PhD Position in Governing Information Sharing

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 31 Aug 2021

The PhD researcher will perform socio-technical research on governing trust in information sharing. One of the main challenges for information sharing is the lack of trust, control and certainty in data exchange. The rise of digital trust services (such as authentication and personal data wallets) provides new opportunities for improving trust in information sharing. However, we lack knowledge on how to integrate and govern trust services in and between existing domains, such as Standard Business Reporting. For instance, we know little about how to develop cross-domain governance models for trust services that can be used across various domains (e.g., government, finance, mortgages, pensions etc.).

Research methods can include design science research, surveys and case studies. The candidate will work as part of a national coalition led by Digicampus ( and collaborate with other researchers, policy-makers and technology experts from various organisations, including Logius, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Tax Office.

During the PhD, the candidate will conduct this research with the national coalition and prepare scientific articles presenting the research at conferences and in journals. To enable the candidate to do this successfully, TU Delft offers personal and professional training courses in the form of a graduate school, in which the candidate will participate. Furthermore, in addition to her/his scientific supervisors, the applicant will receive an independent senior research as mentor, to aid her personal career development.    

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