CaSMa: Citizen-centric approaches to Social Media Analysis

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Horizon Digital Economy Research

Abstract

The spread of the Internet into nearly every aspect of our daily lives has stimulated the growth of a vibrant and expanding set of systems to support social interaction via a range of internet connected devices. Often collectively referred to as social media this set of applications and services are undergoing a highly unstable and dynamic growth as society shapes and is shaped by the emergence of these new capabilities. The sheer volume of users of these systems and the diversity of people using social media make it immediately appealing as means of gaining insight and understanding into human behaviour.

To gain insight and understanding researchers have exploited a variety of data analytic techniques and from a variety of social science disciplines. These have been used, for example, to automatically derive users' personality traits , predict and even influence societal outcomes , and to provide accounts of critical societal events (e.g. the London Riots , the Arab Spring ).
While the emergence of 'big data' that has been generated on the basis of human behaviour is increasingly being recognized as a major business and societal asset, there is a growing public concern over the exploitation of such data.

Building on the work carried out in the Horizon Digital Economy hub we will develop a set of services and facilities for the social sciences that will allow researchers to draw upon social media and associated human data to gain insights into human behaviour in a manner that is ethically sound.

To this end we will closely align the development of new tools and facilities with a series of social science explorations that use the emerging tools and develop them in an iterative manner. The resulting tools and facilities will be introduced to the broader social science community through a series of master classes events that will discuss their use. The process of iterative refinement and release will be complemented by a series of ethical and policy debates to elaborate the handling of Human Data.

Planned Impact

The work of this project will have applications across a wide range of disciplines, in particular among researchers wishing to understand human behaviour. The project will develop data repositories for use by researchers both inside and outside of academia, which combine social media data with other sources of information in privacy-preserving ways; however, primary impact will be the tools and facilities made available for future work.

Through public engagement and communications activities we aim to raise awareness in the public at large of the ethical issues currently surrounding social media and privacy, and aim to illuminate best practice.

Commercially, many organizations do not understand the legal, never mind ethical, challenges in personal data and we aim to raise this awareness level in Horizon partners organizations and more broadly to ensure companies can build and maintain trust with their customers.

Publications

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Title Clay Transformations 
Description A groups of mental health service users took part in a clay course designed to study the effects of clay practice. All the artwork was exhibited at the Institute of Mental Health at The University of Nottingham. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Mental health awaress 
URL http://www.institutemh.org.uk/x-about-us-x/art-at-the-institute
 
Title Dissimilar Reflections 
Description About the exhibition Staring at the Sea by Mark Taylor The work for this exhibition reflects my interest in the transcendental nature of the sea. Human culture and society are inexorably connected to the sea as the sea offers sustenance, hope and renewal. However, it also offers fear, uncertainty and incredible destructive power. Like many others I find myself drawn to the sea through what seems like a primal urge coupled with a fascination at the spectacle. The work I present here focuses on the calming influence of the sea and my personal connection with it. From a young age I have had to learn to cope with high levels of anxiety and bouts of clinical depression. This has to a large extent shaped my approach to personal work which often manifests itself as a form of therapy. In this instance, staring at the sea is something that becomes a meditative and contemplative experience. I enjoy the open space and the minimal aspect. The subtle interplay of light and colour between the Sea, sky and horizon offers an ever-changing aesthetic. The photographs in this exhibition are an attempt to reflect this. I take photographs here and there and then I spend hours patiently sieving through and find commonalities and connections, then classify them into to subject areas. This series is a combination of past work with additional new work made particularly for this show. There is a paradox of permanency and the ephemeral in windows/reflections . Eyes may be 'the window of the soul' but to me photographing windows/reflections is 'soothing of the soul' and more effective than medication for depression. Through a Glass Darkly by Tony Fisher The work I am showing is concerning windows: reflections/mirroring what they physically look like, what can be seen through them or what we can be seen from them and how the elements interact with them. Some of the photographs show decay and deprivation, some express hope and a new beginning and others just show absurdity and a sense of fun. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The launch of the exhibition is attended by mental health service users, art students and mental health professionals and researchers creating a space to promote social inclusion and reduce social isolation among service users. 
URL http://www.institutemh.org.uk/x-about-us-x/art-at-the-institute
 
Title Dreams: hurts, hopes and happiness 
Description This a mental health arts competition organised at the Institute of Mental Health, The University of Nottingham and City Arts. We all dream. We have day dreams and night dreams. Sometimes mental illness can feel like a waking nightmare, especially psychosis. Art can help us see through our dreams. Art can show our hurts, our hopes and our happiness. Dreams can express the boundaries between the hidden and the obvious, the conscious and the unconscious. The 7th Institute of Mental Health Open exhibition, run in partnership with City Arts, is an opportunity for everyone interested in the overlap between Mental Health and the Arts to submit their art work. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Mental Health awareness 
URL http://www.city-arts.org.uk/call-entries-exhibition-addressing-dreams-mental-health/
 
Title Nesta: Future Fest Fringe, London, 4th Mar 2015 
Description A stand-up comedy routine as part of Nesta's FutureFest and Science ShowOff event "My Other Future", two evenings of comedy that poke fun at common visions of the future. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Audience members approached me after the event to express their appreciation and say that this had made them think more deeply about the way in which they are using social media platforms. 
URL http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/my-other-future-futurefest-fringe-events
 
Title Religion and Mental Health 
Description About Melvyn Melvyn began his education studying A 'level Art and Design with Art History and Media Studies at Clarendon College (Nottingham), from 1983 to 1985. From there he enrolled upon a one year Foundation Course at Trent Polytechnic from to of 1986 and went on to gain a place ar St. Martin's School of Art in London that same year. Unfortunately, due to illness, Melvyn had to quit his studies. In May, 1987 he was put on a six month section order under the Mental Health Act. There began a series of admissions into hospital and he was diagnosed with Schizo-affective disorder. Melvyn has stayed out of hospital for the past 20 years, and gained much insight into the ways of the mind; in illness and in health. For the past 15 years he has created artwork from his studio space on Carrington St in Nottingham and continues to be influenced by the affairs of Mankind - his folly and his wisdom, the World at war and the World at peace. About the artwork "As an artist, I'm particularly interested in the affairs of Mankind; its religion, its politics, its World -as it is and, maybe, as it should be. I believe in one God, but many cultures, creeds, races and religions. I believe that God can transcend our differences, by focusing on our common humanity and needs as people -a world in union in a cosmopolitan pluralistic multi-faceted civilisation. There is a thread of interested in the theological that runs through my work, and a concern for the well-being of all people of the World through different cultures, belief systems, religions and the oneness expressed therein. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The launch of this exhibition was accompanied by a round table about religion and mental health. During this round table attendees from different religions (Muslin, Catholics, Buddhist) including Humanists and Atheists discuss and reflected about the influence of religion in mental health and vice versa. 
URL http://www.institutemh.org.uk/x-about-us-x/art-at-the-institute
 
Title Roots 
Description This was an artistic exhibition organised at the Institute of Mental Health. The purpose of this exhibition was to share the artists' work and inspire others to try art as a means of helping them through difficult times by finding ways to express their emotions and be in the "here and now". 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Outcomes of "Roots" Exhibition. Artist statement: People have expressly stated how inspired they have been by the art and staff at IMH have stopped and thanked me stating that the light and life the artwork has brought into the building has been inspiring. Many people have stated that they have felt emotional connections to the artworks. Contributions to others and the community: Provided a talk with a group of MA students of Trauma and used the displayed artwork as a talking point for growth and resilience through trauma. Followed up with an individual student interview to assist with dissertation studies Held live discussion with BBC Radio Nottingham (Alan Clifford show) Developed links with the Nottingham Peace Project and planned provision of and gained council funding to lead "expression through art" workshops for young people in Basford (2018) Roots Exhibition Book - my story of Trauma, Resilience and Growth with accompanying paintings 1. Charitable financial benefits: Sales of paintings have raised £800 to provide a Remembrance Bench for Joel Cooke and £300 for Young Minds Trust. A total of £1,100 sales was made between the 10th October 2017 and 5th of January 2018. 2. New friendships and New opportunities: I have had a number of people ask me to show them how I paint different styles and I am starting small workshops at home on the 10th Jan 2018 I am contributing to Prof Stephen Regel's Stories and Narratives Project (2018) I am working with Su Ansell (De Montford University) on producing a short film about resilience, change and growth (2018) 3. Personal Growth, Empowerment, Health and Well-Being: The exhibition has encouraged me to get out and about, meet new people, socialise and converse. Exposure to the environment, particularly travelling on buses was my goal for my trauma treatment. I now have no fear of travelling on buses or passing through Nottingham. My confidence and communication skills are much improved. When I began planning g the exhibition with Elvira I had to take my daughter with me as I struggled with conversation skills. That is no longer the case. I am sure Elvira has noted the differences since we first met. My family and friends often comment on the progress I have made in overcoming my fear of public places and people. I intend to continue to raise funds for charity, raise awareness of how we can rebuild our resilience and growth through art expression. I will continue to inspire others by sharing my story and art. 
URL http://www.institutemh.org.uk/x-about-us-x/art-at-the-institute
 
Title Rumba 
Description Flamenco Dance 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Dance performed at MAD15, a carnival organised at the Institute of Mental Health by Making Waves, 
URL http://www.makingwaves.org/news/carnival-mad15/
 
Title Solea por buleria 
Description Flamenco dance performance at MAD 2015, a carnival organised at the Institute of Mental Health to bring awareness about stigma and social isolation for those suffering mental health distress. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Mental health awareness 
 
Title iRights Youth Juries 
Description A short film was produced to illustrate the main recommendations that children and young people suggested about how to make internet safer 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This short film was launch at the Web We Want festival as well as at the iRights launch. This events were attended by relevant people including Professor Sonia Livingstone and Baroness Joanna Shields Minister for Internet Safety and Security. 
URL https://www.dropbox.com/s/5j30l6raopum5zg/iRights%20edit7%20long720.mp4?dl=0
 
Description The risks and challenges of personal data are often underestimated and currently there is a lack of transparency, an imbalance in the trust relationship and insufficient privacy safeguards in personal data handling. CaSMa aims to promote social media literacy by informing the general public as well as academics, clinicians and policy makers about Citizen Centred Approaches to Social Media Analyses, a new ethically sound way to access digital human data.
This was done through the organizing and/or participation in a series of public events, such as the Web We Want festival series; the delivery of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) events for SMEs in Nottingham; organizing and/or participation in events at the Digital Catapult Centre in London; engagement with the civil service via the Social Media Analysis, Review and Innovation network, led by the Food Standards Agency with participation from the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Transport, as well as discussion with member of the Home Office regarding the draft Investigative Powers bill and a meeting with the National Crime Agency regarding popular concerns/attitudes around digital data gathering for criminal investigation purposes; contributing to doctoral training through CDT network seminars; engagement with the academic community via conference, publications and workshops to develop improved guidelines for internet research ethics.
Based on the collaboration with the iRights coalition, insights were gathered regarding the concerns of young people when using the internet, which as currently being analysed and written up for publication and dissemination via the iRights network.
A survey concerning people's attitudes to consent and social media research by academics, government, corporation or third sector organizations is still on-going but has already attracted interest from the National Crime Agency as well as the people at the Flemish Data Supervision Commission.
In the areas of research policy, CaSMa contributed to the updated ethics guidelines for the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), hosted the 2015 agenda scoping ESRC workshop on social Media research and submitted a research paper reviewing the ethics guidelines documentation of the UK higher education institutions.
Exploitation Route Since CaSMa completion, the EPSRC funded UnBias project (investigating youth understandings of algorithmic bias) has been awarded and has adopted the "Youth Jury" methodologies. UnBias is in collaboration with Oxford and Edinburgh.

