You are being invited to participate in a research study titled Multidisciplinary Innovation for Social Change that runs between 1/9/2019 until 31/9/2023. In this project, we study Public Sector Innovation (PSI) Initiatives in 37 countries in and outside the European Union. By analysing best practices and sharing these examples, we aim to build a network of PSI initiatives and develop a ‘pan European PSI lab’ that could support other PSI initiatives. The project is carried out by researchers from the SHIINE research consortium in which almost 40 countries collaborate.

To understand how PSI initiatives look like and function, we did a preliminary research online and found your organisation. We would like to ask you a couple of questions about your organisation, the types of innovation and the management of innovation. This questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes of your time. Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. You are free to omit any question as well. The results of this study will be shared with you afterwards and could for example be used to improve your organisation. We also invite you to became part of our network of PSI labs. 

We believe there are no known risks associated with this research study; however, as with any online related activity the risk of a breach is always possible. To the best of our ability your answers in this study will remain confidential. We will minimize any risks by anonymising the data, by coding the results. The raw data will be stored in a secure database and the anonymised data will be made accessible for researchers, by storing it on the DANS website that ensures open access and accessibility. 

The Ethical Committee from Hanze University of Applied Sciences has scrutinised and approved this questionnaire, the use and storage of the data and questions regarding the privacy of the respondents.


If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Meister Broekema