KT4D Webinar: Navigating Research Ethics and Managing Sensitive Data in Complex European Projects

KT4D Webinar: Navigating Research Ethics and Managing Sensitive Data in Complex European Projects

29 Feb 2024

The Knowledge Technologies for Democracy (KT4D) project investigates the power of Knowledge Technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data to reinforce democratic values and increase civic participation in Democracy. As these knowledge technologies have become effectively interwoven into society, KT4D’s research is addressing the cultural barriers and power dynamics resulting from rapidly changing AI and Big Data, designing tools and guidelines to address potential ethical, legal, and cultural risks.
The focus of this webinar is to expand on the KT4D experience in applying research ethical best practices and pseudonymisation, an essential data processing operation for projects where human beings are directly engaged as research subjects.
Navigating this landscape of ethical research guidelines without sacrificing innovation can be difficult for researchers. Multi-stakeholder projects with complex objectives, audiences, and goals, such as those funded by the Horizon Europe programme, can create challenging conditions for researchers to ensure data privacy best practices are upheld.
This webinar seeks to educate and provide expert advice on how researchers can manage sensitive data and protect the privacy of research participants while still fostering innovative research in an ambiguous regulatory environment.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is tailored to address the overlapping priorities concerning interdisciplinary stakeholder audiences, including research organisations, academic institutions, policymakers, technology providers, computer sciences, civil society organisations and all those interested in ethical best practices for complex research projects.

About the Webinar

The 1-hour webinar will include discussions from experts in the space, collectively highlighting a more ethical research framework design:
Jennifer Edmond (Moderator) Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, KT4D Coordinator; When doing the right thing seems impossible: Making ethical best practice work in complex research campaigns.
Alberto Bettiol, Partner at ICTLegal Consulting, compliance and legal expert with specific focus on management of privacy related risks; Preserving privacy while fostering innovation: How data protection can fuel ethical research.
Kate Francis, Privacy and Ethics Researcher at ICTLegal Consulting, Certified ECPC-B Professional DPO, PhD Candidate at the Maastricht University Faculty of Law.
The session will conclude with a Q&A session for all attendees.
Participation is free, but registration is mandatory.  Join us to discover best practices for data privacy.

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Our role

Trust-IT Services leads the Dissemination, Communication, Consultation & Exploitation Work Package for KT4D. This involves covering a coordinated set of outreach activities, including setup of social media and the design, launch, and monitoring of the public web platform. The website will host the KT4D Knowledge Hub, with consultation and collaboration services consisting of KT4D branded training materials and framework documents, including videos and KER Factsheets.
Additionally, Trust-IT organises events such as webinars, Use Case Workshops and next year will host the first KT4D Impact Events aimed to foster a wider uptake of project results among its target groups.

Publication date: 29 Feb 2024

Article by

Joanne Ahern

Communication, Dissemination & Outreach Specialist