The CaSMa project is looking at solutions that put people at the centre of human data by introducing a novel citizen-centred approach to social media analysis. Starting with the acknowledgement that the data relates to human beings with a right to privacy and dignity, CaSMa aims to promote ways
for individuals to control their data and their desired level of privacy, including mechanisms that make it realistically possible to implement a withdrawal of consent. Indeed, one of the core CaSMa objectives is to ensure that social media users are aware of how their personal data can be used to understand human behaviour and the ethics of handling human data obtained from social media.
Our findings will benefit social media users as well as academics, clinicians and policy makers dealing with digital human data.
Concretely, the contributions that CaSMa made to the new BAAL ethics guidelines will carry forwards into the UK research on Applied Linguistics and the 'youth juries' results will feed directly into the future work by the iRights coalition and its actions for improved protections for young people online.
More generally, the work of CaSMa is contributing to shaping the narrative around ethical uses of citizen data. Something we also contributed to through our engagement with the popular media, e.g. BBC Radio 5 live; articles in 'the Conversation', SMEs, civil service and citizens in general.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy

URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk
 
Description Written and oral evidence provided to parliamentary select committee on science and technology inquiry into 'Social Media and real data mining'. The work on the CaSMa project produced: 1. 6 academic journal publications regarding ethics of (social media) data usage 2. 19 Academic conference contributions, consisting of conference papers, extended abstracts and posters 3. 37 workshops of which 10 for academic audience, 16 for training (e.g. CDT), 3 for SMEs (CPD), 8 work-/community-events for a 'general public' audience. 4. A collaboration with the national iRights coalition, which included running 18 'Youth Juries' workshop events with youths (aged 13-17) 5. 8 cross-disciplinary sand-pit events, resulting in a UoN seed-fund supported collaboration project with STS and BioSciences on the use of social media for public engagement by research groups. 6. 2 conference awards (best oral presentation, and best-poster runner-up) 7. 6 engagement with written (online) public press media, 1 mention on the BBC news website and 5 articles in 'the Conversation'. 8. 2 radio contributions (BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Nottingham) 9. 6 written responses to parliamentary inquiries, on Online platforms and the EU Digital Single Market" [Publication number OPL0079], "Digital skills" [Publication number: DIG0029], "Investigatory Powers Bill: technology issues" [ Publication number: IPB0066], "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" [Publication number: ROB0057], "Role and priorities of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) interim chair" [Publication number: UKR0014], "Children and the Internet" [Publication number: CHI0032] 10. Written and oral evidence provided to parliamentary select committee on science and technology inquiry into 'Social Media and real data mining' 11. Oral evidence provided to House of Lords communications committee on Children and the Internet 12. 5 invited meetings with branches of the UK civil service, including: Food Standards Agency (twice), Home Office (twice), National Crime Agency 13. Contribution to policy document: British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) "recommendation of good practice in applied linguistics" 14. 2 SAGE Research Methods Videos 15. 102 Blog posts on the CaSMa project blog http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk 16. Contribution to ESRC Social Media Research: A Guide to Ethics. Townsend L & Wallace C (Ed) Available at: www.dotrural.ac.uk/socialmediaresearchethics.pdf
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) recommendation of good practice in applied linguistics 2015/2016 update
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The "recommendation of good practice in applied linguistics" provides the ethics guidelines for the British Association of Applied Linguistics. These guidelines are consulted by applied linguists in the design and preparation of their research.
URL https://baalweb.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/goodpractice_full_2016.pdf
 
Description ESRC Social Media Workshop Summary Report: An Overview of the Key Themes, 14 Oct 2015, University of Nottingham
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Evidence at UK parliament Science and Technology select committee on Social media and real time analytics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://drdrmc.blogspot.co.uk/2014_06_01_archive.html
 
Description Koene A & Hatada Y. response to Commons Science and Technology Committee "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" inquiry, Publication number: ROB0057, 3rd May 2016.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Koene A, Perez E-V & McAuley D. response to House of Lords Communications Committee "Children and the Internet" inquiry, Publication number: CHI0032, 17th October 2016.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/communications-comm...
 
Description Koene A, Stahl B. & Jirotka M. response to Commons Science and Technology Committee "Role and priorities of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) interim chair" inquiry. Publication number: UKR0014, 12th October 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Meeting with Home Office staff to discuss progress/concerns regarding Investigatory Powers Bill following completion of the House of Lords Committee stage
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Professor Derek McAuley gave oral evidence to House of Lords Communications Committee "Children and the Internet" inquiry, on October 11th 2016.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/b3dfe705-0fe1-401b-91a9-1d37b83aeeb2
 
Description Special Advisor to HoL Eu Committee enquiry into Online Platforms
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/eu-internal-market-subcommi...
 
Description Written evidence to Commons Science and Technology Committee "Digital skills" inquiry, Publication number: DIG0029, 12th January 2016, by Koene, A.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Written evidence to Commons Science and Technology Committee "Investigatory Powers Bill: technology issues" inquiry, Publication number: IPB0066, 12th January 2016 by Koene, A.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Written evidence to Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee inquiry on "Online platforms and the EU Digital Single Market", Publication number OPL0079, 11th January 2016, by Koene, A.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/eu-internal-market-...
 
Description Biomedica Research Centre fuding
Amount £24,322 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leicester 
Department NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Hospitals
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description DE TIPS - UnBias
Amount £13,299,221 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N02785X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2019
 
Description Digital Rights
Amount £57,600 (GBP)
Funding ID TLEF 2017 001045 
Organisation The Legal Education Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Governance and Public Policy RPA
Amount £4,195 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description Nottingham Catalyst Partnership
Amount £360 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description RPA Digital Futures About Algorithms and beyond
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description RPA Rights and Justice Access to justice in a digital age: suspects' legal rights
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Science Technology & Society RPA pump priming grant. £5000 (Koene A, PI; Co-Is: Nerlich B., Hartley S., Brown M., Dynes L., McLeod C.)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Smart City Project
Amount £8,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description ISCO-UK "User Trust" 
Organisation Internet Society (ISOC)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In collaboration with ISOC-UK the UnBias team has run two workshop hosted by ISCO-UK. The first workshop was a panel discussion on "Multi-Sided Trust in Multi-Sided platforms" https://unbias.wp.horizon.ac.uk/2018/04/13/isoc-uk-horizon-der-panel-for-multi-sided-trust-on-multi-sided-platforms/ The second workshop was a demonstration of the UnBias "Fairness Toolkit" with a session using the Awareness Cards https://unbias.wp.horizon.ac.uk/2018/11/23/workshop-on-algorithmic-awareness-building-for-user-trust-in-online-platforms/
Collaborator Contribution The ISOC-UK partner published the workshop to its members, and hosted the workshop events.
Impact The collaboration is multi-disciplinary due to the nature of ISCO as a multi-disciplinary membership organization with members from a wide range of industry, civil-society and academic groups who are interested in an open and free internet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Mental Health and Social Media 
Organisation Institute of Mental Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The CaSMa team has run several events that focused on social media and mental health in collaboration with the Institute of Mental Health
Collaborator Contribution The Centre for Social Future based at the Institute of Mental Health is a former collaborator of Voices from the Crowd. Social Futures has many members including Making Waves, a social firm that works in the areas described below. All its members have their own experience of mental distress. Currently they have a pool of 16 members involved in carrying out this work. They work with primary care and secondary care with local universities and the voluntary sector. Making Waves came into being to try and challenge the current understandings about people who have experienced mental distress.
Impact Voices from the Crowd (in collaboration with Social Futures): Online Identity, Nottingham Contemporary 2nd Feb, 2016 Voices from the Crowd: Media Gone Mental, Nottingham Contemporary 12th of Nov, 016 Voices from the Crowd: Internet Paranoia, Nottingham Contemporary, 10th Nov, 2016
Start Year 2015
 
Description POET (Public Outreach Evaluation Tool) 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department Division of Primary Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution We provided a research assistant to run and analyze interviews with academics regarding their use of Twitter for public outreach purposes. We also used our internal collaboration with Horizon researchers on the CREATe project for the development of a twitter data collection tool to use for tracking the impact of twitter activity for reaching non-specialist audiences.
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration partners provided access to study participants and specialized topic knowledge regarding the issues of discussion involved in public outreach for the Bio/life sciences, specifically Synthetic biology which was used as case study.
Impact Poster presentation at Social Media & Society 2016 conference https://smsociety16.sched.com/event/7G7x/poster-reception We have two internal reports on the outcomes of the interviews with academics, which still need to be written up for publication.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Wildfire collaboration 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Computer Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have run a workshop together at the Digital Catapult (12.01.2016) and together with Edinburgh University we have submitted an EPSRC grant (>£1M) for Digital Economy Call in Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security. Project title: 'UnBias: Emancipating Users Against Algorithmic Biases for a Trusted Digital Economy'.
Collaborator Contribution Our partner in Oxford organised the whole event, put together the workshop program an invited all the speakers. Oxford also led an artistic youth competition to address the topic: 'What makes a good digital citizen?'
Impact Digital Wildfires, Digital Catapult, London 12th Jan 2016 CaSMa presentations at Human Centred Computing Digital Wildfired workshop, Oxford, 28th July, 2015
Start Year 2015
 
Description iRights Youth Juries 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Media and Communication
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Nottingham side agreed to recruit young people and run 4 iRigths Youth Juries
Collaborator Contribution The iRights coalition brought expertise and connections to facilitate youth recruitment at all sites and run the iRights Youth Juries in London
Impact Pérez E, Koene A, Carter C J, Statache R, et al. (2016). Juries: Acting Out Digital Dilemmas to Promote Digital Reflections. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 45(3): 84-90. Perez E V, Koene A, Carter C J, Statache R, Adolphs S, O'Malley C, Rodden T, McAuley D, and and Cano M (2015). Acting Out Digital Dilemmas to Promote Digital Reflections. Late Breaking Research presented at Web Science 2015, 28 June - 1 July, Oxford. • ESRC Festival of Science. Attendees: 11. Location: Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, 7th of Nov 2015 • Elevation Network. Attendees: 20. Location: Nottingham University, 22nd July, 2015 • Becket School. Attendees: 17. Location: Nottingham University, 21st July, 2015 • Elevation Network. Attendees: 15. Location: Nottingham University, 20th July, 2015 • Farnborough Academy. Attendees: 15. Location: Farnborough Academy, 17th July, 2015 • Bluecoat Beechdale. Attendees: 15. Location: Nottingham University, 16th July, 2015 • National Citizen Services. Attendees: 12. Location: Nottingham University, 15th July 2015 • Elevation Networks. Attendees: 42. Location: Loughborough College 14th July 2015 • National Citizen Services. Attendees: 5. Location: Nottingham University 7th July 2015 • Rushcliffe Academy. Attendees: 13. Location: Rushcliffe Academy, 6th July 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 17. Location London, 17th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 18. Location London, 17th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 21. Location London, 16th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 19. Location London, 16th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 22. Location Leeds University 14th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 16. Location Leeds University 14th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 18. Location Leeds University 13th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 12. Location: Leeds University 13th April 2015 • Chat'bout. Attendees: 13. Location: Nottingham University 9th April 2015 • Youth Cabinet. Attendees: 18. Location: Nottingham University 9th April 2015 This collaboration is multi-disciplinary including psychologists, media experts and computer scientists.
Start Year 2015
 
