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LeADS research and educational program trains a new interdisciplinary professional figure that we call Legality Attentive Data Scientist or LeADS. An expert in data science and law expected to work within and across the two disciplines, a leader in bridging scientific skills with the ethico-legal constraints of their operating environment. LeADS will develop a data science capable of maintaining its innovative solutions within the borders of law – by design and by default – and of helping expand the legal frontiers in line with innovation needs, for instance, preventing the enactments of legal rules technologically unattainable. LeADS research will set the theoretical framework and
the practical implementation template of a common language for co-processing and joint-controlling key notions for both data scientists and jurists. Its outcomes will produce also a comparative and interdisciplinary lexicon that draws experts from these fields to define important crossover concepts. Through a broad, interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral network of academic and non-academic partners, LeADS will provide a cross-disciplinary training to ESRs who will work as (e.g.) data scientists or researchers in general, sales managers, project or general managers management at private entities (tech companies, consultancies and legal advisories) and public entities (research centres, universities and administration). LeADS answers to the lack of programs blending experiential learning and research in the area, offers an innovative curriculum linked to pioneering research results. It includes 6 interdisciplinary modules, sectoral courses; joint mentoring on individual research projects; TILL modules and Discussion Games to help ESRs develop pioneering soft skills; challenging secondments. Overall, LeADS research and training aims at changing the regulatory and business approach to information while training the experts able to drive the process that every data driven society needs to employ

Start date: 1/1/2021
Duration: 48 months

Team Contributions

Lead WP2: Outreach and Dissemination and T2.1 Dissemination and Exploitation: Securely promote of the project results to specialists, via specific scientific channels, but also identify and reach all stakeholders, including end users and the public, in order to raise their awareness regarding the findings of the Project Research in order to create an impact that will outlast the project by making the results of the LeADS research known to those who could benefit from them. To do so, a detailed plan for dissemination and exploitation activities (PEDR) throughout the stages of the project and towards the various targeted recipients to raise awareness and participation, has ben developed that is being updated and adapted according to the project’s needs, UPRC has undertaken the role of Outreach Coordinator that coordinates the implementation of these activities. With regard to the exploitation of results, an innovation management process will be set-up in the PEDR based on identifying, collecting, describing, and converting creative ideas, stemming from key WPs, into valuable propositions in terms of guidelines, standards, policy directives, binding corporate rules, apps, and protocols for algorithms and their openness to engineering for targeted end users.