Ada is committed to using its research, public deliberation and expert convening to create real-world change. Engaging with policy, regulation, law and the public sector is essential to ensure data works for people and society.
We do this by sharing evidence, shaping debate, offering tools and guidance, and advocating for policy or legal development.
We are an independent organisation that seeks to build consensus around the change needed. All our positions are grounded in research, expertise or public deliberation, gained through:
- Primary research
- Secondary research and analysis, including national statistics, peer-reviewed research, government research and evaluations
- Convening or consulting multidisciplinary experts
- Deliberation with publics, with particular attention to affected populations or marginalised groups
- Legal or conceptual analysis
- International policy reviews, case studies or evaluations
- Prototyping tools to support practice or delivery
- Translation and synthesis from academia to a policy or practice audience
In some areas there may be direct and clear policy objectives that trigger research, for example, the need for new regulation of biometrics, influencing the adoption of COVID-19 technologies, or working with partners to run discussion workshops on the National Data Strategy.
No less important are areas where we seek to support policy-making through shaping debate, connecting decision-makers to research and academia, exploring areas of disagreement or trade-off, and amplifying missed viewpoints.
We also welcome opportunities to collaborate with public-sector organisations to undertake research or deliberation.
Interested in working with Ada? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An independent legal review of the governance of biometric data, commissioned by the Ada Lovelace Institute and led by Matthew Ryder KC.
Examining how the commitment to responsible data in the UK's National Data Strategy could be realised and what it misses.
From the Ada blog
Ada’s Director Carly Kind reflects on the last year and looks ahead to 2023
- AI and data ethics
- AI policy
- Algorithm impact assessment
- Biometric technologies
- Biometrics regulation
- Contact tracing
- Data governance
- Data regulation
- Digital vaccine passports
- Enabling a responsible AI ecosystem
- Ethics and accountability in practice
- Facial recognition technology
- Health data
- Health data and COVID-19 tech
- Health technology
- JUST AI
- Public attitudes
- Public-sector use of data & algorithms
- Recommendation systems
- The future of regulation
A theoretical lens to understand digital policy developments
Five preconditions to protecting people from data-driven collective harms
Exploring how power asymmetries operate across the law and collective harms