Description iRights Youth Juries 
Organisation iRights
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Nottingham side agreed to recruit young people and run 4 iRigths Youth Juries
Collaborator Contribution The iRights coalition brought expertise and connections to facilitate youth recruitment at all sites and run the iRights Youth Juries in London
Impact Pérez E, Koene A, Carter C J, Statache R, et al. (2016). Juries: Acting Out Digital Dilemmas to Promote Digital Reflections. ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society 45(3): 84-90. Perez E V, Koene A, Carter C J, Statache R, Adolphs S, O'Malley C, Rodden T, McAuley D, and and Cano M (2015). Acting Out Digital Dilemmas to Promote Digital Reflections. Late Breaking Research presented at Web Science 2015, 28 June - 1 July, Oxford. • ESRC Festival of Science. Attendees: 11. Location: Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, 7th of Nov 2015 • Elevation Network. Attendees: 20. Location: Nottingham University, 22nd July, 2015 • Becket School. Attendees: 17. Location: Nottingham University, 21st July, 2015 • Elevation Network. Attendees: 15. Location: Nottingham University, 20th July, 2015 • Farnborough Academy. Attendees: 15. Location: Farnborough Academy, 17th July, 2015 • Bluecoat Beechdale. Attendees: 15. Location: Nottingham University, 16th July, 2015 • National Citizen Services. Attendees: 12. Location: Nottingham University, 15th July 2015 • Elevation Networks. Attendees: 42. Location: Loughborough College 14th July 2015 • National Citizen Services. Attendees: 5. Location: Nottingham University 7th July 2015 • Rushcliffe Academy. Attendees: 13. Location: Rushcliffe Academy, 6th July 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 17. Location London, 17th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 18. Location London, 17th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 21. Location London, 16th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 19. Location London, 16th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 22. Location Leeds University 14th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 16. Location Leeds University 14th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 18. Location Leeds University 13th April 2015 • SHM Foundation. Attendees: 12. Location: Leeds University 13th April 2015 • Chat'bout. Attendees: 13. Location: Nottingham University 9th April 2015 • Youth Cabinet. Attendees: 18. Location: Nottingham University 9th April 2015 This collaboration is multi-disciplinary including psychologists, media experts and computer scientists.
Start Year 2015
 
Description 30th April 2014 Corpus Linguistic and Health Communication ICAME workshop, Nottingham. Oral presentation titled: Linguistic analysis of the preschool five minute speech sample: What the parents of preschool children with early signs of ADHD say and how they say it? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "Don't drink and tweet": ethical issues in social science research on social media - Campaign for Social Science blog post about the Academy of Social Sciences conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Campaign for Social Science blog post about the Academy of Social Sciences conference on Ethics and Social Media Research dedicating a large part of the article to quotes/mentions related to the CaSMa related presentations by Ansgar Koene and Elvira Perez Vallejos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/news/dont-drink-tweet-ethical-issue-social-science-research-...
 
Description "Engaging with citizens online: civic apps must offer dynamic interactions in order to be truly effective" guest post on LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog post co-authored between Giest S and Koene A based on the conference presentation paper we presented at the Data for Policy 2016 conference (Sarah Giest, Ansgar Koene, Elvira Perez Vallejos, Olli Pitkänen and Mattia Fosci, "Online spaces for urban citizen-sourcing: A comparison of US civic engagement apps", Data for Policy 2016 'Fronties of Data Science for Government: Ideas, Practices and Projections', Cambridge, 15-16 September, 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/01/25/engaging-with-citizens-online-civic-apps-mu...
 
Description "Most of us don't read the social media small print - and it's a data goldmine for third parties", the Conversation, 15 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article for the Conversation on the topic of online data usage and consent written by Ansgar Koene
Based on the reader metric at The Conversation, this article received 3212 reader (by 10 Feb 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/most-of-us-dont-read-the-social-media-small-print-and-its-a-data-goldmin...
 
Description "Peeple sites 'disappead' from web after backlash over app", BBC News website, by Technology reporter Chris Baraniuk, 5 October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following the article by Ansgar Koene in the Conversation regarding the Peeple app, Ansgar was contacted by BBC News website Technology reporter Chris Baraniuk for a phone-interview. Based on this interview an article was posted on the BBC News website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34446882
 
Description "What use would a digital bill of rights be?", article for The Conversation, 21 April 2015 (Koene, A. and Carter, C.J.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article for The Conversation by Ansgar Koene and Chris James Carter about the Digital Rights Bill, in April 2015.
Based on the reader metrics at The Conversation, this article was read by 788 people (by 10 February 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/what-use-would-a-digital-bill-of-rights-be-40392
 
Description "With the Peeple app you will be judged by the crowd - whether you like it or not", the Conversation, 2 October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article contribution to The Conversation by Ansgar Koene commenting on the ethical and potentially legal problems associated with the Peeple app that was being developed by a group of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and had attracted various media attention.
Based on the reader metrics at The Conversation, this article was read by 2897 people (by 10 February 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/with-the-peeple-app-you-will-be-judged-by-the-crowd-whether-you-like-it-...
 
Description 11-13th March 2014, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur (Malasia) 9th International Medical Education Conference: Optimising Interprofessional Education for Healthcare. Oral presentation titled: Early identification and remediation of communication skills in the undergraduate medical curriculum using video interactive guidance - a pilot study 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 11th.11.2015 Data Driven Discovery RPA sandpit with Capital One, Nottingham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This sandpit event was organized the Data Driven Discoveries research priority area in collaboration with CapitalOne and focused on the potential uses of Twitter data analysis for business analytics. Ansgar Koene attended this event together with Horizon CDT students who were exploring if they wanted to do a research project related to the POET project, using Twitter data analysis. We were also interested to interact with CapitalOne regarding the ethics of Twitter data analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 12th.05.2014 Institute of Mental Health Annual Research Day, Nottingham. Oral presentation titled: Pilot Evaluation of Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) as a remedial intervention for students who fail communication skills assessments. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 12th.05.2014 Institute of Mental Health Annual Research Day, Nottingham. Poster presentation titled: Yoga as mutual recovery: Clinical and Social Implications for Looked-After Children (LAC) and their careers. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 14th-15th.03.2015 Nesta Future Fest. London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Future Fest is a conference event for the gneral public that is organized by Nesta and features various elements, including presentations and discussion/debate sessions. Ansgar Koene attended this event as part of networking activity with Nesta and policy makers. Speakers at the event included Geoff Mulgan (Nesta), Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Ian Brown (Oxford Internet Institute), Michel Bauwens (P2P foundation), Natalie Bennett (Greens) .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.futurefest.org/2015
 
Description 14th.12.2015 Language, Texts and Society RPA sandpit, Nottingham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CaSMa, primarily through Prof. Svenja Adolphs, is one of the participating groups in the Language, Texts and Society. Ansgar Koene attended the launch event of the RPA to explore potential for future collaboration and/or grant applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 15th.11.2014 ORGCon2014 (Open Rights Group conference). London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact ORGcon is the annual conference organized by the civil digital rights organization Open Rights Group. Speakers at this conference included well know digital rights activists (e.g. Cory Doctoro) as well as MPs/MEPs (Natalie Bennett (Greens), Julian Huppert (Lib Dems), Claude Moraes (Labour).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/assets/files/pdfs/presentations/ORGConProgramme.pdf
 
Description 15th.12.2015 Creative & Cultural Industries RPA sandpit/networking, Nottingham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ansgar Koene attended this event as part of an exploration of potential future collaborations and/or grant applications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 16th.02.2015 Inter-disciplinary sandpit and pump priming funding event, University of Nottingham Science Technology & Society RPA, Nottingham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact University of Nottingham Science Technology & Society Reseaerch Priority group sandpit event for inter-disciplinary networking and project brainstorming. The main outcome of this event was the £5k seed-priming grant awarded to Ansgar Koene et al for the Public Outreach Evaluation Tool project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/public-outreach-engagement-tool-poet/
 
Description 1st-3rd.05.2014 Connected Communities Festival in Cardiff. Poster presentation titled: Yoga as mutual recovery: Clinical and Social Implications for Looked-After Children (LAC) and their careers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 20th.01.2016 Digital Health RPA sandpit/networking, Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Sandpit to organize the activities of the Digital Health research priority area at The University of Nottingham.
CaSMa proposed an Ethics Clinic workshop for attendees to discuss issues and challenges around the ethics of online data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 23-24th.01.2016 CODAH sandpit/networking, Swansea University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Joint developing bid workshop organised by Swansea University and the CODAH group (Center for Digital Health and Humanities).
Two potential collaborators expressed an interests in developing together a grant application on online grooming (Dept. of Linguistics) and digital rights (School of Law)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://codah.swansea.ac.uk/
 
Description 23rd.04.2015 Institute of Mental Health Annual Research Day, Nottingham. Poster presentation on Social Media and Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation and networking at the Institute of Mental Health research day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 28th-29th.04.2015 Cyber Security & Privacy forum (CSPforum). Brussels. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact During the EU organized Cyber-Security and Privacy forum Ansgar Koene interacted and networked with various research teams, SMEs etc. who are active in the area of online Cybersecurity and privacy. One of the outcomes were tentative connections with EU commission members of DG connect.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.cspforum.eu/2015
 
Description 28th.07.2014 Social Media Digital Economy Hubs. East Midlands Conference Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Opportunity to network with other social media hubs funded by the ESRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 29th.10.2015 Helping human rights organizations develop impact from their data, An ESRC & UK Data Services workshop. Colchester. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This ESRC & UK Data Services workshop explored ethical considerations for data usage by Human rights related civil society organizations. Ansgar Koene participated in this workshop to contribute expertise from CaSMa and establish connections with Human Rights organizations as well as the UK Data Services. As part of the outcomes of this workshop the UK Data Services requested, and received, the Ethics guidelines of data usage that Prof. Tom Rodden produces for the University of Nottingham Computer Science ethics review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2nd.02.2016 The Rise of Digital Platforms - Opportunities and Threats for UK and European businesses, Executive Briefing Event. London. Invited attendance. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ansgar Koene was invited to attend this event based on our submission of written evidence to the House of Lords inquiry on online platforms. During this event speakers from MIT, the University of Surrey and the EU Commision (DG Connect) and was hosted by BearingPoint (a business consultancy firm).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bearingpoint.com/en-gb/adaptive-thinking/events/riseofdigitalplatforms/
 
Description 2nd.12.2015 Data Driven Discovery RPA sandpit with DeltaRail, Nottingham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A sandpit event organized by the Data Driven Discoveries RPA, in collaboration with the company DeltaRail. Ansgar Koene attended this event to explore potential for future business engagement related to ethical uses of social media data in a business context. DeltaRail expressed interest in the use of Twitter data as information source for monitoring rail network operation and the importance of clear/transparent ethics & privacy precedures to maintain customer trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 30th.03-1st.04.2015 Integrating Health Case and Social Care Pit Stop - The Digital Challenge. Digital Catapult. London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A two day workshop at the Digital Catapult in London to discuss and explore ethical implications of digital technology and data analysis in medial and social care. Ansgar Koene participated in the event making connections with various people, including people from MyDex.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk/event/integrating-health-care-and-social-care-pit-stop-the-d...
 
