Megan Kelleher (Left) and Kelsie Nabben (Right)
Megan Kelleher (Left) and Kelsie Nabben (Right)

Megan Kelleher and Kelsie Nabben Participate in International Research Sprint

Author Loren Dela Cruz
Date 12 October 2021

ADM+S PhD researchers Megan Kelleher and Kelsie Nabben, both based at RMIT University, have been selected to participate in Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and The New School’s Platform Cooperativism Consortium Fall 2021 Research Sprint.

The Alternative Data Futures: Cooperative Principles, Data Trusts, and the Digital Economy Research Sprint brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to investigate the design and dilemmas of data trusts and cooperatives and how they can help communities.

Megan and Kelsie are among the 12 participants who are taking part in the Sprint—a mix of early-career researchers, cooperative leaders, and activists from 8 countries across 4 continents.

Kelsie said she is excited to work with “some of the best researchers and speakers on data governance in the world. It is an incredible opportunity to learn and produce research on community data governance models, that shape how society operates.”

“I am honoured to join an inspiring cohort of cutting-edge thinkers who are working on and shaping the tools and frameworks that will catalyse the system reset that the world so desperately needs,” said Megan.

The virtual sprint is currently underway and will culminate in an international conference presentation.