Mixed Reality Laboratory


Databox project is a new £1.5M EPSRC project led by Dr. Hamed Haddadi (QMUL) in collaboration with Dr. Richard Mortier (University of Cambridge) and Professors Derek McAuley, Chris Greenhalgh, and Andy Crabtree (University of Nottingham).

In this project we will explore the development of the Databox as means of enhancing accountability and giving individuals control over the use of their personal data.

The Databox envisions an open-source personal networked device, augmented by cloud-hosted services, that collates, curates, and mediates access to an individual’s personal data by verified and audited third party applications and services. The Databox will form the heart of an individual’s personal data processing ecosystem, providing a platform for managing secure access to data and enabling authorised third parties to provide the owner with authenticated services, including services that may be accessed while roaming outside the home environment.

The Databox project will run for 3 years and starts in October 2016. It is funded by EPSRC, Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in the Digital Economy theme. Industry partners include the BBC, BT, Microsoft Research, and Telefonica. The project is also supported by the Internet Society, Cornell Tech, and the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute. The open source platform and app ecosystem code will appear on the repository on GitHub. Please also join our community forum/mailing list


Funding Information

Databox is supported by the following Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grants:

Project Team

Mixed Reality Laboratory
Anthony Brown
Andy Crabtree
James Colley
Chris Greenhalgh
Tom Lodge
Tom Rodden

Horizon Institute
Derek McAuley
Dominic Price

See full list of project members.

Contact Details

For more information, please contact Andy Crabtree.

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Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk