UWAR will lead WP 2: the implementation of the pilots. It has an outstanding reputation in dealing with RRI in an industrial setting (through the Warwick manufacturing Group).
Warwick has around 23,400 full-time students and 1,390 academic and research staff. Warwick regularly ranks in the top 10 in all major rankings of British universities. Warwick University’s Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) has more than 40 research permanent staff, a dozen post- doctoral research fellows, 40 PhD students and teaches students from 50 different countries. The department was ranked fifth in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The four main areas of specialisation are Security and International Relations; Political Theory; International Political Economy; and Public Policy and Comparative Politics. The department has a strong track record track record of funded research in this area from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council and the European Research Council. The Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group has carried out more than ten pieces of funded research and advisory group in relation to different kinds of technology innovation.
Departments from University of Warwick involved in the project
The departments involved in this project are:
- Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group (IERG) from the Politics and International Studies department from the Faculty of Social Science
- Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). From its inception WMG’s mission has been to improve the competitiveness of organisations through the application of value adding innovation, new technologies and skills deployment, bringing academic rigour to industrial and organisational practice. Warwick involvement in Prisma is led by the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group (IERG), headed by Prof Tom Sorell. IERG has a track record of practical ethics advisory work in a number of areas including security ethics, assistive technology, financial ethics, and cyberethics. Its research involves direct participation of stakeholders including police and border guards, intelligence officials, technology developers, security policy makers, and bankers, amongst others. See www.warwick.ac.uk/ierg for more information.