WHO WE ARE

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Monika Buscher
Director

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Malé Luján Escalante
Ethics through Design

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Jessie Carbutt Administrator
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Xaroula Kerasidou
Senior Editor

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Catherine Easton
Legal Editor

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Adrian Gradinar Web Design

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Hayley Alter
Design

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Dhela Anwar
Design

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Hanying Wu
Design

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Yangxiang Zou
Design

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Katrina Petersen
Editor

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Lina Jasmontaite
Editor

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Kristof Huysmans
Editor

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Michael Liegl
Editor

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David Lund
PSCE Liaison

The isITethical? Exchange has grown through our collaborations with a range of other partners, including EU projects SecInCore, EPISECCSECTOR,  REDIRNET,  COncORDEBRIDGE. It is directed by a group of scholars and designers from Lancaster University in collaboration with the Public Safety Communications Europe Network (PSCE).


JOIN US! 

We are a growing community of practitioners, researchers, commercial developers and policy-makers interested in driving responsible innovation with digital ethics in the field of Disasters and Risk Management (DRM). 

Join our LinkedIn Group here  or email us at isITethical(at)lancaster.ac.uk to keep informed about events, updates on digital ethics, and more.  

WHAT WE DO

The IsITethical? Exchange develops a digital ethics for responsible ICT research and innovation in disaster risk management. It provides:

  • an overview of ethical, legal, and social issues arising in the context of ICT innovation in disaster risk management guidance on balancing technological potential with fundamental rights and values,
  • summaries of relevant aspects of regulatory frameworks, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),
  • inspiration for design and organisational change that places human rights, values, and practices at the centre of innovation, 
  • and links to relevant resources creative novel methods for iterative ethical impact and privacy impact assessment.

It is based on interdisciplinary research on

  • interoperability and collaborative information management (see more here)
  • extensive collaboration with practitioners in public protection and disaster risk, and ICT developers
  • foundational work in shaping a digital ethics and good practices of ethical and privacy impact assessment
  • long-standing experience in interdisciplinary collaborative design projects

The isITethical? Exchange combines

  • an online community portal with a table-top exercise in the form of a board game, and
  • a set of services for high-quality responsible research and innovation, and continued professional development,
  • the isITethical? Table-top game.

HOW WE ARE FUNDED AND STRUCTURED

The isITethical Exchange is currently funded with £75,000 by the UK Higher Education Innovation Fund. We are a community of resarchers, practitioners, and developers collaborating as a network.