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The HAT project started as a 6-university project funded by the RCUK Digital Economy programme. Over the years, our community of research have widened to include other higher education institutions and industry partners with HAT-related grant projects from all over the UK and globally. Many contribute to the open source code, conduct experiments and write insightful pieces that grow the knowledge base of the personal data economy

Academic leads from HATLAB partner organisations form part of the foundation's HATLAB steering board

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HATLAB Partner Organisations


WMG, University of Warwick

International Institute for Product & Service Innovation (IIPSI)  at WMG hosts a HAT Living Lab examining issues of perceived control, vulnerability and trust in data exchanges.

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ACCEPT, University of Kent

The ACCEPT Cybersecurity project operating out of the University of Kent operates a HAT Development Lab, developing practical guidance to system designers on how to engage individual end users and organisations for reducing human-related cyber risks.

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CODE, University of Surrey

The Centre for the Digital Economy at the University of Surrey hosts a HAT Development and Living Lab investigating blockchains and data exchanges.

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