Thank you for your message, Madprime.
#1.a) Yes, I agree, that this is a project, not a study. I will change it in the status of the project.
By the way, we already did a small project-survey on this topic for researchers from one Marie-Curie project and it looked very interesting, I share the results in my research page:
#2. I also answer all the questions below, which hopefully will clarify why this study is important:
- why might I want to join this project? what are its goals?
There are two main goals of the project:
first one is to understand the potential of the untapped connectedness and the connectivity of travelling researchers in the world.
second one is more practical: knowing that there is a flow of researchers from place X to place Y one can actually improve some communication between researchers and general public, using the “data analysis for social good”
- who is running this project?
The project is organised by the group of researchers from University of Paris (CRI), Göttingen University (Biodiversity Centre) and their collaborators from the NGO Lecturers without borders.
- what will I be asked to do for this project?
For the project you will be asked two types of complementary information :
a. google form about your travels around the world with the metadata about your professional activity (researcher/industry/etc.)
b. you can also upload the google location history + information about your professional activity.
- what data will you have access to?
The data analysis for this project won’t use any information from the profiles of the users, just submitted information about most often taken trajectories and the information about the professional activities (researchers * non-researchers)
- what will you do with my data? who will you share it with?
We would like to analyze the researchers’ mobility data and to understand if one could also use the untapped opportunity of travelling researchers around the world for social good (see also the publications in the project description).