Our program comprises a number of activities in the field of research and policy projects on the one hand, and data empowerment on the other.Projects
We identify, develop and execute projects on social issues that are relevant for both science and policy, while respecting the so-called FAIR
principles and taking citizen perspectives into account. You can find an overview with our previous and running projects here
Data empowerment is about developing knowledge about and insight into both the opportunities and risks in urban big data. How are city dwellers enabled to profit from the opportunities, while heeding the risks (such as loss of control on data of or about themselves)? In order to promote such empowerment we organize lectures and symposia (see our updates
; mostly in Dutch), data walkshops
and various activities with and for students
, such as hackathons and collaborations in theses research between the Rotterdam universities and municipality. We use our website and LinkedIn
platform to share new knowledge and research, and to engage and bring together all stakeholders.