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!
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.VIRT-EU Curriculum
Immerse participants in a group process to negotiate difficult decision-making when building connected devices.Learn more
Develop a shared language about ethics and help participants secure an appropriation of policy developments.Learn more
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 monthAccess network analysis library
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).Access extension
As an EU project we are committed to providing our research output open access.See publications
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.Access repository