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Be part of the conversation: the ethics of data analytics

The Essex Centre for Data Analytics (ecda) is recruiting!

Enabling robust ethical review of ecda’s work is important to us, and a new Data Ethics Committee (DEC) is being established to provide additional and independent advice to ecda.

Be part of our county’s new centre of excellence for data analytics and join us on our journey to generate powerful insight that has the potential to enable services that are designed to intervene early and prevent some of the biggest challenges facing people and places in our county.

ecda is looking for specialist and lay volunteers to serve on the DEC. Recruitment has been taking place throughout January and February 2020. We're looking for data science specialists, ethicists, academics with interest in the ethical use of technology, human rights advocates, and those with expertise in public sector and/or police ethics, social policy, IT, change management, research methods, health policy, regulatory frameworks, sociology, criminology, general or digital ethics and moral philosophy.

Applications are being accepted until 4 March 2020.

If you are seeking to apply as a lay member please provide a short personal statement detailing your 
reasons for applying and what you think you can bring to the group.

If you wish to for volunteer as a non-lay member of the group please provide a short personal 
statement of between 250 and 500 words detailing your reasons for applying, relevant experience, and 
what you think you can bring to the group. Please also include an up to date CV. 

Applications should be made via email to by 4pm on 4 March 2020. 

ecda is also seeking a Chair and Vice-Chair for the group. If you would be interested in being 
considered for either role please could you state this in your application.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in April, and every effort will be made to be flexible to allow applicants to attend around their other commitments.