How to Join

Be part of EDMO’s Research Community

Thank you for your interest in joining EDMO’s research community and collaborative workspace.

The European Digital Media Observatory promotes collaborative investigations among researchers. For that purpose, among other things, it provides free access to the platform that is based on Truly Media, a technological platform for carrying out collaborative investigations developed by ATC and Deutsche Welle. Researchers that are part of the network maintain full independence and are asked to be an active part in the community according to their expertise.

How to join EDMO’s Research Community?
Research organizations interested in joining the EDMO Research Community can submit an application. In order to evaluate your application, we kindly ask you to provide some additional information about the applicant organization by filling in the admission form below.
A committee of external reviewers as well as some members of the EDMO Governance Body will evaluate applications in accordance with the Admission Criteria, as outlined on EDMO’s website. We encourage you to get familiar with the Admission Criteria before applying.
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    General Information

    Access to the EDMO Research Community can be requested at organizational level. Each organization can name up to three researchers within the organization that will get access to the collaborative platform after the application is approved.

    A significant part of all research carried out by the named researchers at the applying organization is focused on the European Union (EU) or EEA member states (required):

    Is your organisation part of an EDMO National Hub on Disinformation? (required):

    If yes, please indicate which one.

    Main contact point:

    Researchers must demonstrate competence in academic research on disinformation and other forms of information disorders by uploading minimum one and maximum three peer-reviewed papers published in journals, books, or conference proceedings.

    Paper 1 (required):

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    Paper 2:

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    Paper 3:

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    You can add up to 2 additional users for your team. Add user?

    User 1:

    Paper 1 (required):

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    Paper 2:

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    Paper 3:

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    Add additional user?

    User 2:

    Paper 1 (required):

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    Paper 2:

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    Paper 3:

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    Please, confirm that all team members applying for access are employed full-time at the organization (required):

    Governance and conflict of interest

    Is governance and sources of funding public and transparent on your organization’s website or in other publicly accessible sources? (required):

    Please provide a link to the relevant information:

    Is the organization a public institution? (required):

    Does your organization benefit from private funding?

    Please specify a rough percentage on the annual income (%):

    Does your organization benefit from public funding?

    Please specify a rough percentage on the annual income (%):

    Please provide information on potential conflict of interest, such as work, consulting activities, share-owning or funding from any company or organization that could impact your research freedom, as well as relevant affiliations of the management to the private sector beyond eventual academic appointments (e.g., in the social media/digital media sphere):

    I declare that I and the members of my organization requesting access to the EDMO research platform have NO affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity causing a potential conflict of interest, that implies for example work or/and consulting activities, share-owning or funding from any company or organization that could impact our research freedom. In addition, I declare that there are no relevant affiliations of the management beyond eventual academic appointments (e.g., in the social media/digital media sphere) (required):

    Ethical responsibility

    The organization complies with the rules and procedures of research ethics stated in their area of expertise, and, specifically, with the EU code of conduct for research integrity (required):

    The organization does not willingly contribute to the circulation and spread of false information (required):

    Finally, the organization must provide a form signed by an Institutional Signatory, i.e., someone from an office of sponsored research or a senior administrator who may sign on behalf of the entire organization. This is NOT a dean or academic, but instead an administrator, except in extraordinary circumstances. The form should include:

    1. University/Institution Name
    2. Institutional Signatory Name
    3. Institutional Signatory Title
    4. Institutional Signatory University Email Address (i.e., a direct university email address, and NOT a shared inbox)

    Please upload the form here (required):

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