This study was performed by computer scientists at CNRS, Inria Nancy-Grand Est, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, Microsoft Research, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania: David Adrian , Karthikeyan Bhargavan , Zakir Durumeric , Pierrick Gaudry , Matthew Green , J. Alex Halderman , Nadia Heninger , Drew Springall , Emmanuel Thomé , Luke Valenta , Benjamin VanderSloot , Eric Wustrow , Santiago Zanella-Beguelin , and Paul Zimmermann . The team can be contacted at weakd[email protected] .
In many disciplines, Western methods of conducting research are predominant.  Researchers are overwhelmingly taught Western methods of data collection and study. The increasing participation of indigenous peoples as researchers has brought increased attention to the lacuna in culturally-sensitive methods of data collection. Non-Western methods of data collection may not be the most accurate or relevant for research on non-Western societies. For example, " Hua Oranga " was created as a criterion for psychological evaluation in Māori populations, and is based on dimensions of mental health important to the Māori people – "taha wairua (the spiritual dimension), taha hinengaro (the mental dimension), taha tinana (the physical dimension), and taha whanau (the family dimension)".