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Access Info Call for European Country-level Researchers

Access Info Europe is currently seeking independent, country-level researchers for several European countries to act as national researchers for the first edition of the Global Data Barometer (2020–2021).

Requirements

The call is open both for individual researchers as well as independent civil society and research organisations with knowledge on the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

The chosen researcher or organisation will have experience in one or more of the following fields: open data; open government data; data for public good; the use of data for monitoring or evaluating public service delivery; training or capacity-building around the use of data; the use of data to create socially valuable applications; or promoting the use of data among governments, CSOs, private sector, the developers community, or in investigative journalism.

The chosen researcher or organisation will have experience in one or more of the following fields: open data; open government data; data for public good; the use of data for monitoring or evaluating public service delivery; training or capacity-building around the use of data; the use of data to create socially valuable applications; or promoting the use of data among governments, CSOs, private sector, the developers community, or in investigative journalism.

Additional Requirements

Country researchers must:

  • Have a high standard of written English and English comprehension;
  • Be fluent in the language of one or more of the main administrative languages of the country they are researching;
  • Have in-depth knowledge of the country they are researching, including knowledge of recent policy developments;
  • Have a background of credible independent research experience in their respective country;
  • Have relevant knowledge and understanding of data protection, data policy, open data, and data sharing;
  • Have relevant contacts and networks to draw upon.

Country researchers must not:

  • Be a government official or employee, or a contractor deriving a substantial proportion of their income from the government;
  • Have any conflicts of interest that would affect their ability to provide impartial assessments.

Full details about the position can be found here.

Deadline: Ongoing

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