Ethics and Data Management

One of the main objectives is to prepare ESRs to be intellectually autonomous, independent researchers and good citizens. Integrity - research and personal – is a vital component of this process. Integrity, ethical values and principles will be conveyed to ESRs in the project and through the institutions. LNETN will comply with European and national legislation and fundamental ethical principles, including those reflected in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights and its Supplementary Protocols. All ESRs and Consortium members will be required to understand and adhere to the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (ECCRI).

Each university has ethical rules and regulations which will apply to the individual ESRs. The Supervisory Board will establish, if required, an ad hoc sub–committee to review and report on all cases of misconduct or any other ethical issues, which are not appropriate to consider at the university level. All ESRs will take a formal research ethics course. They will discuss ethical values and principles and become familiar with ECCRI during the first ESR meeting at AAU. Local Project Leaders are responsible for introducing ESRs to the local ethical values and principles and procedures for handling misconduct, such as verifiability and integrity of data, plagiarism, and misuse of funds, grievance procedures.

The ESRs will all use the FAIR principles to guide their data management from planning, to collection, processing, analysis, storage to curation, publishing, and dissemination. To help optimising the potential for future sharing and reuse of data and outputs, a Data Management Plan (DMP) will be a project deliverable in all the ESR projects. For writing the DMP, LNETN encourages all ESRs to use the Danish installation of DMPonline, which is a tool for writing DMPs. The tool is available to all employees at Danish research institutions and their collaborators.

Throughout the project we will use URKUND software that offers a fully-automated system for handling plagiarism.


Andy is a Fellow of the Grounded Theory Institute in California. He holds an MBA from Aston University in Birmingham UK as well as a PhD from Glasgow University Scotland. For the past 20 years Andy has had a close working relationship with the co-originator of the Grounded Theory method Dr. Barney Glaser. Andy is still very active in PhD research supervision.



John Reilly is a Higher Education consultant with wide European and International experience in Higher Education and a member of the UK Bologna Experts team, having full understanding of the Bologna process and the European Commission modernization agenda. He was awarded the MBE for services to Higher Education and the ERASMUS programme in the U.K. New Year Honours 2002. Dr. Reilly was appointed as Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Government in December 2004.


Dmitrij is Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. He holds MSc from the London School of Economics and PhD from Aalborg University. Prior to his academic career, he acted as Deputy Director of Economics and Finance department at Confederation of Industries. His current research is on innovation strategy, value chains and upgrading of Chinese firms, servitization and service design. Since 2015, he is the director of MSc in Innovation Management at the Sino-Danish Center in Beijing.


Jonas Gabrielsson is Professor of Business Administration at Halmstad University. His research and teaching are focused on new and small firms from entrepreneurship, strategic management and organisational behaviour perspectives. He also has a general research interest in corporate governance, entrepreneurship education, and the commercialisation and diffusion of new technologies.



Jillian Gordon is Director of Learning and Teaching in the Adam Smith Business School and member of the School Executive team. Her work focuses on the interplay of social enterprise, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. She is a board member on two key project delivery governance boards as part of the UofG campus re-development. Her work has been published in Human Relations, International Small Business Journal, Harvard Business History Review, Venture Capital, and Business History.


Nikhilesh is Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island  and founding co-editor of Markets, Globalization & Development Review (MGDR). He was a president of International the Society of Markets & Development. He is a core member of the Theory Building Research Program at Aalborg University. Nikhilesh's current research focuses on global social and cultural aspects of new media, sentient technologies, and socioeconomic transformations.


Tuija Mainela

Tuija is Professor of International Business at the University of Oulu, Finland. Her main research interests are industrial and international networks and their dynamics, social relationships in business and international entrepreneurship. Tuija published in journals, such as Journal of Business Venturing, Human Relations, International Journal of Management Reviews, Industrial Marketing Management, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Management Decision & Journal of International Entrepreneurship... learn more.

Oxana Gisca

Oxana is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at the University of Oulu’s Martti Ahtisaari Institute. Oxana received her MSc in Criminal Law at the University of the European Studies of Moldova. She has an extensive professional background, knowledge and expertise to implement the international standards, to provide strategic quality expertise. Oxana’s research focuses on how adoption and legitimation of new innovations in virtual technology are achieved by moving beyond current frontiers of organizational practice, consumer experience, service delivery processes and social networking.


Felix is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at University of Glasgow. He received his MSc in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology from Strathclyde Business School. During his studies, Felix has conducted research on emerging technologies (particularly augmented and virtual reality) and their potential to improve economic, environmental and social sustainability. Felix has prior to joining the LNETN project, worked as the managing director of a social enterprise in Germany. His research focuses on innovation and legitimation of newness in a specific company, Fintech, in Scotland.


Louis is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at Aalborg University Business School. He holds an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. Prior to accepting a place on the Horizon 2020 programme he worked as a consultant for a professional services firm in central London working with a range of businesses across multiple sectors. His research focuses on legitimation of newness in modern and traditional contexts.


Luiza Stein da Silva

Luiza is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at University of Halmstad. She received her MSc in Administration from the State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Luiza has extensive professional experience in the development of innovation systems, having worked especially in the coordination of programs to promote and develop new ventures and partnerships in technology-intensive sectors. Her research focuses on the legitimation of collaborative initiatives inserted in regional innovation systems.