Description 3rd.12.2014 Digital Economy All Hands Conference. London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact During this conference the CaSMa team had the opportunity to meet and network with other researchers from other digital hubs working on similar projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.de2014.org/programme/day-01
 
Description 6th.07.2015 Wellcome Trust visit to University of Nottingham, Nottingham. Poster presentation on Public Outreach Evaluation Tool (POET): defining the reach of social media activities. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit by Wellcome trust to the University of Nottingham to provide further details about the grant application procedure at the Wellcome Trust. As part of this event there were poster demonstration of ongoing research at the University of Nottingham. Since Wellcome trust is one of the possible avenues for future funding to continue the Science Technology and Society Research Priority group seed-funded project, Ansgar Koene presented a poster outlining the POET project (Public Outreach Evaluation Tool).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/public-outreach-engagement-tool-poet/
 
Description 6th.11.2014 Responsible Research and Innovation: Challenges and opportunities for governance. Nottingham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop focused on RRI and assessed the interest among researches on embracing RRI in their day-to-day research pracitices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/2014/06/05/responsible-research-and-innovation-cha...
 
Description 7th.01.2016 Health Humanities sandpit/networking, Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attendees expressed their research interests and we grouped to create themes. I liaised with one of the attendees due to his expertise on ethics from a philosophical perspective, he was invited to meet the rest of the CaSMa team and agreed to future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Aberdeen 29th-1st March, Social Media Data: Towards More Ethical Research Methodologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop will bring together key scholars with a shared concern for the ethics of drawing on social media data. In this workshop we will aim to share knowledge and best practice in order to inform our own and others' practices when working with social media data, with a focus on key areas including privacy, informed consent and risk. The proposed outcome of the workshop includes a new ethical framework with guidelines for best practice in social media research.

During the two-days workshop participants co-constructed a set of ethics guidelines for both researchers and ethics panel members in order to guide research protocols. It was very productive and by the end of the second day we had a set of guidelines and a series of case studies that illustrated the main ethical challenges to be taken into account.

The workshop was part of a project being carried out at the University of Aberdeen called "Social Media Privacy and Risk: Towards More Ethical Research Methodologies", which is part a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council "Social Media - Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement (Social Media Enhancement)" (ES/M001628/1).

Directors: Claire Wallace and Leanne Townsend
Facilitator: Jennifer Holden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alan Turing Institute workshop on Algorithm Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop organized by the Alan Turing Institute to explore the societal and ethical implications of the increasing use of sophisticate algorithms in and on society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://turing.ac.uk/algorithm-society/
 
Description Algorithmic accountability and transparency in the Digital Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The main idea behind this public roundtable is to discuss which options the European Union has to improve the accountability and/or the transparency of the algorithms that underpin many business models and platforms in the digital single market. With the emergence of artificial intelligence, machine learning applications and robotics this question will only become more important in the future.

Please join us for a discussion with:
MEP Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE)
Eric Horvitz (Microsoft)
Yann Bonnet (French Digital Council)
Ben Wagner (Council of Europe)
Prabhat Agarwal (European Commission)
Danah Boyd (Data and Society)
Julia Powles (University of Cambridge)
Joris van Hoboken (IVIR)

Following this workshop, Prabhat Agarwal (European Commission) joined the EPSRC funded UnBias project (EP/N02785X/1) stakeholder group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.marietjeschaake.eu/en/event-07-11-algorithmic-accountability-and-transparency
 
Description BBC Nottingham Drive Time Radio interview on NSPCC proposal for algorithmic detection of online grooming 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact While visiting the BBC Nottingham studio for the TV interview regarding the proposal by the NSPCC that the government should mandate that Social Media companies use algorithms to detect if a child is being approached online as part of sexual grooming, Ansgar was asked to also provide expert commentary to contribute to the BBC Nottingham Drive Time Radio broadcast at 3:30pm on January 29th.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC1 News (East Midlands) - TV interview regarding NSPCC proposal for algorithmic detection of online grooming 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following the proposal by the NSPCC that the government should mandate that Social Media companies use algorithms to detect if a child is being approached online as part of sexual grooming, the BBC East Midlands contacted Ansgar to ask for expert commentary regarding the technical feasibility of this proposal. The interview was broadcast as part of the 6:30pm and 10:30pm BBC1 regional news for East Midlands on January 29th.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09pr6zm/east-midlands-today-evening-news-29012018
 
Description Be Professional, Be Aware, Professional Skills in Behavioural Science, 26 Nov 2014, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture from the University of Nottingham School of Psychology titled 'Be Professional, Be Aware' for their Professional Skills in Behavioural Science postgraduate module for PhD candidates (26 Nov 2014).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CNBC Arabia TV News commentary on NHS and global Wannacry randsomeware incident 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the nationwide disruption of NHS services, and subsequent problems in other countries, due to a 'WannaCry' ransomware attack CNBC Arabia contacted Ansgar Koene to provide 'expert commentary' on the possible origins, impacts and technical safeguards that should be put in place. The interview was broadcast on 12 May 2017 as a segment of the regular news show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cnbcarabia.com/
 
Description CPD workshop 1_ 23rd Feb 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Following a successful pitch to subscribers to CPD services, we offered a 2 hour seminar on ethics in busines and social media. Stucutre of the seminar: presentation by CaSMa of relevant theories and practices, questions from the audience, round table discussion on the issues raised by the audience. Participants filled out review forms, informing CaSMa of desired topics for a future session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CPD workshop 2 _ 25th Sep 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Following demand from the first short workshop, a new day-long workshop was offered. The purpose was the indepth examination of areas of application of business & social media ethics which were previously signalled by participants. Review forms show that the majority of participants appreciated that they were provided with new information which has a significant impact on their thinking an behaviour as business managers / owners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CPD workshop pitch 20th Jan 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CaSMa was invited to the CPD's Ingenuity business breakfast to advertise our planned series of workshops on ethics in business and social media. Intersted members of the audience expressed intention to atended and / or talked with the team about issues they were interested in hearing about.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CSP Forum: Cybersecurity and Privacy innovation forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Networking sparked interest in the work CaSMa is doing. common ground was discovered between the CaSMa project and related EU funded projects, e.g. FP7-ICT PRIPARE project (proj. ref. 61061)
Connected with Frédéric SUCHE, Policy officer for Maritime affairs, Research & innovation, Espace Interrégional Européen (EIE) Brittany / Pays de la Loire / Poitou-Charentes, concerning possible future grant application or project work that might engage Responsible Research and innovation and citizens' rights in Digital economy which would be of interest to research institutes in Brittany, such as for instance INRIA and Telecom Bretagne.

Impact of this activity is mainly at the level of networking and contact identification with potential for future collaboration engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.cspforum.eu/2015/programme
 
Description CaSMa blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The CaSMa blog disseminates and publicize work and events designed to address the ethical challenges around social media.
To date, the blog has attracted more than 5,000 views and over 400 subscribers. During the last year, the CaSMa blog has posted more than 70 blogs, received many comments from followers (n>39) and several requests for guest posts (e.g. World Wide Web Foundation (webfoundation.org).
The blog is a valuable tool to publicize events, showcase current research projects and inform the public about current topics on social media research as well as provide a platform for the public to engage and communicate with the CaSMa team. For example, after the last public engagement event organised at Nottingham Contemporary, one of the attendees posted:

'Hello, I attended the most recent event. The event was organised masterfully and conducted with the utmost dignity and professionalism yet remained safe, supportive, engaging and thought provoking, it was "real".

At the end of the debate I posed the question, "is the emerging phenomenon of digital interaction a window into Jung's collective unconscious." This could be refined into a debate/exploration of virtual social groups and crowd consensus or dissension on the internet and perhaps their effects on the physical world.

please email me if you for further thoughts.'

Evidence that the CaSMa blog is reaching policy makers is evident from two occasions:
On December 7th 2015, following a blog post regarding the House of Lords inquiry into online platforms we were contacted:
Dear Dr Koene,
I just noticed your short blog on the Lords inquiry into online platforms, particularly commenting on the question relating to algorithms.
Would you care to respond to our inquiry, on that one question? You clearly have a lot of expertise in this area. A page or two would be sufficient and would certainly enrich the debate.
The only issue is that we will stop accepting submissions on the 10th of this month.
Nevertheless, given that you have already more or less written it
Best,
Kilian
Kilian Bourke
Policy Analyst
EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
Committee Office, House of Lords

On January 5th 2016, following blog posts on the draft Investigative Powers Bill we were contacted:
Dear Ansgar,
I work with the team leading on the Investigatory Powers Bill in the Home Office.
I hope you don't mind my approach, but we saw that you'd produced an analysis of the IP Bill on the CaSMa project blog site, and wondered if you might be interested in an informal discussion with officials working on the Bill. This could either be in London, or via phone if that were more convenient.
If you are interested in setting something up please do get in touch.
Best regards
Rebecca

Rebecca Underhill
National Security Directorate
Home Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/
 
Description CaSMa iRights Jury at the Galleries of Justice 7 Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Audience was shown 6 video clips from the project, after each view the group debated the presented case. A final discussion offered an overview of all the group's conclusion on the topic of social media ethics for the youth.

Parents reported gaining a better understanding of the experiences children and adolescents go through on social media. They also reported increased knowledge on how to guide and protect their children online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CaSMa invited talks at Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, 24th Nov 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CaSMa team gave an invited talk to member of the Oxford Internet Institute. The presentation provided an overview of the various CaSMa project, as well as a more in-depth report our study of Ethics review for social media studies by university ethics boards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CaSMa presentations at Human Centred Computing Digital Wildfired workshop, Oxford, 28th July, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Networking activity to explore potential collaborative work.
This event was very successful and we were invited to work in partnership with the Wildfire team and organize a workshop at the Digital Catapult on how rumors and inappropriate content spread online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CaSMa public workshop at Notts Contemporary (10 Nov 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The session was highly interactive, with public consulting provided materials and debating amongst each other during the first part. durign the second part, participants were seated for an open debate, disussing what they learned, what they found inspiring / worrisome / disturbing.

The evening ended with an open vote, asking participants to declare how the debate influenced their previously held opinions: is the internet a tool for good, or do its dangers outstrip its benefits? Some participants asked if they could later contact the organisers for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CaSMa public workshop at Notts Contemporary (12 Nov 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Four video clips from CaSMa's iRights research were presented. Each of the illustrated cases were aply debated by the participants.

Some participants requested contact information from organisers for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CaSMa team is invited to MindTech at the Institute of Mental to meet Professor Shaun Lawson (University of Lincoln, Social Computing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This engagement activity resulted on building a relationship with Professor Lawson which research focuses on usage of social media and other socially-enabling technologies from a human-computer interaction (HCI) perspective. He just got funding from the EPSRC to set up a network around social computing and mental health.

During this initial meeting we exchange information and studies possibilities for future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://staff.lincoln.ac.uk/slawson#
 
Description Children's and Young People's Rights in the Digital Age: An IAMCR 2016 pre-conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Are children's rights being newly infringed or enhanced in the digital age? Such questions concern researchers, child rights' advocates, and internet governance experts. Yet children's needs and experiences in the digital age are often neglected in high-level debates about global internet provision and governance and children's rights are treated as a minority interest and seen as demanding exceptional treatment from adult society. Further, current debates frequently emphasise the risks children potentially face online and underline their right to protection, but much less attention is gven to children's provision and participation rights online.

