As new internet and communication technologies are transforming the idea of an Open Government into an achievable and upcoming reality, we want to engage with as many different communities as possible to ask for their feedback on our new Open Government blueprint. The CLARITY project is...

How stakeholder engagement makes our communication more effective Through our experience in multi-partner projects and international consortiums, we have come to the conclusion that while stakeholder engagement is critical to ensure that project progress is in line with stakeholders’ needs, it is also crucial for communicating...

Trilateral Research is working to raise awareness of privacy, including data protection requirements, among both recreational and commercial drone users with our work on the DroneRules.EU project. To take full advantage of the benefits of drone applications, while ensuring their responsible use, the DroneRules.EU project website...

Webscraping tools, sometimes referred to as ‘bots’, allow the extraction and collection of code and data from the web for later retrieval or analysis. Their uses range from law enforcement to journalism, to research and business, facilitating data and market analysis, visualisation, and even price...

Trilateral Research hopes to join other partners to write a proposal for the upcoming EU funded project to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children. The deadline for submissions is 14 November 2017, and we would like to contribute with our experience and expertise...

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...