The VERITY Consortium
VERITY consortium members are organisations and institutions, with diverse backgrounds, knowledge and skills necessary to address the project's goals and objectives effectively. Their collective expertise helps ensure a comprehensive approach to understanding and enhancing trust in science.
Meet the partners below!
Trilateral and Trilateral UK (affiliated entity) - TRI - have extensive expertise and research experience in several H2020
Trilateral and Trilateral UK (affiliated entity) - TRI - have extensive expertise and research experience in several H2020 projects (TECHETHOS, COPKIT, EERAdata, SOTER, TITANIUM, SHERPA) addressing different ‘machines of trust’, as defined in VERITY. TRI and TRI UK have pioneered the development of data protection, privacy and ethics impact assessment methodologies in EU projects. The experience in developing these methodologies, while engaging a broad range of stakeholders, from academic research, industry and citizen groups on ethical issues, has been endorsed by the EC, e.g. in the case of the SIENNA AI Ethics Principles, and the OECD, e.g. within the AI Governance Working Group. These methodologies, and their further development within this project, will be integral to the production of the VERITY Protocol of Recommendations for enhancing societal trust in science and facilitate open science and science-society co-creation. TRI and TRI UK are also helping a broad range of clients, including public authorities, to build data insights by using algorithms, natural language processing tools and statistical analysis, creating new data sets where gaps currently exist, collecting valuable data through rigorous research, validating data sets and sources, to extract insights from data sets and communicate via user-friendly visualisations. This expertise will enhance the social network analysis in VERITY. TRI and TRI UK are also very experienced in co-ordinating research projects, with the recently funded CC- DRIVER security H2020 project being the last one that is currently under our co-ordination.
EUREC Office is the Office of the European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC). The purpose of EUREC is to promote
EUREC Office is the Office of the European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC). The purpose of EUREC is to promote co-operation between national networks of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) in Europe and to act as a platform of exchange concerning activities in research ethics. The network interlinks European RECs with other bodies relevant in the field of research involving human participants like national ethics councils and the European Commission’s ethical review system. The network forms the infrastructural basis to promote awareness of specific working practices of RECs across Europe, to enhance the shared knowledge base of European RECs, to support coherent reviews and opinions and to meet the challenges posed by ever-emerging ethical issues.
EUREC has expertise in network building across Europe, various types of ethical reviews, analysing comparative views on ethical approving mechanisms as well as in collecting guidelines and training materials in research ethics, that promote awareness of issues of research ethics and integrity among students, researchers and members of ethics committees, and more.
Science|Business is a media and communications company focused on European research and innovation. It is based in
Science|Business is a media and communications company focused on European research and innovation. It is based in Brussels, Belgium. They are founded by journalists, with a mission to bring together researchers, industry executives and policy makers, across borders, to improve the climate for R&D. They manage a daily news service on European R&I policy; a network of 60+ universities, companies and public-sector organisations with 30+ meetings a year across Europe; and a communications consulting service including Horizon 2020 projects.
The SB team is very well-positioned to lead the dissemination, exploitation and communication efforts in VERITY. SB can capture and respond to the particular challenges of VERITY, where a variety of different stewards of trust (e.g., policymakers, research funding and performing organisations, research and innovation actors and higher education institutions) will be the target audience.
Centre for Social Innovation [ZSI] is a private non-profit research institute for applied social sciences based in Vienna,
Centre for Social Innovation [ZSI] is a private non-profit research institute for applied social sciences based in Vienna, Austria. As an independent scientific institute, ZSI generates, disseminates and applies knowledge and skills in thematic areas that are of pertinent relevance to meet the grand social challenges of our time, such as societal trust in science which is a crucial prerequisite to reach more equitable and prosperous societies.
ZSI team consists of R&I experts bringing together knowledge and skills about qualitative and quantitative methods of empirical social and economic research. ZSI will bring this unique research position to VERITY and provide valuable methodological guidance for the successful implementation of participatory research methods, such as focus groups or vignettes (WP3). ZSI team has also expertise in providing a connection between science and policy (by ‘translating’ scientific ideas to policy language) and support the development and validation of the VERITY protocol. In addition, communication, dissemination and exploitation knowledge (gained among others in various internationally funded projects) will be utilized to support the citizen media lab approach (WP4). The expertise brought by ZSI to the VERITY project is based on previous projects in similar topics, such as TRESCA or New HoRRIzon.
Established in 2012, UCLan Cyprus is the first Branch Campus of the University of Central Lancashire and at the
Established in 2012, UCLan Cyprus is the first Branch Campus of the University of Central Lancashire and at the same time a fully licensed University in Cyprus. A unique and innovative model of a Cypriot and British University Educational Experience, built on strong academic foundations, our mother University, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan UK), counts more than 200 years of history and Academic Excellence with over 38,000 students.
The British university of Cyprus, is considered a unique University, bridging the UK and Europe in terms of research, academic standards, student experience and student exchange. Our students, also have the advantage of an exceptional student experience in every aspect of their university life, whether it is learning, personal support, facilities, accommodation, employability and social life, as well as personal development while having UCLan Cyprus, standing next to them, embracing equality, diversity and inclusion.
UniWA consists of 6 Schools and 26 Departments, constituting the 3rd biggest university in Greece, in terms of
UniWA consists of 6 Schools and 26 Departments, constituting the 3rd biggest university in Greece, in terms of enrolled students. In VERITY, the UniWA team comprises researchers of CoNSeRT (COmputer Networks & SErvices Research laboraTory) a research lab of the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department. CoNSeRT team consists of faculty members and researchers with great expertise in computer networking and EU research projects, with emphasis on mobile and wearable applications, use of Deep Learning for signal processing and natural language processing and full stack development. Furthermore, the UniWA will exploit its experience in previous EU research projects, to actively develop and maintain a decentralized social media platform based on Mastodon software, apply content analysis through state-of-the-art Natural Language Understanding (NLU) deep learning algorithms and Social Network Analysis (SNA) by consuming/developing the appropriate SN APIs and proving meaningful visualisations.