The conference will foster an international debate on key issues related to children's and young people's rights in the digital age, including: child and youth participation rights; online opportunities and risks; inequalities and digital exclusion; policy and multi-stakeholder governance; the role of peers and peer culture; participatory research; e-learning, health promotion and creativity in the digital environment; cross-generational dynamics of online engagement.
The conference includes a plenary presentation from Global Kids Online. It will begin at midday on 26 July and close at midday on 27 July to enable delegates to make the journey to Leicester for the opening of IAMCR 2016 (approximately one-hour train journey).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/events/CYPR-IAMCR-2016.aspx
 
Description Computers in the World undergraduate module (G53CWO), University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Group workshop facilitator on large undergraduate course (~ 150 students) running between Sep - Dec 2014, based in Computer Science, University of Nottingham. Involved supporting group activities relating to the consideration of professional ethics in Computer Science. This led to questions and discussion around this important topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Connected Life 2016: Collective Action & The Internet 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Connected Life 2016 is a two-day student-run conference dedicated to sparking exchange between disciplines and showcasing emerging Internet research. Bringing together participants from across the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences, Connected Life seeks to foster collaborations within and beyond Oxford in pursuit of an enhanced understanding of the Internet and its multifaceted effects.
The Conference explores how the Internet affects collective action; both in big social movements, such as the Arab Spring and the Hong Kong Protests, and in more everyday forms of collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://connectedlife.oii.ox.ac.uk/2016conference/programme/
 
Description Consent tech: creating sustainable Real Consent 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This event was organised by the Personal Data & Trust Network's 'consent' working group at the Digital Catapult Center. The group's focus is on innovating and engineering consent at scale for personal data sharing. We'll be discussing with workshop participants who are interested, to investigate how the consent-based personal data-sharing ecosystem could grow and what could be the joint action to develop such an ecosystem. This will be with the requisite that they are members of the Personal Data & Trust Network.

This workshop is aimed at people working in SMEs, social enterprises, service and solutions providers, consumer-focused organisations, public bodies, research bodies and funding organisations who share the value of and want to help develop these interventions and interested in pledging to adopt consent receipts and the open consent framework.

Participation in this workshop facilitated networking with the Digital Catapult Center, who have since joined the EPSRC funded UnBias project (EP/N02785X/1) stakeholder group, and provided the venue for the first UnBias stakeholders workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://pdtn.org/event/creating-sustainable-real-consent-workshop/
 
Description Constructing and Managing Digital Footprints, Enabling Technologies (G54ENA), 13 Oct 2014, Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture on the topic of 'Constructing and Managing Digital Footprints', for the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training students taking the Enabling Technologies (G54ENA) module (13 Oct 2014).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Convention 108: from a European reality to a global treaty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Convention 108 refers to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data which was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1981. The International Conference held in Strasbourg on 17 June 2016 gathered over a hundred participants, from more than 60 countries, to notably welcome the accession of Mauritius to Convention 108. Mauritius will become the 49th country to join the Convention. Other will follow soon and the unique forum of exchange and cooperation offered by the Committee of the Convention will continue to expand, and gather more and more countries from all regions of the world.
Presentations and speeches:
Joseph A. Cannataci, Convention 108 and Security: perspectives from the UN SR mandate on privacy
Giovanni Buttarelli, Convention 108 and the EU data protection framework
Marc Rotenberg, Need for International Privacy Framework
Cécile de Terwangne, La Convention 108 et le cadre législatif de protection des données de l'UE
Graham Greenleaf, Accession to Convention 108: benefits and commitments
Jörg Polakiewicz, Joining Convention 108: when and how?
Cécile Barayre, Data Protection Regulations and International Data Flows: Implications for Trade and Development
Jean Chartier, La Convention 108, l'AFAPDP et les perspectives d'avenir
Chawki Gaddes, Bénéfices et engagements de la Tunisie
Faustino Varela Monteiro, The Importance of adding Cape Verde to the Convention on Cybercrime and the Convention on Data Protection
Drudeisha Madhub, Accession to Convention 108

Participation in this event was by invitation of Prof. Joe Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur for Privacy. Connections that were made during this meeting helped to get the Council of Europe as participant in the stakeholder group for the EPSRC funded UnBias project (EP/N02785X/1)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.coe.int/en/web/human-rights-rule-of-law/international-conference-convention-108
 
Description Descriptive ethics on social media from the perspective of ideology as defined within systemic functional linguistics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop for academics on

TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Digging into Data Showcase, Glasgow 27th Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The showcase was held as part of the final conference for the thrid round of financing for projects under the 'Digging into Data' initiative. All participant organisations presented results and products from their projects and the event was designed as a matchmaking opportunity with possible partners and funders in view of the soon-to-launch fourth call for project proposals under the same initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Digital Economy Network (DEN) Social Media Advocacy, DEN Meeting, 6 Feb 2015, Digital Catapult, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk by the Digital Economy Network (DEN) at the Digital Catapult, London, to introduce new role as Social Media Advocate for DEN (6 Feb 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Digital Enlightenment Forum debate on Digital Ethics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Debate focused on: which principles are critical for a framework of digital ethics?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://digitalenlightenment.org/event/def-debate-digital-ethics
 
Description Digital Footprints & Consumer Privacy, Social Media, 12 March 2015, Management School, Royal Holloway University of London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture by the Management School, Royal Holloway University of London for their Digital Marketing undergraduate module (MN2325) titled 'Digital Footprints & Consumer Privacy' (12 March 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Digital Wildfires 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop run in collaboration with Oxford University to further understand how rumors spread online.
Baroness Beeban Kidron from iRights was the keynote speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/projects/Digiw/
 
Description Digital economy hubs event: social media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This activity brought together the three Hub to share our research portfolio and discussion future steps and synergies.
The event started with a series of talks from each Hub followed by a brainstorming session on key issues.
The talks included:
Tom Rodden, Nottingham introducing 'CaSMa: Citizen-centric approaches to Social Media Analysis'
Pete Edwards, University of Aberdeen, on 'Social Media - Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement'
Ranald Richardson, Newcastle, on 'Social Media Analytics for Social Geography'

Claire O'Malley, Nottingham, facilitated the brainstorming sessions on key issues:
1. Social science issues in common/different/missing across the hubs
2. Key challenges identified by each hub
3. Technical infrastructure issues
4. Stakeholder engagement
Plenary report from lead for each session

This event concluded with a final discussion of next steps by Derek McAuley (Nottingham)

This was a great opportunity for Hub members to meet each other, build relationship and connect our work.


Topics discussed:
1. Key challenges identified by each hub
2. Social science issues in common/different/missing across the hubs
3. Technical infrastructure issues
4. Stakeholder engagement

Points raised in discussion:
Key Challenges:
Ethics: recognising that there is a problem.
- Responsible products
- Unintended consequences
- Companies and legal liabilities
- There is a need for a simple set of principles of personal data use for businesses, involving compliance-checking and possibly a kitemark to engender consumer trust.
Methodological issues:
- Different cultures
- Narratives
- Biases
- Epistemology
- Spotting big data issues
- Managing continual 'newness'
- Is human data different to human tissue?
- Issues of mistrust
Data Access and Ownership:
- Data is becoming increasingly valuable
- SM data is not always 'owned'
- What does ownership and licensing mean in this context?
Data Management and Training:
- Training/understanding of use of data?
- Personal nature of SM data
- Are services like UKDS on top of SM data issues? What is their role?
- Should there be a national point for training on these issues?
- Conveying ethical issues in SM data use to students and embedding in courses
- Translating to industry
Representativeness of the data being studied:
- Issues of sampling and selecting the behaviour to be observed discussed.
- Importance of statisticians in giving greater understanding of these issues.
- How does researching social media phenomena change what is being studied?
- Participants as subjects or co-authors?
- Issues of privacy, trust and understanding.

Social Sciences and Technical Issues:
- Sampling issues are key for approaches such as corpus linguistics (which assumes as systematic selection of texts).
- Issues around individuals using social media to 'perform identities' - personal brand management, particularly in platforms like twitter.
- Different demographics' use of different social media platforms.
- The importance of context in understanding, e.g., the impact of mobile vs static use of social media; the goals and set up of the social media platform and their impacts on posts, e.g., facebook vs. linkedin.
- Longevity of data: expectations that data is transient (e.g., snapchat) and right to be forgotten.
- Can we ever get truly informed consent and is withdrawal of consent possible?
- How does online identity affect offline behaviour?
- Qualitative and quantitative issues - geotags/timestamps.
- Relationships between social science theory and data: pluralism, multiple narratives, appropriate claims.
- Need to understand tools to develop progressive values.
- Effort is needed in collecting data - good sampling methods so not 'cherry-picking' data.
- Public views: shaping, cyberbullying, what is twitter etiquette?
- Start reframing technical infrastructure as 'sociotechnical infrastructure'.
- Issues of protection versus technical development.
- Issues of the intelligent customer.
- Vision of toolkit - SPSS++, R?

Stakeholder engagement:
Existing links and future possible partners were explored:
- Social rights groups, e.g., Liberty (existing links via Horizon)
- Census
- Local Authorities who are trying to use social media to broaden engagement - issues of exclusion and empowering the already-empowered.
- Broader public engagement
- Policy Makers (e.g., ICO)
- Question: what should our relationship be with SM platforms such as facebook/twitter/google?

Question: Is there a strategic RC mission around social media data that we can work to?

Wrap up and discussion of next steps (Derek McAuley, Nottingham)

• Possible joint future workshops:
- Engaging with stakeholders such as privacy international and/or local authorities
- Research data management plans for social media: recommendations for researchers/training for peer reviewers. Produce a guide?
- Given that ethical issues were common to all hubs, this seems like a likely topic for us to come together again on.
• We will plan to schedule meetings 6-9 months in advance
• We will share information on events across the three hubs
• Branding: we will seek further guidance from ESRC on whether/how we might brand our activities as part of the social media research community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Digital4EU Stakeholders Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Digital4EU Stakeholder Forum took place in Brussels on Thursday 25 February 2016. This one-day event, organised by the European Commission, was centred around the progress made in creating a Digital Single Market in Europe.
The event was of particular interest to CaSMa for three reasons: 1. the panel discussion on on-line platforms, which we did some work on in relation to a call for evidence from the House of Lords; 2. understanding the social and ethical implications of the move towards a Digital Single Market; 3. discussions about the implications of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The event also provided an excellent opportunity for networking at an EU level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/digital4eu
 
Description EDPS civil society summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor) met with civil society organisations to discuss the state of data protection and privacy in the EU. On the agenda this year was the implementation of the GDPR and the directive on data protection rules for the police and criminal justice, the review of the ePrivacy Directive, and developments in case law in the last 12 months, notably Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner and the proposed Privacy Shield agreement.
The meeting took place at the EDPS premises in Brussels from 9.30am-12.30pm. If you have any questions, please write to us at edps@edps.europa.eu with '2016 EDPS- Civil Society Summit' in the subject line, and we will send you further details about the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://secure.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/edps/EDPS/Pressnews/Videos/2016_EDPS_Civil_Society_Summit
 
Description ESRC UoN CDT on Social Media and Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ESRC and UK Data Services workshop on "supporting human rights organizations to deliver insight from data" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Workshop for a mix of human rights organizations and organizations or university researchers with relevant expertise in data management and/or analysis.

Through a series of presentations, case studies and discussions we gained a better understanding of the specific challenges faced by human rights organizations, ranging from financial constraints of the not-for-profit sector, to concerns about privacy and anonymization to protect vulnerable people, and the ethical need to guard against possible negative consequences that predictions from data modelling might have for certain population groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/2015/11/01/uk-data-service-human-rights-organizations-data-insight/
 
Description Ethical considerations for online mental health communication research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact During this workshop the CaSMa team presented the main barriers and challenges regarding accessing data from platforms designed to support people with mental health issues. The audience become more aware of this challenges and the need to understand the consequences of conducting research with online data from vulnerable users.

TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ethics and Social Media Data Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ethics considerations for Corpus Linguistics studies using internet resources 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop was designed to bring awareness among academics about the ethical challenges of online research. Many attendees reported a deeper understanding and and the need for clear ethical guidelines. The CaSMa team was invited to revise the ethical guidelines for the British Association for Applied Linguistics


TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ethics for Business and Data Ethics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop participants included local SMEs. The feedback provided by participants showed that they 'found the information quite valuable', 'interesting' and 'a lot of information put into a short space of time. Well structured.'
Attendees requested more information about:
- "Data protection."
- "How to keep client data/newsletter data safe outside of Mailchimp."
- "I'd like to know more about future developments - new research that can help us all do better at using data ethically."
- "Best practice - tools and examples of use and systems."




Workshop participants found this activity useful, specially:
"Helped put things into perspective. Very good and quite detailed presentation/hand outs."
"The presentation and the opportunity to interact with others."
"Discussion of the ethical use of data."
"Addressing issues of email database safety - interesting to hear about Mailchimp."
"The points about data ownership and the differences between ethics and morals."
"The real lack of legality to date - I didn't realise it was mainly a question of ethics and morals."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description European Dialog on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) is an open multi-stakeholder platform to exchange views about the Internet and how it is governed. Created in 2008 by several organisations, government representatives and experts, it fosters dialogue and collaboration with the Internet community on public policy for the Internet. Culminating in an annual conference that takes place in a different capital city, EuroDIG 'messages' are prepared and presented to the UN-led Internet Governance Forum.

EuroDIG is supported by a group of institutional partners, namely the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Regional At-Large Organization (EURALO), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Society (ISOC), the Federal Office of Communications of Switzerland (OFCOM) and the Ré- seaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC).

The main aim of EuroDIG is to promote the engagement of Europeans in multistakeholder dialogue in order to share their expertise and best practice and, where possible, identify common ground. This enables EuroDIG to pull together national perspectives and to apply and shape European values and views regarding the Internet.

Participation at EuroDIG allowed us to establish contact who have since joined out stakeholder engagement group for the EPSRC funded UnBias project (EP/N02785X/1)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eurodig.org/?id=619
 
Description Executive briefing: The Rise of 'Digital Platforms' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This event:
- Presented new research from the first comprehensive study of the global platform economy
- Shared best practices from European platforms (incumbents and digital natives)
- Interrogated the latest plans of the EU Commission to create a 'Digital Single Market'.
It specifically address these questions:
Why are digital platform businesses growing so fast?
How do they create and capture value in new ways?
What is the likely impact on traditional sectors, by when?
European businesses are being successful/unsuccessful in creating platforms?
What government policies are needed for Europe to compete effectively with the US and China?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bearingpoint.com/en-us/news-room/events/riseofdigitalplatforms/?sid=6575
 
Description Experiential workshop by the National Trust at The Workhouse 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Experiential workshop by the National Trust at The Workhouse to launch the book 'Voices from the Workhouse'. Southwell, 18th March, 2017. I have been invited again to provide a similar experiential workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exploring Person-centred Approaches to Social Media Management Research, Professional Development Workshop (PDW) at the British Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015, Portsmouth, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professional Development Workshop (PDW) for business practitioners and academics at the British Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015, Portsmouth, titled 'Exploring Person-centred Approaches to Social Media Management Research'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Exploring collaboration opportunity with Warwick Uni (16 Nov 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Meeting was designed to investigate the possbility of collaborating with WMG researchers on their ongoing research and preparing applications for obtaining further funding.

WMG researchers provided data samples for R. Statache to consult and report on what can be contributed to the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Exploring the Value of Digital Footprints, 12 Nov 2015, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture on the topic of 'Exploring the Value of Digital Footprints', for Nottingham Business School undergraduate students at Nottingham Trent University taking the Digital Marketing module (12 Nov 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Inerviewed fro article in WIRED 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following revelations of abusive content on YouTube children channels Nicole Kobie interviewed Ansgar Koene for an article in WIRED. The article was published on 24 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.wired.co.uk/article/youtube-kids-moderation-google
 
Description Integrating Health Care and Social Care, Digital Catapult, London, 30th March-1st Apr 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was organized by the Digital Catapult centre in London and attended for CaSMa by Ansgar Koene. During the two day event mixed groups of academics, entrepreneurs, business professionals, people working in the health and care sectors discussed the challenges of developing digital technologies that can help patients and carers. Key issues that were raised by CaSMa, and discussed in the groups centred on the need to protect the privacy of individuals and manage the data accordingly.
On the second day of the workshop the final discussion was joined by senior civil servants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk/event/integrating-health-care-and-social-care-pit-stop-the-d...
 
Description Internet Reseaerch Ethics - interviewed for article in Nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In September 2017 Ansgar was contacted by Elizabeth Gibney, a journalist working for Nature, for an interview to contribute to an article she was writing on "Ethics of Internet research trigger scrutiny: Concern over the use of public data spurs guideline update.". The article was published on October 3rd 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nature.com/news/ethics-of-internet-research-trigger-scrutiny-1.22746
 
Description Interview for BBC Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed by BBC Scotland for a discussion on the Digital Childhood Report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.horizon.ac.uk/bbc-radio-scotland-interview-with-dr-elvira-perez-about-children-and-the-in...
 
Description Interviewed by Home Office team who were working on improvements to the draft Investigative Powers Bill 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Following the publication, in late December, on the CaSMa blog of two posts analysing the draft Investigative Powers Bill, Ansgar Koene was contacted by people from the Home Office and invited to participate in a 'fact/opinions finding' interview.
During a one hour discussion most of the points of concern that CaSMa mentioned in our blog posts were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Koene A & McAuley D, "Could your kettle bring down the internet?", in the Conversation, 25 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in the Conversation in response to the IoT botnet hack and subsequent DDOS attack in October 2016.
As results of this publication we were contacted by BBC Radio with a request to provide comment on this issue for one of their shows. Unfortunately the call was not received in time so that this media engagement follow-up was missed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/could-your-kettle-bring-down-the-internet-67650
 
Description Koene A, "Never read the terms and conditions? Here's an idea that might protect your online privacy", in the Conversation, 15 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in the Conversation to highlight one of the outcomes (Kitemarks to communicate website Terms & Conditions) in the report of the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee inquiry on "Online platforms and the EU Digital Single Market", which we had contributed to.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/never-read-the-terms-and-conditions-heres-an-idea-that-might-protect-you...
 
Description Kooth online mental health representations and ethics 2/2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation presented a case study to illustrate the ethical challenges of online research. Kooth.com, and online platform that offer counseling services to children and young people was used as an example.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lancaster workshop at the Centre for Advance Studies, Nottingham University, 11th-12th Dec 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact During this workshop colleagues from Lancaster University provided four different presentations on how to access online data, analysis and interpretation. One of the session focus on the practicalities of Tweet analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/event/corpous-approaches-to-social-science/
 
Description Life As a Postdoc: Reflections on the PhD and Making the Transition, 19 Nov 2014, British Academy of Management Organisational Psychology SIG, Aston Business School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited lecture for the British Academy of Management (BAM) Organisational Psychology Special Interest Group (SIG) titled 'Life As a Postdoc: Reflections on the PhD and Making the Transition' at Aston University Business School (19 Nov 2014). Audience included academics, PhD candidates and members of the BAM community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MAPPING Project FP7: Second General Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The MAPPING project consortium organized a meeting of invited stakeholders, interested in debating the existing innovation policies, business models and legal framework related to three major, interrelated focus areas: Internet governance, Privacy, Intellectual property rights.
Dialogue with key experts and policy and decision makers, who are involved in research and innovation in the above mentioned areas within Europe's political, social and economic context.

We participated in the event on invitation of the UN special Rapporteur for Privacy. During the event we established connections with the Data Protection Authority of Schleswig Holstein (Germany) and a number of NGOs who have since joined the EPSRC funded UnBias project (EP/N02785X/1) stakeholder group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://mappingtheinternet.eu/SGA
 
Description Marketing Your Research on Social Media, 22 Oct 2015, Highwire Centre for Doctoral Training, Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation as Digital Economy Network (DEN) Social Media Advocate to PhD candidates at the Highwire Centre for Doctoral Training, Lancaster University, titled 'Marketing Your Research on Social Media' (22 Oct 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Marketing Your Research on Social Media, 27 Sep 2015, Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation as Digital Economy Network (DEN) Social Media Advocate to PhD candidates at the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Nottingham, titled 'Marketing Your Research on Social Media' (27 Sep 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Marketing Your Research on Social Media, Professional Research Skills, 4 Feb 2015, ESRC Doctoral Training Centres, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture from the University of Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centres titled 'Marketing Your Research on Social Media' for the postgraduate Professional Research Skills module for PhD candidates (4 Feb 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Marketing Yourself on Social Media, 17 March 2015, Sports Department, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk by the Sports Department at University of Nottingham titled 'Marketing Yourself on Social Media', with audience of undergraduate and postgraduate Sports Scholars (17 March 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description My Other Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the Nesta 'future fest fringe events', CaSMa [Ansgar Koene] delivered a stand-up comedy routine on the topic of a dystopian future devoid of online privacy, personal dignity or agency - instead dominated by large social media companies.
The talk sparked questions and interest on the topic of privacy and social media.

I would like to replicate the format of this event at my own institution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/my-other-future-futurefest-fringe-events
 
Description NUCLEUS Field Trip Follow-Up Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The NUCLEUS project field trip visit to Nottingham in May stimulated an exciting discussion about the current and future state of Responsible Research and Innovation in the city and region and provided much food for thought. The field trip researchers were highly impressed by the knowledge, experience and commitment of the people they interviewed, while Nottingham proved to be the ideal environment in which to explore the relationship between RRI and public policy making. We're delighted with the feedback we have had from the NUCLEUS team and on behalf of the Stemcity partnership I would like to extend my grateful thanks to all of you who gave up your time to take part in the programme and also to those who worked so hard behind the scenes to make the interviews happen.

The field trip identified a number of common themes emerging from the interviews including:

Nottingham has a very positive culture of partnership working between its research institutions and public policy makers
However if RRI partnerships are to realise their potential dedicated management is needed
Nottingham has an opportunity to be a 'living lab' in order to test bed new RRI approaches

Follow-up conference
In order to interrogate these findings in more detail a follow-up conference will take place on Friday 7th October from 9.30am - 1.30pm at the Council House. Through group workshops and plenary discussion we will explore:

Strengthening local partnership working
Developing test beds for new RRI approaches
The impact of Brexit on UK RRI

Co-hosted by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Trent University the conference is free to attend and a buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Attendance is not limited to NUCLEUS field trip participants and we welcome registrations from other interested colleagues and partners. However places are limited to 40 so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description National Crime Agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In February CaSMa (Ansgar Koene) was contacted by a member of the National Crime Agency (NCA) with a request to meet since the NCA were
"carrying out a forward looking exercise to try and understand where we [NCA] can best deploy resources in the long-term to maximise the gathering of intelligence while maintaining policing by consent and wondered whether it would be possible meet to discuss your work and that of CaSMa? There are a great many ways in which our work may develop in the coming years. However, these will amount to nought if they are not discharged in the context of public consent. It therefore essential that we broaden our knowledge of the public perception of social media and see a fully a frank discuss with academia as being one way of doing this."
The meeting took place on March 4th during which CaSMa explained some of our findings regarding the outcomes of our public engagement work on data usage ethics and the NCA explained some of the main challenges they are facing with regards to digital data.
The meeting concluded with a decision that NCA wouldget back in touch with CaSMa when they have completed their initial 'problem scopeing whitepaper' in October.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Older people discuss how Smart City Nottingham could bring benefits to health and wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact During this event organised by Age-Friendly Nottingham and that coincided with 'Older peoples day' was the perfect venue to launch our report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Online mental health representations and ethics 1/2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a presentation on online ethics part of the network 'Hungry for words'. The presentation focused on the challenges of securing online consent from participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Open-space and Citizens Juries to explore older peoples views on optimising health and wellbeing benefits for a Smart City Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This poster was presented at the MindTech Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participant Consent and Withdrawal when using publicly archived data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop for academics interested in accessing online data.

TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in Nesta's European Research Alliance for Digital Economy "Readie" network event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Networking with policy and business leaders who are urgently trying to understand how digital technologies are changing Europe's economy. How can digitalisation be turned into an opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs? What cutting-edge research currently exists? And critically, how can researchers, businesses and policy-makers collaborate to set Europe's Digital Economy on the right course? Participation in the event helped establish connections for the stakeholder engagement group we needed to build for our future research project, the EPSRC funded UnBias project (EP/N02785X/1) which started in September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://storify.com/ReadieEU/readie-research-summit-what-drives-europe-s-digita#publicize
 
Description Personal Data, Enabling Technologies (G54ENA), 29 Oct 2015, Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture on the topic of 'Personal Data', for the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training students taking the Enabling Technologies (G54ENA) module (29 Oct 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Pint of Science. iRights Youth Juries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public - all in the pub! We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out - no prior knowledge of the subject is required. It is run mainly by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012. The main festival takes place annually over three days in the month of May simultaneously in pubs across the world. Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation.
I presented the work on the iRights Youth Juries and a few attendees expressed and interest in participating in future juries. Many attendees expressed that they learned about their digital rights (e.g, right to online privacy).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/
 
Description Presentation at Hungry for Words final workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the final activity of the workshop which concluded on a round table that engaged a representative and inclusive group interested in male eating disorders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Privacy, Personality and Flows of Information 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A workshop conference co-organised by the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for Privacy (SRP) together with Human Rights Watch, Global Freedom of Expression Columbia University, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law Center, The Department of Information Policy & Governance at the University of Malta and Security, Technology & e-Privacy Research Group at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. This workshop is the first public event co-organised by the SRP aimed at achieving a better understanding of privacy.
We were invited to participate by the UN Special Rapporteur for Privacy.
Participation in this event helped establish connections for building the stakeholder engagement group for the EPSRC funded UnBias project (EP/N02785X/1). Specifically we connects with a Privacy & Public Policy manager at Facebook who has since joined to the UnBias stakeholder group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.privacyandpersonality.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/CB_Ref_3_9_JUN_2016.pdf
 
Description RT UK - TV News and Social media - interview regarding NHS Wannacry ransomware 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the nationwide disruption of NHS services, and subsequent problems in other countries, due to a 'WannaCry' ransomware attack RT UK contacted Ansgar Koene to provice 'expert commentary' on the possible origins, impacts and technical safeguards that should be put in place. The interview was broadcast on 12 May 2017 as a segment of the regular news show. Ansgar has subsequently be asked to provide comment as "Cyber expert" on numerous occasions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.rt.com/uk/
 
Description RT UK - TV News and Social media - interview regarding accusation by US Senate of spying by Kasperski software 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following the breaking news that the cybersecurity software firm Kasperski was being accused by the US of using its anti-malware software to spy on the US Senate, and thus forbidding further Federal Government use of Kasperski products, RT UK contact Ansgar to provide commentary on the technical feasibility of using anti-malware software for spying. The brief TV interview was broadcast on 19 September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.rt.com/uk/
 
Description Recommendations submitted to UN data revolution Expert Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In response to a call for recommendations by the UN expert advisory group on data revolution, as part of the process for establishing the UN global development agenda after the 2015 millennium development goals (MDGs), we submitted commentary on the proposed data revolution agenda, highlighting the importance of addressing the imbalance of power between data hosting organizations (including companies) and the people whose lives are captured by his data. Unless people are given greater powers over their own data, fear of loss of privacy and freedom of agency will result in a loss of trust that will undermine the ability of the UN data revolution to achieve its goals of stimulating development through increased transparency.

The wording of the draft report by the Data Revolution Group includes more references, compared to the initial proposal, to the need to respect people's privacy and take consideration of ethical concerns with big data.
http://www.undatarevolution.org/report/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/2014/10/27/recommendations-submitted-to-un-data-revolution-expert-advi...
 
Description Research Ethics in UK Academia (Warwick Uni, 5 Nov 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk was followed by a lively debate on issues of ethics, difficulties in effective research when unjustified ethical barriers are in place and implications of interdisciplinary research ethics on the innovative research currently developped at the Warwick Manufacturing Group. Debate inlcuded both post-graduate students and staff.

The talk generated two further contacts in the following week. One WMF member solicited more information, in view of using the findings of this study to inform research policy creation within their institution. Two other WMF researchers solicited a meeting to discuss applying the presented methdology in one of their ongoing studies and collaborate in writing grant applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research Methods Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Responsible Governance for Healthy and Sustainable Smart Platforms: Policy directions for the collaborative economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Smart online platforms will be a vital enabler of future economic growth across the EU and a key component of the EU single digital market. They also promise new ways to pool and mobilise society's resources with the potential to address various impending social and environmental crises.

However, to reap these benefits, new thinking is required around the regulation and governance of smart online platforms to ensure balanced interests, and to promote fair and safe forms of participation, particularly relating to the role played by algorithms and data in driving economies of scale.

This policy event will provide a forum to address the following questions:

What are the challenges and opportunities for public policy of Smart Online Platforms?
How can we leverage platforms for a more equal, just, and knowledgeable society?
How can platforms play a role in reducing the social divide and retain hard-won rights and protections?
What are the challenges and opportunities for existing industries from their disruptive business models?
How should the regulatory environment change and what new regulatory institutions or instruments may be needed?
How can these technologies support public objectives and help policy makers deliver solutions at greater scale and of greater impact?
This event is being organised by the Smart Society EU FET project which has been exploring technologies and governance models for the next generation of Smart Platforms. The event will include the launch of the Smart Society Social Charter, and high-profile keynote talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://smartplatformcharter.eu/
 
Description Rinzing art exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact This is an photography exhibition launched at the Institute of Mental that explores mental health and wellbeing through street photography.The exhibition was launch at Eating Disorders week to bring awareness on male eating disorders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Say YES to Digital Entrepreneurship, Mentoring role, 1 Dec 2015, Imperial War Museum, Salford, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Mentor at the 'Say YES to Digital Entrepreneurship' workshop held by the Digital Economy Network (DEN) and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) at the Imperial War Museum, Salford, Manchester (1 Dec 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School Computing WOW Day at Firbeck (19 March 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two CaSMa researchers spent the day giving talks and organising activities with various age-group students in order to raise awareness about social media's role in an individual's personal and academic development.

Students reported an increased interest in learning about social media and academic research. Students had the opportunity for first-person contact with researchers from various disciplines, of mixed genders and numerous national backgrounds; this hopefully provided them with good examples to stimulate their STEM interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Science Policy Workshop. Nottingham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop at the University of Nottingham on promoting academic engagement with policy makers, and how best to contact/communicate with policy makers.
This workshop was attended by Ansgar Koene and supported networking that eventually resulted in a successful seed-fund application from the Science Technology and Society Research Priority group at the University of Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sky News TV interview for bulletin on NHS Wannacy Ransomware attack 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the nationwide disruption of NHS services due to a 'WannaCry' ransomware attack Sky News contacted Ansgar Koene to provice 'expert commentary' on the possible origins, impacts and technical safeguards that should be put in place. The interview was broadcast on 12 May 2017 as segment of a rolling news coverage of the event. Ansgar was contacted again by Sky News on 9 September for comment regarding the Equifax hack.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Social Media Analysis, Review and Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting of the Social Media Analysis, Review and Innovation working group, led by the Food Standards Agency. Other attendees at the meeting included civil servants from the Foreign Office and the Ministry for Transport, academic from the University of Sheffield, University of Bath, Queen Mary University (who is also CEO of the social media analytics company Pulsar) and CaSMa (represented by Elvira Perez Vallejos and Ansgar Koene). Following a lively debate about the ethical and technical challenges around social media analysis, including the impact of algorithmic information rationalization and constantly changing APIs, the meeting concluded with a decision to meet again in the Summer. Prior to the next meeting the civil services will provide a list of some problems they are facing so that the academics can work towards solution during the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Media Data and Privacy as Digital Marketing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Social Media Hubs ESRC investigator workshop, October 2014, Nottingham Conference Centre. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact During this ESRC social media hubs workshop, researchers from Aberdeen, Newcastle and Nottingham met to present their work.

Session 1: Hub presentations and discussion
CaSMa: Citizen-centric approaches to Social Media Analysis' (Tom Rodden, Nottingham). See separate presentation slides
Points raised in discussion:
- Suggested that we might look at doing a special issue of a journal on the ethics of social media research - how to negotiate the fine line between overstepping the mark on social media analysis and understanding the true picture as a researcher? The bounds and limits of algorithms need to be explained.
- We need to think about the communication of these issues to the public and the media.
- It was noted that work from Warwick is looking at issues relating to ethics and social media (Peter Elias).

Social Media - Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement (University of Aberdeen). See separate presentation slides
Points raised in discussion:
- It was suggested that we might look to coordinate or synchronise some of our events across the hubs, and perhaps consider some common branding.
- Linguistic colloquialisms as hash tags - raised interesting questions about regionalisation.
- It was suggested that we think about how we all access data channels such as twitter. Try to get thematics at top level about what we want to see in the data - opinion, rationality
- It was noted that there are two other ESRC-funded projects on Scottish independence that it may be worth linking up with/being aware of, as well as the Future of Scotland in the UK initiative.
- There was discussion around opinion diffusion and the ethics of marketing with social media - how individuals deal with recommendations online and their understanding of these. Issues of trust, fake 'personal' opinions etc.
- With reference to the capacity-building aspects of proposal in relation to ECRs, it was suggested that it will be important to also reach mid-career and senior academics new to these datasets.
- Social media is language-mediated and highly evolving. How do we deal with this? Issues such as sarcasm, irony in use of hash tags and elsewhere, for example.
- New statistics: this work is pushing at the limits of what some social science disciplines understand, e.g., time series analysis.

Social Media Analytics for Social Geography (Ranald Richardson, Newcastle). See separate presentation slides
Points raised in discussion:
- Issues around lobbying a) to get data made available in a central point in the UK (e.g., British Library), and b) for greater personal privacy were discussed.
- There is a need for greater awareness in user groups of what social media data can and cannot do.
- Questions around data ownership were discussed - data is generally privately held.
- Chris Carlton noted that ESRC will be talking to twitter about access to data.


