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Preparing Graduate Students for the Ethical Challenges of Big Data

In collaboration with graduate deans, experts in big data, and practitioners of research integrity education, CGS and PERVADE (Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research) embarked on a project to understand challenges and opportunities in preparing graduate students for the ethical challenges of research using large datasets. A 2021 convening explored current perceptions of need around […]

Researchers! Work with pervasive data? Take our five-minute survey

The PERVADE team is currently recruiting participants for a short (~5 minute survey) on your research practices and attitudes. If you conduct research with pervasive data (which we define as rich personal information generated through digital interaction and available for computational analysis), follow this link to complete the survey: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_3xBKCUrqNVgSJ8i.

IRB Focus Group at PRIM&R

Are you an IRB member? We hope to understand IRB members’ professional judgments about pervasive data research: research that gathers digital data about people.  Please join us at PRIM&R 2018 in San Diego. Friday November 16th  12:45pm – 1:45pm or 6:00pm – 7:00pm Room 31C This focus group consists of a guided open discussion of […]

iSchool’s PERVADE Project is Featured Exhibit at CNSF Event

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: CNSF Co-Chairs Erin Heath, eheath@aaas.org, and Amy Scott, amy_scott@aau.edu Groundbreaking Research  Fueling American Innovation NSF-funded scientists and engineers reveal discoveries that will help keep the nation competitive and drive future economic growth while protecting Americans’ health and safety. Washington, DC — Researchers across the United States are finding ways to disrupt the dark-web drug […]

PERVADE Collaborates with the Connected and Open Research Ethics (CORE) Team

During our February full-team meeting, the PERVADE PIs had the opportunity to brainstorm and work with advisory board member Camille Nebeker from the University of California San Diego. Dr. Nebeker is the project director and principal investigator for the Connected and Open Research Ethics (CORE) initiative, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. CORE is […]

Seeking Postdoctoral Researcher to Join PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research

Postdoctoral Researcher: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research (PERVADE) College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park Drs.  Katie Shilton and Jessica Vitak   Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research (PERVADE), a large NSF-funded collaboration, seeks an early-stage researcher for a postdoctoral position based at the University of Maryland, College Park. Existing and emerging […]

We’re Awake — But We’re Not At the Wheel

Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction and one of the leading public intellectuals on bias in, and discrimination by, algorithms, recently published an op-ed in The New York Times. The controversial piece lamented the lack of academic attention to educating lawmakers and holding tech companies responsible for biased systems. She writes, “academics have been asleep at the […]

University of Maryland, Part of a Six-Institution Collaboration, Receives NSF Grant for Groundbreaking Study on Big Data Ethics

From mobile phone apps to website search engines, wearable technology to social platforms, consumer information has become highly trackable and available, resulting in an ethically questionable free-for-all in research and marketing. But consumers aren’t the only ones concerned about how their personal information is being collected and used. The University of Maryland’s College of Information […]