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WeLaR outlines research procedures

To ensure the effectiveness and reliability of scientific output, the WeLaR team has developed a research strategy that outlines its approach to data sources, establishing procedures and tools that will be used to study the impact of demographic changes, globalisation, digitalisation, and climate change on labour markets and welfare states in Europe.

The document “Research Protocols”, developed by Ludivine Martin, Javier Olivera, Piotr Lewandowski, Barbara Glinsner, Ursula Holtgrewe, Laurène Thil, and Mikkel Barslund, identifies objectives, target groups, procedures, quality control measures, and data handling mechanisms. It is aimed at ensuring consistency in the methodological approaches used in various stages of research and will guide the research process. WeLaR’s research will be conducted according to the principles of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity as well as the principles for investigating research malpractice.

WeLaR relies on a wide array of existing data sets (e.g. EU-LFS, PIAAC, ORBIS, EU-KLEMS, OECD’s EPL) and will also gather its own quantitative data via surveys and qualitative data via interviews. Handling data in a responsible and secure way is an important element of the research process and this document outlines how this process is designed in accordance with the EU GDPR regulations to ensure data security and privacy.

The document also describes the approach to selection of stakeholders and their role in the project, which features activities such as validating and embracing the project’s findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Ludivine, M., Olivera, J., Lewandowski,P., Glinsner, B., Holtgrewe U., Thil, L., and Barslund, M.,   (2023). “Research Protocols: (Deliverable 2.2). Leuven: WeLaR project 101061388  – Horizon Europe.

The report is available here.

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