Get involved!

Are you a student, researcher or organisation with an interest in ETHOS Lab? Then you should consider joining us or starting a collaboration. Read more about the different options below.

Affiliate with the research group
If you are interested in becoming a part of the research group in the ETHOS Lab please write Co-Head of Lab Rachel Douglas-Jones at

Organisational collaboration
If you represent an organisation and wish to begin a collaboration or learn more about what value ETHOS Lab might represent for you, please write Co-Head of Lab Rachel Douglas-Jones at or read more here.

Junior researchers, volunteers and community members

ETHOS Lab is looking for members who are interested in contributing to the work we do in the lab and building the community. At the same time, we offer members a chance of developing their skills and competencies. At ETHOS, we view members as competent individuals with unique sets of skills, and we strive to engage members in activities that suit their interests and skillsets.

There are three ways you can become affiliated with ETHOS Lab. You can become a Junior Researcher, Volunteer or a Community Member.

Junior Researchers are students who do a project in the lab. They do research projects within themes of their own choosing and are invited into a research community of researchers from ETHOS affiliated research groups and other Lab members and staff. The project can be related to a course or an individual project or thesis for which the student will receive ECTS point, but it does not have to. As a Junior Researcher, you are expected to spend a minimum of three hours a week in the lab working on the research project and attending the bi-weekly staff meeting. In return, you are given access to the lab’s resources and tools, expertise, workshops, insight into the internal workings of the lab and the chance to influence its development. 

Being a Junior Researcher in ETHOS entails, here are the main points of expectations and responsibilities.  As a Junior Researcher, we expect that you:

  • Participate in the bi-weekly lab meeting (TBA)
  • Present your work (for feedback from faculty and other JRs) on your project at our informal Pitch & Play sessions
  • Write a blog post during or just after the completion of your JR project
  • Help out with volunteer tasks in the lab

In addition to sparring with faculty researchers and the ETHOS community about your project, we offer the lab space as a place to work (and hang out), the first bid at relevant academic events, access to software and workshops, and a great community of people dedicated to critical and experimental inquiry about the role of data and technology in society.

Volunteers are students with an interest in doing voluntary work in the lab in order to get extracurricular activities on their CV. This could be gathering data from our social media platforms, helping us write the monthly newsletter etc. Volunteers will be invited to data sprints, social activities and other exclusive events we host in the lab. They are also welcome to use the lab facilities.

Community Members will be on the ETHOS Lab mailing list and be invited to social activities and other exclusive events we host in the lab. Community Members are more loosely connected to the lab than the junior researchers since they are not a part of the staff and they are not required to put in any hours in the lab. We invite you to become a community member if you share our interests in data, digital methods etc. and wish to gain insights into a research lab.

If either of these roles sounds like something that would be interesting for you, send an e-mail to Marie Blønd at

How to apply for the Junior Researcher position
Please send a 1-page motivated application to by 12:00 on 25 September 2020. The application should explain why you want to apply (motivation) and contain a description of your project idea. If the project is ECTS related, please include the name of your supervisor. In addition, you may also add which relevant skills/- knowledges you bring to the lab and community.
For planning purposes, we ask you to submit an overview of your weekly schedule.
ETHOS Lab is an interdisciplinary and diverse space and students from all study programmes are welcome.