Welcome to the Human-Data Interaction Network+

Welcome to the Human-Data Interaction Network – supporting Human Data Interaction: Legibility, Agency, Negotiability, a ‘network plus’ funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.  The network is a consortium of University of Edinburgh, Goldsmiths and Imperial Colleges (London), University of Nottingham, and with the University of Glasgow as its hub. The HDI network runs from July 2018 to June 2021. For more information see here.


If you are considering submitting a project to the Future of Skills, Learning and Social Justice Call, please do bear in mind the current situation and what challenges it will pose for the way you do research. Please try to consider this now, though we imagine the current situation will not be far from your minds.

If you are planning interviews, focus groups design sessions and the like please remember that they will be have to be done virtually in the short term, and that this might have to be a ‘plan B’ if this situation lasts longer than we hope. We do not know how long this is going to go on, but we do not wish your project to be a hostage to fortune.

In the light of the shift in working and in the light of the upset to working caused by the current situation we have amended the deadline for this call.

  • New guidelines for research projects funded under HDI network plus

There is new advice on ways of working from your own institutions, and UKRI have posted advice already. We recognise that many of you had scheduled to conduct participant research, and that in some cases you will not be able to carry out this work in the current climate. We recognise and accept this, and will support you as best we can towards the completion of your project. Please keep us up to date if you want to conduct alternative activities or adjust timelines.

  • Future workshops will go virtual until further notice

Our usual method of working with a particular Theme is to stage a workshop, find out what are the important arising issues from the discussion therein, and then launching a call informed by those issues. In the light of the need for physical distancing to prevent further pandemic spread, we will have to change this. Future theme workshops will not be conducted co-presently but will be done virtually. We are still working out the best approach for this. We will endevour that all software specified is usable and multi-platform.





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