Flames Annual Meeting 2018

Implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Researcher, wake up and be prepared for GDPR!


In the 6th edition of the FLAMES Annual Meeting we want to inform (young) researchers on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into force on May 25, 2018. What are the implications for (data) scientists? How does the GDPR influence the daily work of young researchers?

The 6th FLAMES Annual Meeting is hosted by Hasselt University and will take place on April 27, 2018.


09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00 - 10:05 Welcome by Flames 

10:05 - 10:15 Setting the scene by Ann Peters (Hasselt University)

10:15 - 11:00 Challenges and opportunities of collaborative genome interpretation by Geert Vandeweyer (University of Antwerp, Centre of Medical Genetics)

Coffee break

11:15 - 12:00 Meaningful data protection for data subjects in a changing media landscape by Jo Pierson (Free University Brussels)

12:00 - 12:30 Implications for EU grants

Niel Hens (University of Antwerp, Hasselt University)

Wannes Meert (KU Leuven)




13:30 - 14:15 Case studies

Personal data and the energy sector by Koert Van Espen (VITO)

Planning for (personal) data management with DMPonline.be by Myriam Mertens (Ghent University)

Health care industry perspectives and experience gained from the new EU GDPR by Iris Theunis (Johnson & Johnson, Belgium)

14:15 - 14:45 GDPR and data research: friend or foe? by Bart Van Beek (FWO)

14:45 - 15:15 Implications for universities by Hanne Elsen (VLIR, Hasselt University)

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:15 Panel discussion

Moderator: Lisbeth Imbo (Bankispoon)



For whom:

Anyone who is collecting, managing or analyzing data and who wants to know about the impact of the GDPR.




Auditorium Louis Roppe, Hasselt University (more info here)



Here you find a link to the presentations.

Friday, April 27, 2018 -
10:00 to 17:00