The VIRT-EU project investigated ethics in technology development for three years. Throughout the project we developed educational materials for university courses as well as industry research and development workshop formats. We also produced publications, deliverables, research resources and datasets. Find these below!

See our DOWNLOADS page for direct access to all of our reports and resources or visit our GitHub repository to easily access everything at once.


Syllabi and Teaching Materials

This page presents course materials intended for theoretical, conceptual and practical engagements with ethics and data with students in different course and educational formats. These have been tested in classrooms, and ready for further usage. Download our deliverable containing syllabi for different workshops and courses created by the VIRT-EU consortium in June 2018.

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VIRT-EU Curriculum

Interactive Workshops


Immerse participants in a group process to negotiate difficult decision-making when building connected devices.

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Develop a shared language about ethics and help participants secure an appropriation of policy developments.

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Convene open conversations with developers and designers about ethics and new technology in a dynamic and fun interactive workshop.

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Research Resources

As part of the project, we have developed two software tools made available to developers and researchers working with connected technology and network analysis in Europe.

The first tool is a network analysis library available on the official software repository for the R system (CRAN), which is one of the most used frameworks for statistical data analysis. The library is the result of the re-engineering of previous code that has been rewritten to support the needs of the project and extended with the new methods developed for the project and used to analyze twitter data, as described in Deliverable 3.1. During the last year, the library has been downloaded more than 600 times per month

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The second tool is an extension of an existing popular Twitter data collection tool helping researchers deal with large-scale social media data collection and analysis. As part of the tool, we have added functionality to help researchers comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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As an EU project we are committed to providing our research output open access.

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Open access data repository

VIRT-EU submitted a series of deliverables and materials to communicate the scientific progress and milestones of the project to the Europian Commission. In addition to this site, we have created a repository of our materials, research resources, datasets as well as several code repositories for our online tools available on Github.

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