In 2022, our 15 ESRs completed the second year of LeADS. They had an intensive training schedule and attended a cross-disciplinary training program on four occasions. They explored their research topics in the four LeADS Crossroads, resulting in an interdisciplinary report on unsolved challenges in the data economy. This report provided the groundwork for their research activities in 2023.
Transforming Research into Working Papers
In 2023, our ESRs were reshuffled into 6 interdisciplinary groups to draft Working Papers (WOPAs). The ESRs collaborated with each other to publish 6 WOPAs, which became the first public deliverable of the LeADS project. Later, the ESRs contextualized their research in six blog posts.
Refining the Crossroad Report
The ESRs conducted research in the writing process of WOPAs, which was used to refine the initial Crossroad Report. This new report focuses on stakeholder needs and the ESRs’ research evolution and includes four videos available on the LeADS YouTube channel.
From Theory to Practice: Secondments
ESRs have the opportunity to work with beneficiaries and partners of the LeADS project, including prominent academics and practitioners. Secondments enable them to gain practical experience and adapt their research projects accordingly. Our ESRs engage with academics and practitioners to gain practical experience and adapt their research projects. Each ESR completes two secondments, and seven of them wrote about their experience in a blog post.
Learning Through Playing: LeADS Discussion Games
LeADS is developing discussion board games to make its research on the data economy accessible to the general public. These games focus on controversial issues that have been developed throughout the research process and aim and educate people. The game to raise awareness will be tested for the first time in January 2024 during a conference in Brussels.