Information Sheet for Consent

Information Sheet for the participation to the NOSY END-USERS NETWORK (EUN)

Dear participant,

You have been invited to take part in the NOSY End-Users Network (EUN), organised by the NOSY Consortium within the scope of an international research project, funded by the European Commission, called NOSY. The principal aim of the present activity is to create, enlarge and coordinate the end-users involvement in the project and ensures that the project is end-user oriented in all relevant phases. This Information Sheet provides you with information about the NOSY project in general, as well as about the specific activity to which you have been invited. This information should enable you to make a genuinely informed decision as to whether you would like to participate. Please read all information carefully. Should you have any further questions please contact Daniele Fattibene (IAI).

Daniele Fattibene

Junior Fellow at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

d.fattibene@iai.it / +39-063224360 / Via Angelo Brunetti 9, 00186, Rome (Italy)

1. What is NOSY?
NOSY (New Operational Sensing sYstem) is an international research project, funded by the European Commission within the scope of Horizon 2020 (GA:653839). The project has a total duration of 36 months, with starting date the 1st September 2015. It is coordinated by Aero Sekur S.p.A. and involves a total of 13 partner institutions from across the EU. The project focuses on developing a miniaturised, yet highly sensitive platform, for the detection of illicit or suspicious chemical substances. More specifically, NOSY will develop a variety of concealable sensing devices – a handheld field scanner, a miniature sniffer, and smart cables – for monitoring, recording and communicating suspected criminal activity to remote surveillance stations, with the aim of providing additional support to organised crime investigations. Further information about the project and consortium members may be found at www.nosy-project.eu.

2. NOSY End-Users Network (EUN)
The purpose of the End-Users Network (EUN) is to coordinate the End-Users’ involvement in the project and ensures that the project is End-Users’ oriented in all relevant phases. The access to the EUN gives the End-Users’ the opportunity to take part to a range of activities.

3. Selection process
You have been invited to take part to the NOSY End-Users Network (EUN) given the objective to ensure that the project is End-Users’ oriented in all relevant phases. You have been contacted because of your well-known expertise in counter-acting criminal organizations and dealing with investigations. Your contact have been retrieved from existing data collections lawfully available to partners (e.g. contact lists or internal telephone directories); open sources (e.g. corporate websites or public telephone directories). NOSY aims to provide its innovative technological solutions in the context of increased transnational cooperation among European End-Users. In this sense, research participants of the NOSY EUN will come from European countries, with the aim to develop a geographically balanced EU-wide NOSY EUN.

4. Procedure
Joining the EUN means no obligation except the opportunity to be invited in relevant NOSY activities. The Network is activated throughout the entire duration of the project according to the partners’ needs as well as the activities foreseen in the project. Each time that End-Users are invited to provide their contribution, they can decide to do so case by case according to their interests and availability. These relevant activities can range from:
• In-depth examination on specific aspects through one-to-one interviews (if specifically requested by single partners);
• Participation in to Field-tests;
• Participation to a dissemination workshops in mid-2016;
• Participation to other dissemination efforts and any other additional activity that will be considered relevant during the implementation of the NOSY project.
• Participation to final NOSY event/conference.
In detail, some of the NOSY activities relevant for End-Users can rely on e-mail exchanges, Skype, phone calls and similar. Others can require a physical presence (for example participation in workshops and field-tests).

6. Reimbursements
For the activities that require a physical presence (for example participation to the dissemination workshops and field-tests) NOSY has allocated a budget for reimbursement of travel/hotel and daily subsistence’s allowance according to EU rules and is specified in the NOSY reimbursements guide.

7. Your privacy
In order to take part to the EUN, full name, professional affiliation and contact information (only from the work place) will be requested and collected by Aero Sekur but will be then processed by IAI according to the Italian Law on Data Protection (Legislative Decree 196/2003 “Codice in materia di Protezione dei Dati Personali” available – both in Italian and English – at http://www.garanteprivacy.it/web/guest/home/docweb/-/docweb-display/docweb/1311248), and according to the NOSY Research Protocol that was reviewed and approved by the Italian National Research Ethics Committee (Ethical Clearance No 0080947). No physical, covert or surreptitious techniques will be used to collect your data. All your data will be stored securely on Aero Sekur’s servers. They will be stored until the official end of the Project (September 2018) and then irrevocably erased. Your data can be shared with NOSY consortium partners only and for Project related research activities. In particular, they can be shared with NOSY partners’ selected personnel that is in charge of the research activities requiring the advise from end-users. Your data will not be disclosed to anyone outside the consortium without you prior written authorisation. You will have – and will retain at all times – the right to withdraw your data from the project. You may withdraw for any (or no) reason – though you may be asked for a reason. You will be briefed, from the outset, on the procedures for ending your participation, and you will be provided with information on whom to contact in case of complaints. In any case, participants have the right to withdraw data collected prior or during the course of the activities, without any repercussions. In addition, participants are entitled to have access to their data and ask to have these amended, if necessary.

8. Participation and Withdrawal
Please consider that participation to the NOSY EUN is entirely on a voluntary basis. If you accept the conditions set above and confirm that you would like to take part to the NOSY EUN you are kindly asked to read the Statement of Informed Consent and provide your consent by marking the four boxes in the NOSY EUN’s webpage. However, please remember that you always retain the right to withdraw from the project, for any reason, and at any point in the process by sending an email with your request to Daniele Fattibene (contacts below). You may be asked why you have decided to withdraw, but you are under no obligation whatsoever to provide a reason if you do not wish to.

9. Further information and support
For any questions or clarifications please contact:
Daniele Fattibene, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
d.fattibene@iai.it / +39-063224360 / Via Angelo Brunetti 9, 00186, Rome (Italy)

NOSY – New Operational Sensing sYstem

Project Contract Number: 653839

Call Identifier: H2020-FCT-2014

Topic: FCT-05-2014: Law enforcement capabilities Topic 1: Develop novel monitoring systems and miniaturised sensors that improve Law Enforcement Agencies’ evidence-gathering abilities

Duration: 36 Months

Project Start: 01 September 2015

Funding scheme: Innovation Action

Total Cost: EUR 5373061,25

EU Contribution: EUR 4198684,63

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement no 653839.

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