The International Center for Information Ethics is an academic community dedicated to the advancement of the field of information ethics. ICIE is a platform for an intercultural exchange of ideas and information regarding worldwide teaching and research in the field. It provides an opportunity for community and collaboration between colleagues practicing and teaching in the field. It provides news regarding ongoing activities by various organizations involved in the shared goals of information ethics. ICIE has organized and co-organised symposia since 2001 and publishes a book series in cooperation with W. Fink Verlag, Munich-Paderborn (Germany). ICIE has published the International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) quarterly since 2004. Participation and membership in the community is free of charge. The success of the ICIE community is dependant on the efforts and participation of those involved in its formation and continual growth. It is through the sharing of related interests and knowledge with others that ICIE thrives.
The African Network for Information Ethics (ANIE) was established in partnership between ICIE, UNESCO, the government of South Africa, and a number of universities in 2007 under the Tshwane declaration. ICIE has supported ANIE's research in partnership with them for over ten years.
Supported by ICIE, the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE) was established in 2012 at the University of Pretoria in collaboration with the South African Department of Communications, UNESCO and various universities across Africa.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) develops international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. ICIE has collaborated with UNESCO and IFAP through ACEIE and looks forward to a lasting partnership with them supporting the Information For All Program.
The Interdisciplinary Studies Department of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada has partnered with ICIE in the development of a curriculum for an Information Ethics course to be taught by Professor Geoffrey Rockwell.
Tubingen houses the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW), an interdisciplinary research centre on ethics of science, and the Tübingen Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies, a platform engaged in the exploration of the intellectual challenges of the Global South.