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CANDID: The new EU project on the role of social and human sciences in ‘smart’ projects

By on December 7, 2016 in News

The new interdisciplinary CANDID project (Checking Assumptions aND promoting responsibility In smart Development projects), funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program, will be starting in January 2017 for a period of one year, and be coordinated by Kjetil Rommetveit (UiB, Senter for Vitenskapsteori).

In addition to the UiB, CANDID gathers four partners from Catalonia, Belgium and the UK, all part of the ‘Rights, Design and Engineering’ network, to explore the role and contribution of social and human sciences in ‘smart’ projects; looking at technologies from the fields of energy (e.g. smart meters, smart grid) and health (e.g. sensors and technologies related to the quantified self). To this aim, CANDID is articulated around three modules: (i) How are users being imagined in smart projects? (ii) How are rights like data security and privacy built into new smart technologies? (iii) Is there a participatory dimension to designing sensing infrastructures?

The learning from these three modules will be condensed into short summaries, and circulated to different ‘smart’ stakeholder groups like engineers, patients, users, and policy-makers for their written feedback. On the basis of this feedback, CANDID partners will interview these stakeholders and gathered them together in a final discussion in a workshop. The results from the workshop will be analysed and written into recommendations for policy makers and researchers, as well as academic papers.

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