Will ensure compliance with the ‘ethics requirements’ set out in this work package.
Preparation of the protocol for data collection from workers and submission for approval to the competent Ethical Boards. At the same time the General Assembly will define a short list of SMEs to be contacted for involvement in the project.
Subsequently in 6 selected SMEs a comprehensive baseline assessment of the workers’ mental health and quality of experience will be performed including psychological and physiological measures by means of questionnaires and wearable devices (smartwatches), taking into account the multiple facets of mental health (WP2). Together a baseline analysis of the work environment and organization in the same SMEs will be run by means of field observations, focus group interviews and organizational subjective, objective and network indicators, involving workers, managers and CEOs.
Data collection and storing will be supported along the entire project duration by electronic tools (online forms and web applications) and by a central data repository. An integrated analysis of all the baseline data collected will be performed adopting the SHEL model, and producing the requirements for technology development of the MindBot platform as well as the reference data for the final assessments.
The single technological components of the MindBot platform will be designed and prototyped.