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MIDAS Co-Design Workshop / Consent, Ethics & GDPR Workshop

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MIDAS is a 40-month Horizon 2020 research project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by Ulster University. MIDAS (Meaningful Integration of Data Analytics and Services) will address the needs of policy makers and citizens across Europe by delivering a unified big data platform. In order to ensure that the information provided by the MIDAS platform is actionable, the technical implementation will adopt a user-centred design approach, thus maximising the positive impact on health policy across Europe. As part of this participatory innovation approach, the MIDAS Project will be hosting two workshops on the 16th and 17th of November.

Co-Design Workshop (16 November 2017 9am-3pm)

Wellington Park Hotel, Malone Road, Belfast

The Co-Design Workshop will take participants through a staged process, which will include the development of “personas” (i.e., typical users of the system), the identification of “user stories” (simple, non-technical descriptions of user requirements), and the brainstorming of “wireframes” (interface design ideas) on paper and online. This event should be of interest to anyone – policy-makers, technologists and business people - who would like to get a deeper understanding of the MIDAS project and of how big data can be used to improve public policy. It will be designed to be enjoyable and useful for both technical and non-technical stakeholders, and will provide an insight into how participatory design methods can make technology more effective and meaningful for individuals and organisations.

Consent, Ethics & GDPR Workshop (17 November 2017 9am-1pm)

Loughview Suite, Jordanstown Campus, Ulster University

At its heart, MIDAS aims to create a viable model of consent and good practice that will ensure data is used appropriately, meaningfully and transparently to underpin the policy cycle. To this end, the consortium have developed a half day workshop that aims to bring interested parties together from academia, business, the public and the clinical domain to discuss some of the early lessons learned and findings from the project, and to gain insight from potential end users including their needs and requirements going forward with particular emphasis on the GDPR.


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