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There is a strong need for clear ethical guidelines and monitoring practices within European projects as we are moving towards a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) environment. We, at Trilateral, have in-depth understanding of RRI and research ethics and can help ensure ethical conduct within...

The virtual currency Bitcoin is among the most well-known applications of blockchain technology. A blockchain is a distributed ledger/database, grown and supported by decentralized network nodes. In Bitcoin, the blockchain is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records of transactions, called blocks, which...

More than 140 participants and high-level EU officials attended the SATORI project (of which Trilateral is deputy coordinator) final conference held in Brussels on 18-19 September 2017. The conference discussed current and future trends in ethics of R&I. The SATORI Final Conference Ethics Assessment of Research...

Last month, the Crisis team’s Su Anson and Maurice Said participated in the 7th Annual Conference of the Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR) at UCL, presenting information on two projects – ResiStand and PREP1. The conference took place on 21st June 2017 in London and...

The lack of a balanced and harmonised approach to ethical assessment of research and innovation (R&I) projects in many countries often leads to unwanted outcomes such as unethical research, poor quality of ethics reviews, and uncertainty for researchers, innovators and regulators. To overcome these bad...

The use of data analytics, machine learning and data visualisation for quality control and predictive maintenance within manufacturing settings is not an obvious space to consider research ethics. Nevertheless, such projects often use employees or members of the public to gather requirements, test systems and...

ENERGIC-OD develops a geospatial data brokering infrastructure throughout Europe. It achieves that through deployment of Virtual Hubs (VHs) – a set of technologies rendering diverse types of geospatial data accessible through a single and easy-to-use API (application programming interface). The purpose of the project is to...

With the close of the BYTE project on Social, legal and ethical issues related to big data practice, the BYTE team is transitioning to the BYTE big data community (BBDC). In partnership with CNR-IIA, Siemens, Insight Centre and UIBK (as well as other partners), TRI is launching...

This week, TRI’s Crisis Team sent out their second newsletter updating their contacts with information on: Our new project – IN-PREP Funding activities related to Migration and Global Security, and Security Events we have attended and upcoming events New publications authored by the Crisis Team ...

Here at Trilateral, we recognize the importance of effective dissemination and stakeholder engagement and deliver these services for the European Commission funded FORTRESS, INSPEC2T and ResiStand projects. In developing dissemination and communication strategies, we carefully design our objectives to ensure the maximum impact for our clients considering what they would like...

Whether you are an ethics committee member, policy maker interested in ethics and responsible research and innovation, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) manager, a research funder, a researcher, NGO, or journalist looking for information about ethics assessment of research and innovation (R&I), you can find...

European researchers have developed a platform to help health services allocate scarce medical resources in the event of a pandemic, a stadium crush or other event that strains the resources of hospitals. Health service stakeholders (ambulance personnel, hospitals and national agencies) can use the platform to...

The CLARITY project is now nearing its halfway point and we wanted to share with you some of our work in 2016 and what is upcoming in the next year. Our work in 2017 will feature: A Catalogue of open eGoverment applications across Europe The CLARITY marketplace for open eGoverment...

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) recently published their official guidance on Securing Smart Hospitals and Securing Smart Airports; these are available to the public and free to download from the ENISA website. Both reports were produced by Trilateral Research’s Consultancy team,...

The SATORI project has issued its December 2016 newsletter (compiled by Trilateral Research Ltd; Trilateral leads the policy developments work package of SATORI and is deputy co-ordinator of the project) featuring policy developments in the ethics of research and innovation at the EU and national level! The...