Project Reference: NGI FORWARD 825652
1. What is the purpose of this research?
The NGI Forward project is part of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, launched by the European Commission in the autumn of 2016. It attempts to understand how people are contributing towards building the evolution of the Internet and our digital technologies, against a backdrop of massive social, economic, ecological and political challenges. More info: https://exchange.ngi.eu
2. Do I have to take part?
No. You can ask questions about the study before deciding whether or not to participate. If you do agree to participate, you may withdraw yourself and the data you have provided from the study at any time during the event, without giving a reason and without penalty, by advising the researchers of this decision. If after the interview you choose to withdraw, please contact Maria Kling.
3. What will happen if I take part in the research?
The event takes place digitally via the now.edgeryders call tool. It consists of an open discussion, moderated by Edgeryders staff and or workshops provided by community members.
If you take part in the event you will be able to listen and contribute to the discussion.
The call will be recorded for reference purposes for the NGI research described above and the facilitator to improve similar webinars.
Edgeryders staff will write a report of the call to be published in the platform to share all outcomes.
4. Are there any potential risks in taking part?
The risks of participation are minimal and include for example involuntary data breach leading to sharing beyond the original intention. We are prepared and committed to prevent any of this.
5. Are there any benefits in taking part?
There are no direct benefits to you for participating in this research study. As a result it may have indirect benefit to participants.
As a benefit of participating in the workshop part you will learn new skills that you will be able to use for your own projects and benefits.
There will be no payment for taking part in this study. The workshop is free.
6. How is the event documented?
We do record the call locally. This is done by an Edgeryders staff member. We take notes, and will publish one or more writeups. For this, we will adhere to Chatham House rules: we mention what people said, but not who said what. The chat will be saved temporarily, for the purposes of completing the writeups.
7. Will the research be published?
One or more writeups will appear on the NGI exchange platform (https://exchange.ngi.eu). Writeups will be attributed to their authors, not the participants. That is an open forum, so participants are welcome to use it to comment, respond, or contribute their own writeups.
The whole content of the exchange.ngi.eu forum (including the mentioned writeup, and any discussion about them) will then become the basis for at least one research report. We also hope to publish one or more journal article.
8. Who is organising and funding the research?
The research is organised by Edgeryders and funded by the European Union via a research project called NGI Forward.
9. Who do I contact if I have a concern about the study or I wish to complain?