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Centre for Digital Trust and Society Seed Corn Showcase

The Centre for Digital Trust and Society (CDTS) is excited to present the CDTS Seed Corn Showcase. This event celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of the four research projects funded in our 2022-2023 Seed Corn Funding.

What is the CDTS Seed Corn Funding?

Each year, CDTS awards funding to cutting-edge research proposals that explore critical questions at the intersection of digital trust and society. The Seed Corn program helps nurture promising ideas, fostering the next generation of digital trust research through small research projects, scoping reviews and pilot studies, workshops, symposia, and research seminars/ presentations, or staff exchanges and other collaborative relationship development. Join us at this event to see how you can get involved and read about the successes and learnings from the previous funded projects.

What to expect at the Showcase:

  • Dive into the learnings and successes of the four funded projects.
  • Discover the exciting advancements made by these innovative researchers.
  • Learn how you can get involved in shaping the future of digital trust research.

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and exploration as we celebrate the future of digital trust!


  • Demanding justice in the Cloud: An analysis of punitive attitudes in social media for traditional and cyber-enabled crime | Dr Nicholas Trajtenberg Pareja (PI) and Mr Pablo Ezquerra Silva.
  • Rebuilding Democratic Discourse: Online Harms and Trust | Dr Mihaela Popa-Wyatt (PI), Dr Justina Berskyte, Prof Graham Stevens
  • Defining the acceptability of ‘safe’ data linkage to identify women at risk of postnatal complication in Greater Manchester | Dr Victoria Palin (PI), Prof Niels Peek, Prof Jenny Myers, Dr Anthony Wilson, Mr Bradley Quinn
  • Modern slavery and digitisation in ‘fast-fashion’ supply networks | Dr Jonathan Davies (PI), Prof Rose Broad, Dr Amy Benstead

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Connect with Digital Futures – Digital Trust and Security:

The University of Manchester's Centre for Digital Trust and Society was created to act as an access point to the University’s expertise in digital trust and security, and facilitate interactions between researchers and problem holders, and will deliver sustainable support for the wider community.

The Centre leads and delivers activity for the Digital Trust and Security theme within The University’s Digital Futures Research Platform. Digital Futures is a highly interdisciplinary network that operates across the whole range of the University’s digital research.

16 May 2024 14:30 - 17:00
Engineering Building A - Blended Theatre 1 (GA.056)
Booth Street East

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