Data Access Rules

The highly controversial question of the allocation of data (rights) has consequences for access options and thus influences our possibilities to use data most effectively and in a way that is compatible with the common good. Therefore, the project group scrutinises traditional allocation and access guidelines. On the one hand, it examines specific possibilities as to how data access can be designed in such a way that it reflects multi-actor responsibility and neither overburdens nor overestimates individual data providers. On the other hand, against the backdrop of systematic-philosophical conceptions of “rights”, it is to be asked to what extent data accesses form a meaningful field of application in order to modify traditional ideas of the subject and ideas of rights based on them.

Principal Investigators

Prof. Dr. Steffen Augsberg, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen | spokesperson | more information»
Dr. Marcus Düwell, Technische Universität Darmstadt | more information»

Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring, Technische Universität Darmstadt | more information»
Prof. Dr. Malte-C. Gruber, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen | more information»
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hornung, LL.M., Universität Kassel | more information»
Prof. Dr. Doris Schweitzer, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main | more information»

Datenzugangsregeln zwischen Freigabe und Kontrolle

Interdisciplinary symposium
19 April 2024, 10:00 – 17:00 CET

TU Darmstadt
Friedrich-Ludwig-Weidig-Saal, Raum 18
Rundeturmstraße 10
64283 Darmstadt

Who is authorised to access (research or health) data and how is this access regulated? How must the protection of subjective rights change, and are there alternatives to the subject-related protection concept? Which data access must be facilitated, and which must be more strictly controlled? Who bears responsibility for this? These questions affect society and science in equal measure – they were discussed intensively in the Data Access Rules project group of the Centre Responsible Digitality (ZEVEDI).

The results of these debates are the contributions to an anthology of the same name soon to be published by Campus-Verlag. At the interdisciplinary symposium at the end of the project group, they will be commented on and discussed by external experts.

Friday, 19 April 2024, 10:00 – 17:00 CET

Registration until 15.04.2024 to


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