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, use cases or ethico-legal-social issues.  In order to compile an agenda relevant for the DataSHIELD contributor community, the abstract deadline is Wednesday 12th October 2022.

Recording notice

Please note that the event will be broadcast online and also will be recorded. Please make us aware if you are uncomfortable with this.


We are pleased to confirm some of the details for the DataSHIELD conference that will be held in Barcelona on 19-21 October, hosted by ISGLobal. This will be a hybrid conference to allow remote participation as well, although some activities (workshops, social events) will only be available to those present.

 Start: 10:30 on Wednesday, 19th October (Registration opens at 09:30)

 Close: 15:30 on Friday, 21st October

 Keynote speakers:

  • José Luis Peñalvo, UnCoVeR project and Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Jennifer Zeitlin, RECAP Preterm project and INSERM (Paris, France)
  • Miguel Cordero, South East Metropolitan Health Service (Chile)
  • Emmanuel Stamatakis, ProPASS Project and Charles Perkins Centre (University of Sydney, Australia)

 There will be workshops (including Q&A for beginners and discussion sessions for developers) and plenty of opportunities for networking. 

 Other confirmed speakers:

  • Fruzsina Molnár-Gábor
  • Simon Parker
  • Morris Swertz
  • Juan Ramon González

 There will be social events organised throughout the conference, including visits to some of Barcelona’s famous sites. Remember to bring your swimming gear!

 There is still time for you to submit an abstract! We have extended the deadline until 12th October and are particularly looking for:

  • Lightning talks (short talks of 5-10 minutes, including questions)
  • Research talks (presentations of 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes questions)

Please submit abstracts using the DataSHIELD Conference Abstract Submission Form, which can be found here.

 Further conference details can be found on the conference webpage here; to register, please click here.


To attend the conference, please follow the link to sign up on the ISGlobal website.