Ethics Board

The Ethics Board monitors any ethics issues which might arise in the project and how they are handled, most importantly for informed consent, interview guidelines, surveys, focus groups, social media data processing, stigmatization of migrants, vulnerable individuals, and any other relevant issue, and will approve all ethics deliverables. The Ethics Board is co-led by UNIBO and SINUS.

Chiara Basalti

UNIBO

University of Bologna

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Chiara Basalti is a member of the unit managing IPR, ethics and legal issues.

Elvira Cicognani

UNIBO

University of Bologna

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Elvira Cicognani is a full professor of Psychology at the University of Bologna. She has been the coordinator of Horizon 2020 project “CATCH-EyoU” (2015-2018).

Silke Borgstedt

SINUS

SINUS Markt- und Sozialforschung GmbH

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Silke Borgstedt is Director of Research at SINUS; author of numerous studies on online attitudes and behaviours, including regarding privacy expectations and data protection.

Timo Novak

SINUS

SINUS Markt- und Sozialforschung GmbH

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Timo Novak is the data protection officer (DPO) at SINUS.

Saskia Bayerl

CENTRIC

Sheffield Hallam University

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Saskia Bayerl is a professor of Digital Communication and Security. She has extensive experience EU security projects as partner, advisory board member and as part of ethics committees.

Jesús Ivan Mora

UGR

University of Granada

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Jesús Ivan Mora is a lecturer in Law, specialised in Criminal Law, European Law, and Intellectual Property Law.

Rut Bermejo

URJC

University Rey Juan Carlos

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Rut Bermejo is a senior researcher in Politics, Secretary of the Good Governance Observatory and IP and member of EU funded security projects.

Shaun Lawson

UNN

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

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Shaun Lawson is a professor of Social Computing, Head of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at Northumbria University, Leader of Northumbria Social Computing (NorSC) Lab. Extensive experience in EPSRC, ESRC, the EU, & Microsoft Research grants and publications. Full member of both EPSRC and ESRC Peer Review.

Perla Innocenti

UNN

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

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Perla Innocenti is a Senior Lecturer in Information Science, Equality & Diversity Lead for the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at Northumbria University. Specialised in qualitative research on heritage, ICT, migration, social inclusion. Track record of publications and funded research from EU and national agencies; evaluator and reviewer for EC and other national funding bodies.

Sergei Shubin

SU

Swansea University

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Sergei Shubin is Head of Ethics Committee, Department of Geography, Swansea University; and member of the Ethics Committee, College of Science, Swansea University.

Elena Ambrosetti 

SAPIENZA

Sapienza University of Rome

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Elena Ambrosetti is an Associate Professor at Sapienza, with experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

Rebecca Moody

EUR

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Rebecca Moody has expertise in ethics in data and social research from previous research activities.

Lore Van Praag 

UANTWERPEN

University of Antwerp

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Lore Van Praag is the Director of the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS), specialised in the development of interview guidelines.

Georgia Melenikou 

KEMEA

Kentro Meleton Asfaleias

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Georgia Melenikou is a Research Associate at the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), of Hellenic Ministry of Interior with expertise in Data Protection Law & Intellectual Property Law.

Dimitra Papadaki 

KEMEA

Kentro Meleton Asfaleias

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Dimitra Papadaki is a Research Associate at the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), of Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection with expertise in Private International Comparative Law and International Human Rights Law.

Michalis Skitsas

ADITESS

ADITESS Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions & Services Ltd

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Michalis Skitsas is a Lead Researcher with experience in Horizon 2020 projects, Data protection officer at ADITESS.

Mentor Vrajolli

KCSS

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies

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Mentor Vrajolli is the Executive Director of KCSS with expertise in Integrity in the Security Sector, Police Reform, Regional Security Cooperation, Minorities and Human Rights in the Security Sector, Gender and SSR, EU Integration, Law and Security, Public Order and Private Security Companies.

Antonio Segura Serrano

FUNDEA

Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios

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Antonio Segura Serrano is Vice-Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, professor of International Law and member of the Center of Excellence for law and technology at the University of Granada.

Velina Dobreva 

CBBD

Chief Directorate Border Police

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Velina Dobreva is chief expert in Implementing Projects Unit, CDBP with experience in Horizon 2020 projects.

In addition, the following external members for the Ethics Board confirmed their willingness to support the PERCEPTIONS project:

  • Rebeca Varela, Institute of Law and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Denitsa Kozhuharova, Law and Internet Foundation, Bulgaria
  • Pablo Sabucedo, researcher in The Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST), University of Roehampton, London