The project is lead by John Ainsworth and combines researchers the University of Manchester and Lancaster University.
The project team is organised into three themes:
Theme 1 aims to understand the requirements of establishing a social contract between users of the platform around data sharing. This will include an investigation of the legal, ethical and socio-technical requirements as well public engagement and undertaking a technology impact assessment.
Closely working together and bringing in perspectives from bioethics, healthcare law and regulations, patient engagement and human computer interaction are Gail Davidge, Sarah Devaney and Søren Holm from the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester and Victoria Neumann, Mike Harding and Nigel Davies from the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University.
The theme 2 is looking at developing software and the technical architecture of the platform with a focus on building identity and reputation systems as well as researching analytic supply chains. This theme is lead by James Cunningham from the Division of Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences at the School of Health Sciences at Manchester University.
Theme 3 is looking at business sustainability and impact lead by John Ainsworth from the Division of Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences at the School of Health Sciences at Manchester University.
The work of our research team is supported by research manager Claire Smith and an international and interdisciplinary advisory board.