The Dutch government is working on guidelines for the use of algorithms. In this project, Waag investigates whether these guidelines are practically applicable. Can the people who design the algorithms and those who have to work with them have a meaningful conversation about the technology that is being used? Do they have answers to the asked questions? With the results of the research, we are developing a first version of a guide for civil servants.

The research focuses on two specific cases: the processing of online declarations of internet scams by the police and the application 'Work Explorer' of the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV). We investigate whether the guidelines at the police and UWV are usable in the "workplace" and lead to meaningful insights and outcomes. The applications, actual use and the surrounding policy is not the subject of research, but offers a welcome practical, concrete context.

Results from this research can be found in this (Dutch) publication

Project duration

21 Sept 2019 - 31 Dec 2019




  • UWV
  • Politie
  • Ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid