ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

Grant holders and economic and social science researchers across all faculties, and across all career stages will benefit from and contribute to the ESRC IAA. They may be located in different disciplines and departments, including Accounting and Finance, Art, Biology, Computing, Design, Engineering, Health Research, History, Linguistics and English Language, Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Psychology, Sociology and Lancaster Environment Centre. Additionally, there are several large-scale initiatives, such as the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), the ESRC funded CREST Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, and the SPECTRUM Centre for Mental Health Research.

Other relevant multi-disciplinary Research Institutes and Centres include: Imagination Lancaster which drives innovation in creative methodologies; the Institute for Social Futures (ISF) which brings social science theory and research on ‘futures’ into productive relations with science and technology; the Data Science Institute (DSI) which addresses contemporary concerns around ownership of data; Security Lancaster (SL) an EPSRC- GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in cyber security; and the Centre for Productivity and Efficiency (CPE) that adopts a perspective encompassing economics, analytics and entrepreneurship to productivity.

Lancaster University is a founding member of the ESRC’s North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). Each year 65 studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC under the DTP. We discuss how we will add value to the DTP in Section 3 Approach and Activities.

 

For further information please contact Emily at cemore@lancaster.ac.uk.

 

The ESRC IAA provides develops impact from social science.

ICT technology has proven potential to reduce disaster risks and support the response to crises. however, even though there are approaches for responsible research and innovation and recommendations on how to use ICT, there is a lack of standardisation and guidance on ethical, legal, and social issues that integrates the perspectives of researchers, technology developers, end users, and society at large.

isITethical? is a knowledge hub for diverse parties involved in promoting security in European societies with a commitment to European values and fundamental rights. The overarching rationale of the project is to support European societies’ need to effectively balance the benefits of ICT with values of democracy and fundamental rights, especially privacy and data protection, and to provide cyber security.

isITethical? builds upon work in the FP7 funded EU Projects BRIDGE and SecInCoRe. The project is currently funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund.

 

Project team

Katrina Petersen

Katrina Petersen

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Malé Lujan Escalante

Malé Lujan Escalante

email Malé Lujan Escalante

Monika Buscher

Monika Buscher

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Xaroula Kerasidou

Xaroula Kerasidou

email Xaroula Kerasidou

Funders

Project Updates

Health Data Mobilities & Ethics

Health Data Mobilities & Ethics

The isITethical team are bringing creative ethical impact into innovation with big data in healthcare.  The BIG HEALTH DATA & Privacy Preserving Practices Workshop will take place on 28th November 2018. From the workshop description: Big data has big potential for...