The Engine Room is an international organisation supporting civil society in using tech and data strategically, responsibly and effectively for social justice.

We’re doing a research project to identify possible pathways for collaboration between those in the data and digital rights community, and those working on social justice issues that are heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the digital emergency unleashed by it. We’re looking at four regions (US, Europe, Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa) and our findings will be published later this year in a report shared with funders, activists and researchers across these regions.

If you work with social justice or digital rights movements or communities, or across different movements as a connector or ‘bridge’, we’d love to speak with you.


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Could researchers working for The Engine Room get in touch with you to schedule an interview about your work? This would strengthen our research and support us in identifying more possibilities for collaboration across different communities. The interview would take approximately one hour. We are committed to a justice-based approach to research, so we provide a stipend of 50USD to interviewees from small nonprofits and grassroots groups to compensate for their time.
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We will keep the answers to this form on servers that we control for six months, after which time your personal data, including name and email address, will be deleted. Your answers will only be accessed by The Engine Room researchers for the purposes of this research, and will not be shared with other people or organisations, for any purpose. At any time, you have a right to request the information we hold on you, and we will provide this to you within a month of you asking. If you would like to do this, email us on
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