Participant Information Sheet for Edgeryders Calls and Webinars

Project Reference: POPREBEL

1. What is the purpose of this research?

POPREBEL focuses on explaining and contextualising the recent rise of populism in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The community research is hosted on Edgeryders, an online community of 5000 people in more than 80 countries who share experiences. By sharing experiences with one another we turn our collective knowledge into useful advice to make better decisions for ourselves and our families in the near future. As a consequence of getting to know people from around the world, we connect one another to important information, new ideas and new opportunities.

The research analysis considers content collected through edgeryders.eu, subject to online ethnographic analysis and semantic social network analysis… More info: https://populism-europe.com/poprebel/

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/call you choose to withdraw, please contact noemi@edgeryders.eu.

3. What will happen if I take part in the research?

The event takes place digitally. It consists of an open discussion, moderated by Edgeryders staff and partners, 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 POPREBEL 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. We are using a third party service as a facility for video conferencing. So, we are subject to the features and security issues that come with that software. In particular, be aware that they may record your IP, even if you connect with a pseudonym via a browser.

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 event you will learn new skills and you will make new connections 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 events are free of charge.

6. How is the event documented?

We record the call, transcribe the recording, and post parts of it on our forum. We only mention you by the Edgeryders username you have selected. If you prefer not to be mentioned by username, please let us know in advance of the call.
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 edgeryders.eu forum - here. 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 https://edgeryders.eu/c/wellbeing 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 POPREBEL.

9. Who do I contact if I have a concern about the study or I wish to complain?

If at any point you’d like your contributions removed from the online forum, just ask one of the admins (@noemi) and they will happily take it down.

You can contact Noemi Salantiu, Community Manager at Edgeryders via a direct message here or ping @Noemi or via email at noemi@edgeryders.eu.