We would like to invite you to participate in Smart Money: Precision Data Management for Central Bank issued Digital Currencies Project Phase Two.
What is the purpose of the study?
Smart Money: precision data management for Central Bank issued Digital Currencies (CBiDCs) project will investigate the data management, governance and social utility challenges concerned with how UK central banks, government agencies, and citizens can make effective use of distributed ledger enabled CBiDCs. It will offer insights and recommendations into the design of current and novel digital ledger infrastructures that are grounded in worked examples of use, evaluate their likely potential impact and value and identify to whom these issues should be of concern to and work alongside users to ensure that design solutions meet their needs.
Phase 2 study will focus on data collection to establish the scope of the social utility for the project, precisely to investigate and understand the digital transactions of everyday consumers.
What will happen to me if I take part?
If you decide you would like to take part, you would be asked to attend a workshop at Brunel University London lasting up to 90 minutes. Non-cash payment in the form of Amazon UK £15 gift certificate will be given to each participant. At the workshop, you will be asked to take part in a prototyping activity with another participant where you will be asked to interact with the ‘Follow the Money’ prototype. Participants will be asked to comment on or design how the prototype could be improved or enhanced.
The workshop will be video recorded.
Do I have to take part?
As participation is entirely voluntary, it is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be given this information sheet to keep and be asked to sign a consent form. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason. Your right to withdraw at any time from the project will in no way influence or adversely affect you if you are a Brunel University London Student.
Who is organising and funding the research?
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Who has reviewed the study?
This study has been reviewed by College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences Research Ethics Committee, Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom.
What will happen to the results of the research study?
The results will be summarised and reported to project funders and results may be submitted for publication in an academic or professional journal or conference. You will not be identified in any report/publication.
How can I obtain further information about the study?
If you have any questions about the study please contact Dr Makayla Lewis, Research Fellow, Brunel University London firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I take part in the study?
If you would like to take part in the study please contact Dr Makayla Lewis, Research Fellow, Brunel University London email@example.com