Session 2: Facilitated brainstorming sessions on key issues (Claire O'Malley, Nottingham)
Topics discussed:
1. Key challenges identified by each hub
2. Social science issues in common/different/missing across the hubs
3. Technical infrastructure issues
4. Stakeholder engagement

Points raised in discussion:
Key Challenges:
Ethics: recognising that there is a problem.
- Responsible products
- Unintended consequences
- Companies and legal liabilities
- There is a need for a simple set of principles of personal data use for businesses, involving compliance-checking and possibly a kitemark to engender consumer trust.
Methodological issues:
- Different cultures
- Narratives
- Biases
- Epistemology
- Spotting big data issues
- Managing continual 'newness'
- Is human data different to human tissue?
- Issues of mistrust
Data Access and Ownership:
- Data is becoming increasingly valuable
- SM data is not always 'owned'
- What does ownership and licensing mean in this context?
Data Management and Training:
- Training/understanding of use of data?
- Personal nature of SM data
- Are services like UKDS on top of SM data issues? What is their role?
- Should there be a national point for training on these issues?
- Conveying ethical issues in SM data use to students and embedding in courses
- Translating to industry
Representativeness of the data being studied:
- Issues of sampling and selecting the behaviour to be observed discussed.
- Importance of statisticians in giving greater understanding of these issues.
- How does researching social media phenomena change what is being studied?
- Participants as subjects or co-authors?
- Issues of privacy, trust and understanding.

Social Sciences and Technical Issues:
- Sampling issues are key for approaches such as corpus linguistics (which assumes as systematic selection of texts).
- Issues around individuals using social media to 'perform identities' - personal brand management, particularly in platforms like twitter.
- Different demographics' use of different social media platforms.
- The importance of context in understanding, e.g., the impact of mobile vs static use of social media; the goals and set up of the social media platform and their impacts on posts, e.g., facebook vs. linkedin.
- Longevity of data: expectations that data is transient (e.g., snapchat) and right to be forgotten.
- Can we ever get truly informed consent and is withdrawal of consent possible?
- How does online identity affect offline behaviour?
- Qualitative and quantitative issues - geotags/timestamps.
- Relationships between social science theory and data: pluralism, multiple narratives, appropriate claims.
- Need to understand tools to develop progressive values.
- Effort is needed in collecting data - good sampling methods so not 'cherry-picking' data.
- Public views: shaping, cyberbullying, what is twitter etiquette?
- Start reframing technical infrastructure as 'sociotechnical infrastructure'.
- Issues of protection versus technical development.
- Issues of the intelligent customer.
- Vision of toolkit - SPSS++, R?

Stakeholder engagement:
Existing links and future possible partners were explored:
- Social rights groups, e.g., Liberty (existing links via Horizon)
- Census
- Local Authorities who are trying to use social media to broaden engagement - issues of exclusion and empowering the already-empowered.
- Broader public engagement
- Policy Makers (e.g., ICO)
- Question: what should our relationship be with SM platforms such as facebook/twitter/google?

Question: Is there a strategic RC mission around social media data that we can work to?

Wrap up and discussion of next steps (Derek McAuley, Nottingham)

• Possible joint future workshops:
- Engaging with stakeholders such as privacy international and/or local authorities
- Research data management plans for social media: recommendations for researchers/training for peer reviewers. Produce a guide?
- Given that ethical issues were common to all hubs, this seems like a likely topic for us to come together again on.
• We will plan to schedule meetings 6-9 months in advance
• We will share information on events across the three hubs
• Branding: we will seek further guidance from ESRC on whether/how we might brand our activities as part of the social media research community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Social Media Methods, Advanced Research Methods Seminar (G54ARM), 1 Feb 2016, Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar on the topic of 'Social Media Research Methods', for the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training students taking the Advanced Research Methods Seminar (G54ARM) module (1 Feb 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Media and Ethics, Advanced Research Methods Seminar (G54ARM), 10 Feb 2015, Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar on the topic of 'Social Media and Ethics', for the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training students taking the Advanced Research Methods Seminar (G54ARM) module (10 Feb 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Social Media and Mental Health workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 60 academics, researchers and clinicians attended the workshop, which included 4 key note speakers and two one-hour workshop on 'Social Media access and analysis: Citizen-centric approaches' and 'Ethics of personal data:Consent, anonymity issues, privacy and trust'

This workshop connected a group of academics, researches and practitioners interested on the effects of social media on mental health. After the workshop I am aware that attendees contacted each other as I received many contact requests. The feedback we received was very positive. A paper d[...................]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/2015/01/22/insights-from-the-workshop-on-social-media-analysis-and-men...
 
Description TRT Wrold News TV interview related to NHS and globa Wannacry randsomware attacks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the nationwide disruption of NHS services, and subsequent problems in other countries, due to a 'WannaCry' ransomware attack TRT World contacted Ansgar Koene to provice 'expert commentary' on the possible origins, impacts and technical safeguards that should be put in place. The interview was broadcast on 12 May 2017 as a segment of the regular news show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.trtworld.com/
 
Description The Conversation article We asked young people what they want from the internet of the future - here's what they said 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This article at The Conversation highlights that the Internet is not fit for children and online services have to be more child friendly. There is an amendment for the Data Protection bill that has been influenced by articles like this one.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/we-asked-young-people-what-they-want-from-the-internet-of-the-future-her...
 
Description The Voiceless Generation: What does youth civic engagement look like in the digital age? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This Youth Civic and Political Engagement Workshop forms part of a collaboration between Horizon's CaSMa and Gada aimed at developing social media tools to support grass-roots driven civic engagement campaigns to achieve tangible policy impact.
The purpose of this workshop is to explore definitions and understanding around what youth civic engagement is (and also what is not), what motivates young people to engage and how to reach out to those whose voice is not being heard.
In order to address these questions we invited participants from:

City council
National parliament outreach
Regional & national civic NGOs
Political/activist student societies
Interested students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/casma-projects/civic-engagement-in-the-digital-age-a-collaboration-wit...
 
Description Twitter POET (Public Outreach Evaluation Tool) workshop, Nottingham, 7th Dec 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a half-day workshop to get input from Twitter users regarding the features they would look for in a tool to help them to optimise the effectiveness of their public engagement through Twitter.
The workshop was organized by CaSMa, in collaboration with the CREATe project, and attended by 18 member of staff of from accross the University of Nottingham.
At the end of the workshop we asked the participants if they would be interested in participating in a student-led project that would use a early version of the proposed tool to analyse their Twitter activity. Most participants agreed to participate in this follow-up study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/event/twitter-poet-public-outreach-evaluation-tool-workshop/
 
Description University of Nottingham press release regarding CaSMa Twitter based campaign on personal digital data usage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As part of a campaign to get data regarding attitudes of the general public on how their data is being used, as well as raising awareness about this issue, Ansgar Koene commences the #AnalyzeMyData Twitter campaign on January 28th 2016 (Data Privacy/Protection Day).
The accompanying press release was aimed at getting publicity for the campaign via mentions in the general media. Unfortunately none of the media decided to pick up the story, but we did get email responses from Geoff White (Channel 4 News), Damien Gayle (the Guardian), Matt Burgess (Wired) expressing interest in the work that CaSMa is doing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2016/january/analyzemydata-campaign-looks-at-the-way-...
 
Description Using Social Media as a PhD Researcher, 16 April 2015, Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence Centre for Doctoral Training, University of York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation as Digital Economy Network (DEN) Social Media Advocate to PhD candidates at the Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI) Centre for Doctoral Training, University of York, titled 'Using Social Media as a PhD Researcher' (16 April 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Using Social Media as a PhD Researcher, 27 April 2015, Cloud Computing and Big Data Centre for Doctoral Training, Newcastle University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation as Digital Economy Network (DEN) Social Media Advocate to PhD candidates at the Cloud Computing and Big Data Centre for Doctoral Training, Newcastle University, titled 'Using Social Media as a PhD Researcher' (27 April 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Using Social Media as an Academic Researcher, 9 Dec 2015, Nottingham University Business School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited lecture at Nottingham University Business School, titled 'Using Social Media as an Academic Researcher' (9 Dec 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Voices from the Crowd (in collaboration with Social Futures): Online Identity, Nottingham Contemporary 2nd Feb, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The CaSMa team -in collaboration with Making Waves and Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health- organised a series of events for public engagement and debate at Nottingham Contemporary called Voices from the Crowd.

Unlike traditional seminars, Voices from the Crowd does not bring experts or keynote speakers under the assumption that we -the audience- are all experts on social media. As internet users we all have something valuable to say about how technology is affecting and influencing our everyday lives and ways we interact with others. Voices from the Crowd promotes a more democratic and horizontal structure for participation by encouraging attendees to engage in discussions and learning conversations about many different aspects of social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/2016/01/13/media-gone-mental/
 
Description Web We Want (iRights presentation & workshop with Southbank Centre), London 30th May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The CaSMa team in collaboration with the iRights coalition and Leeds University launched the iRights video which illustrate the main youth recommendations derived from the iRights Youth Jury project.
The CaSMa team also ran a workshop on digital rights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://casma.wp.horizon.ac.uk/event/web-we-want-festival-2/
 
Description Web We Want Information market 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CaSMa spent two days of the Web We Want festival manning an information booth at the Southbank Centre, speaking to the public about issues related to online privacy, data access rights and showed a slide presentation outlining our work. We interviewed members of the public to hear their concerns and handed out information leaflets.

A number of people expressed interest in our work and indicated that they would sign-up to following our blog site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://webwewant.org
 
Description Workshop on Computational Models of Social Interaction, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Birmingham, 9th Oct, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Cross-disciplinary research workshop organized by CaSMa to discuss the challenges and opportunities of using online data and computational methods to understand human behaviour. The workshop was attended by 20 academics from various UK universities, including UCL, Warwick U., U. Birmingham, and U. Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/ias/workshops/2014/computational-models-social.aspx
 
Description Workshop on Social Media and Mental Health, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, 15th Jan 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of this on-day workshop was to explore the type of research questions identified by researchers, clinicians and policy makers on the topics of mental health/well-being and social media data. Special attention was given to the ethics of personal data in both theory and practice and how social medial data (small data) can be accessed and analysed to:

- Understand the ways people use social media and what this means for individuals and society.
- Understand social phenomena and events expressed in social media by drawing upon social media as a critical, and timely, source of information.
- Develop facilities and approaches that are sensitive to the personal nature of human data: Citizen centric approaches.
- Promote responsible innovation in the capture, analysis and use of human data.

The ultimate goal of this workshop was to gather the knowledge needed to develop 'Facilities and tools for Citizen Social Science' and facilitate data access from an ethically sound approach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop organizing and contributing: Computational Models of Social Interaction 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Some 30 researchers (professors, lecturers, research fellows and PhD students) from a wide range of research disciplines (psychology, economics, computer science, geography, physics, mathematics) attended the workshop which was mainly aimed at raising awareness of the multidisciplinary use of computational modelling and internet mediated research/social media analysis, for understanding social behaviour and interactions. The CaSMa talk during this workshop focused on highlighting the ethical considerations that need to be taken into account in the trust-relationship between researchers and participants (people whose data directly or indirectly contributed to the study).

During the discussion at the end of the workshop various participants expressed an interest in having a followup workshop or having CaSMa contribute to a workshop event they are organizing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/ias/workshops/2014/computational-models-social.aspx
 
Description Youth Juries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description • BBC Radio 5 live, request for expert comment for segment regarding 'Peeple' app, 8th October 2015 by Koene, A. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following from the article about the Peeple app in 'the Conversation', and associated blog post on the CaSMa website, Ansgar Koene was contacted by BBC Radio 5 to give expert commentary during one of their broadcasts where the Peeple app was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description • BBC Radio Nottingham, request for expert comment regarding 'Imams Online' anti-radicalization, 29th March 2015 by Koene, A. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of an items that BBC Radio Nottingham broadcasted regarding the 'Imams Online' initiative to counter radicalization, Ansgar Koene and CaSMa were approached to provide expert commentary regarding the kinds of difficulties Imams Online might encounter in trying to use social media to speak to those section of the population that might be susceptible to radicalization messages from ISIS and similar organizations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015