Trilateral Research, founded in 2004, is a leading multidisciplinary consulting and technology development company. Our team collaborates across social science and technology, to bring insights from each to capture the benefits of data-driven innovation. We create knowledge and tools that empower our clients to transform research into innovation and innovation into impact.
Our foundation is in social science research, with a special focus on the ways in which new technologies may have privacy, social, ethical or data protection impacts. We have built upon this foundation to add cutting edge competencies leading to a rich, diverse set of consulting services within innovation management and technology development. All Trilateral’s services sit within four industry sectors in which we have expertise: ICT, Smart Cities, Crisis & Security and Environmental Sustainability.
Our team collaborates across sociology, criminology, computer science, engineering, economics, technology studies and law and human rights to deliver bespoke, multi-disciplinary services to clients in the public and private sector. This blend of expertise, along with our experience working at different levels in the government sector and across different industrial verticals provides a unique value proposition to our clients.
The company was responsive to the ICRC’s needs and always wished to ensure client expectations were met. I am pleased to commend Trilateral to any organisation wishing to have high quality research services, insightful analysis, and well-written reports.
In 2013 Trilateral Research prepared a report on privacy impact assessment and risk management for the Information Commissioner’s Office…The report was detailed and provided authoritative research input for the ICO’s revised PIA Code of Practice…We were pleased with the quality and value for money the report provided.
The tasks of Trilateral Research included the management of the Stakeholder Communities, the creation of the Dissemination and Communication Plan and the Data Management Plan, a large set of promotional materials and numerous promotional activities of the project. They also designed and edited the Conference Brief for the project’s final conference. Trilateral Research also participated in ethics monitoring throughout the project. As the coordinator of the project, I am happy to recommend Trilateral Research to similar tasks in research projects. All tasks allocated to them were managed with skill, prudency and high quality.
Trilateral completed both projects to our full satisfactory and delivered high quality products that advanced our understanding on the opportunities of deploying technology based approaches for humanitarian work.
The work of WP 4 on legal and ethical implications and its integration at a stage whereby it can inform the planning of the R&D approach is worthy of note for the potential impact it could have on work plans for future EU funded projects. It offers an exemplar and should be shared across other projects in the Work Programme and beyond. It is suggested that more dissemination through both scientific and non-scientific channels is targeted during the project lifetime.