|Cyber Security Breaches Survey Consultation|
for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are seeking feedback on
what information is used and how frequently, as well as how any
potential changes would impact on the usage of Cyber Security Breaches
Survey (CSBS). This consultation is open to everyone, so please share
this consultation with colleagues or contacts to whom you think it may
be of interest.
The consultation will close at 23:59 on 23 March 2020.
More info here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/proposed-changes-to-the-cyber-security-breaches-survey
|Communities, Identity and Belonging in Participatory Healthcare Intervention|
network's Sabine Little is currently leading a research grant for the
Royal Academy of Engineering, which looks into the links between
language and uptake of healthcare. Her team did some fieldwork in
Yucatan, Mexico, but is also aiming for a global overview of academics,
NGOs/charities, governments... anybody even tangentially linked to
health and working with communities, all over the world. If you could
share with your contacts, or, if relevant, fill the questionnaire in
yourself, Sabine would hugely appreciate it!
The questionnaire can be found here: https://lboro.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/communities-identity-in-healthcare
|Third International Conference on Machine Learning for Cyber Security (ML4CS 2020)|
network's Xiaochun Cheng shared this call for papers for a conference
taking place on 8-10 October 2020, in Guangzhou, China. The paper
submission deadline is 10 May 2020. Here's hope to the situation with
COVID-19 normalising by that point.
More info on the conference here: http://nsclab.org/ml4cs2020/index.html
|Call for Participants in a three-day Sandpit focused on Digital Technologies for Health and Care|
theme for this sandpit is novel digital technologies for improved
self-monitoring and health management. Each project funded is expected
to be in the region of £400,000.
Deadline 04 May 2020.
|ICO Consultation on the Draft AI Auditing Framework Guidance for Organisations|
guidance contains advice on how to understand data protection law in
relation to artificial intelligence (AI) and recommendations for
organisational and technical measures to mitigate the risks AI poses to
Deadline: 01 April 2020.
More info here:
|SECREV2020 Online Event|
Cybersecurity Revolution is an online event that openly encourages
sharing and interaction among the wider cybersecurity research
community. It makes use of online video and live streaming technology to
bring together researchers for 24 hours of knowledge sharing around the
The event will take place on 20th of May 2020.
More info here: https://secrev.serene-risc.ca/
|PhD and Fellow Positions (Edge Computing)|
Two International PhD Studentships, and 36 months Research Fellowship are available from Queen's University Belfast.
Deadline for both: 30th March 2020.
info on PhD Studentship here:
More info on Research Fellowship here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BYZ755/research-fellow-in-edge-or-fog-computing-36-months
|5 Internships Available from Horizon Digital Economy Research|
for 12 weeks and aimed at undergraduate students and current
postgraduate students. Internships are based at the following venues:
Nottingham, Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge.
Deadline: 30th April 2020.
More info here: https://www.horizon.ac.uk/interested-in-an-internship-we-are-now-recruiting/
|Security Jobs at the Information Comissioner's Office|
Cyber Investigator and Network and Security Architect vacanies are available at ICO.
Deadline: 29th March 2020.
More info here: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/jobs/vacancies/
|1+3 (MA+PhD) Data Analytics & Society CDT Scholarship|
with The Parole Board, this project will push the methodological
frontier in Natural Language Processing techniques in criminal justice
Deadline: 14th April 2020.
More info here:
|Developing a Measure of Information Seeking about Phishing|
network's Emma Williams published an open access article on what
motivates people to seek protective information about phishing.
More info here: https://academic.oup.com/cybersecurity/article/6/1/tyaa001/5748294
|Cancelled: On Digital Trust Launch - 20 March|
due to the current circumstances around the coronavirus COVID-19
outbreak, the regional launch of the On Digital Trust publication this
Friday 20th March has been cancelled.
|Exciting New Opportunities in Human and Social Science Research|
Systems are looking for new members to join the 100+ SMEs, universities
and major corporations which have already signed up to the Human Social
Science Research Capability Framework.
More info here: https://spritehub.org/2020/03/17/exciting-new-opportunities-in-human-and-social-science-research/
|SPRITE+ to Launch Its ECR Programme!|
excited to announce the launch of our early career researcher (ECR)
programme which focuses on developing the leaders of the future in
digital TIPS. Being a SPRITE+ Member brings ECRs a number of benefits,
such as access to (and exposure in) a growing network of people focused
on TIPS, attendance at our events, eligibility to apply to our funding
calls, and access to our resources.
In addition, ECRs can
benefit from a programme designed specifically for them! As part of this
programme, ECRs can take advantage of:
• a bespoke set of
events and training materials delivered in person and online, which
extend beyond the ECR training offered by most academic institutions to
develop skills in areas such as building effective partnerships with
external agencies and commercialising research
• a mentor matching programme that provides opportunities for ECRs to seek valuable guidance from SPRITE+ Project Partners
• an internship programme that offers short-term stays with Project Partners
• a dedicated ECR forum to socialise, seek advice, share ideas and develop collaborations
Our programme will evolve over the lifetime of SPRITE+ to meet emerging challenges facing ECRs in the space of digital TIPS.
the coming weeks we hope to share with you blog posts from ECRs
departing their experience and top tips. If you’d like to feature in one
of these blogs, let us know (email@example.com).
We look forward to working with you.
Stacey (ECR coordinator)
publish all funding calls related to SPRITE+ as well as those of our
members on SPRITEHub. If you would like to advertise your call via
SPRITEHub - let us know.
publish monthly reviews of interesting papers, as well as major news on
SPRITEHub. Members get exclusive access to additional newspieces.
This month we've included a call for Human Social Science Research Capability Framework.
and upcoming events related to digital TIPS from SPRITE+ and beyond are
published on our SPRITEHub Events page. If you would like your event
advertised through the network - let us know, our contact details are
inlcuded towards the end of this newsletter.
collected a number of useful resources related to digital TIPS, which
can all be accessed via SPRITEHub. The resources include links to
learning resources and cognate organisations, advice on protecting your
ideas, SPRITE+ Access fund and travel policy, among other things.
This month we've inlcuded a link to a video presentation guide to help everyone with remote work and presentations.
|Members and Activity Feed|
can always catch up with what's new from members on the site via
SPRITEHub activity feed. The feed includes updates from all members and
the admin team of SPRITE+.
Communities is a dedicated space to share ideas, advertise events, and
communicate with fellow members and Expert Fellows.
|Job Opportunities on SPRITEHub|
collect and publish jobs and career development opportunities on
SPRITEHub from PhD level and up. If you have something to advertise, or
would like browse available opportunities, follow the link.
This month we've added several PhD studentships, as well as lecturer and reader vacancies.
Email us with your news (e.g. jobs, studentships, events, conference
calls, calls for funding, publications, consultations) on
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