26 June 2023 - CETEM News

CETEM participates in the preparation of the CEN Workshop Agreement

CETEM participates in the preparation of the CWA standard on Action-Research guidelines for large-scale pilots.

Within the framework of the Pharaon project on large-scale pilots for active and healthy aging, work is underway to develop a CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) standard to define the role of the Action Research concept in the deployment of large-scale pilots. The standard aims to identify key stakeholders and outline the steps required in the Action Research methodology, including planning, pre-validation, deployment, data collection, and analysis.



CWA standards are issued by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) to facilitate the development of European standards through a flexible and open working platform that allows any company or research centre to contribute to the consensus-building process at the European level.



CETEM is involved in the preparation of this CWA standard as the coordinator of the Pharaon pilot project being carried out in the region of Murcia. The project involves the deployment of a new telecare service for heart failures patients of the SMS, the public health service of the region, in collaboration with the Technical University of Cartagena, MIWEnergy, Indra-Minsait, and Robotnik.



This CWA standard will provide guidance on ethical considerations and address challenges and solutions related to data management, communication, and collaboration among stakeholders. It will specify the key competencies of the researchers involved and ways to ensure the sustainability and scalability of the results through Action Research.


While primarily intended for use by researchers and project managers, this workshop can also be useful for other stakeholders, such as healthcare professionals, ethics committees, and technology providers.



For more information about this initiative, please visit the European Committee for Standardization’s website.




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