Copyright Evidence, a project run by the CREATe Centre at the University of Glasgow is in the process of developing a Wiki catalogue of empirical studies related to copyright and intellectual property issues. The project is seeking Interns to contribute in the development of this resource and in particular in its policy impact. Interns’ primary role will be the analysis of the platform and evidence sources with a focus on evidence-based policy implications and impact, together with the enhancement of the project with new catalogue entries. You can visit the platform here:
Work will be hourly paid with flexibility in the allocation of workload and tasks to facilitate interns. Participants will enjoy further benefits, gaining experience in conducting applied social science research and an opportunity to collaborate with experienced researchers. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend activities organized by CREATe, such as lectures and reading groups at the University of Glasgow, gaining further knowledge and experience related to academic research.
The work is expected to commence as soon as possible and at the latest by February 2016. Complete applications sent by January 8, 2016 will be treated favourably. Typically, interns will be expected to work for approximately 12 to 15 hours per week for four months initially, with the possibility of extension for another four-month period. Because the Wiki catalogue software is accessible online interns can work from home or anywhere else with an Internet connection.
We welcome applications from students and early career researchers from all disciplines. Policy-related working experience is desired and we will consider secondments. Interns will be expected to engage with copyright policy issues and social science methods. There is a particular interest in quantitative expertise in the team but we will consider a mix of skills. Applicants with prior experience related to policy/government reports on copyright, such as the ones written by the Intellectual Property Office and the European Commission, will be treated favourably.
For your preparation please visit the Wiki platform here www.CopyrightEvidence.org or search online for topical reports, such as the “Towards a modern, more European copyright framework” document. We are particularly interested in providing answers to the following policy questions: What has happened to IP infringement levels over time? What are the costs of copyright enforcement policy? What methods should IP policymakers use? What shapes infringing online behaviour? How UK and EU should design their copyright frameworks and what are their global implications?
To apply, please forward one document with: (i) your CV, (ii) a short statement of interest describing in no more than 100 words how your interests relate to copyright evidence and policy, and (iii) an indication of your availability/schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org (the subject title of your email should be: “Copyright Evidence Interns”).
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Dr Theodore Koutmeridis: Theodore.Koutmeridis(AT)glasgow.ac.uk
RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy
School of Law, University of Glasgow
How to cite The Copyright Evidence Wiki (available at www.CopyrightEvidence.org )
If you use material from CopyrightEvidence.org, please cite the resource appropriately:
Koutmeridis, T., Erickson, K., & Kretschmer, M. (Eds.). (2015). The Copyright Evidence Wiki: Empirical Evidence for Copyright Policy. www.CopyrightEvidence.org. CREATe Centre: University of Glasgow. Accessed dd/mm/yyyy.
When citing make explicit reference to the date when the platform was accessed, as the content is subject to revisions.