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What’s that you say? I haven’t tweeted in a few days about this AMAZING JOB w @AutisticaUK & @turinginst that I’d love for you to apply for or share with anyone you know?

GO ON THEN. A thread about our values and project outcomes! 🌟🙌🏿🙌🏾👩🏻‍💻👩🏿‍💻👨🏼‍💻👨🏾‍💻😬🥰💖🥳

The values are attached as a pdf to the job description linked above. Here’s the direct link: turing.ac.uk/sites/default/…

Before I dig into them I want to give a quick shout out to Georgia Aitkenhead who wrote the first draft based on our long conversations. THANK YOU Georgia!
The values are only loosely ordered. Don’t read too much into which ones come first etc. They’re ALL important.

When you apply for the job PLEASE address the values in your cover letter. It’s an essential requirement that you have a commitment to these values.

Now, I hate the term impact because its been ruined by the marketisation of academia via the REF. But in this context impact means we are committed to doing work that positively impacts #Autistic people's lives as quickly as possible.

This project will be built in deep collaboration with the #Autistic #CitizenScience contributors.

This value is heavily inspired and informed by the #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs philosophy from #DisabilityRights advocacy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_A…

We'll explain our aims and motivations at the start and stay in contact with our community regarding future collaborations, who has access to the data, and WHY they're working with it. (And ensure contributors can revoke consent for these extensions as they prefer).

We will maintain the highest ethical standards of #DataManagement and #DataProtection. We will build accessible and transparent consent models - in collaboration with the #Autistic #CitizenScientists to ensure these are clear and meet their needs.

While the data will be available under managed access, all code and protocols will be build openly and shared with an #OpenSource license to permit the highest levels of adoption, re-use and improvement.

We are committed to #equity for all. All members of the project will be expected to recognise and identify barriers to inclusion and actively work to remove them. We will build and maintain a community that is supportive of difference.

We will not tolerate #bullying or #harassment. We will ensure that all community members have accessible pathways to report unacceptable conduct. No member of the team is above the requirement to treat each other with #respect and #acceptance.
A lot of these values are overlapping. They all define ways of working to ensure an #Open and #Participatory community where everyone is welcome.

What I love about these is how - when I re-read them - I can see so clearly the ways they will empower us to build and grow our team.
The same document has our outcomes:

✨ Online #CitizenScientist platform
✨ Curated #FAIR dataset
✨ Two (hopefully overlapping) #Communities (#CitizenScientists and #Developers)
✨ A few suggested publications to share what we've learned

The postholder will have a lot to be working on! And it's all #participatory so the exact work will have to be designed, and developed.

But the core values are fixed. We stand together.

(The exact wording can be adjusted if they're badly phrased - please send any suggestions!!)
The deadline for job applications is JANUARY 17.

Please let me know if you have any questions. And please share widely!!

Here's a thread of threads about the post that I've written over the last couple of weeks:
Quick note: I messed up in this thread by not adding alt-text to the screenshots. (Pretty sad to do that in a thread focused on inclusion!)

I'm really sorry about that.

If you can't see the pictures, they're screenshots of the text in the values doc: turing.ac.uk/sites/default/…
So you don't need to see the images. I was just adding them for emphasis, and I'm really very sorry again for not appropriately adding a text description to them.

Here's a great blog post explaining why it sucks to tweet pictures of text: blog.adrianroselli.com/2014/12/dont-t…
And here's some guidance on how to add alt-text to your images on twitter: help.twitter.com/en/using-twitt…

and a news article about it: independent.co.uk/life-style/gad…
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