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Research in information ethics is done in universities (see Teaching) as well as in national and international institutions. Intitutions support a variety of initiatives, engaging in different kinds of activities and research for the field. This overview offers a selection of institutions doing research in information ethics and related fields. For further resources, see Publications.



Professional Societies and Networks in the Field of Information Ethics


ANIE: African Network for Information Ethics


ACM/SIGCAS: Association for Computing, Special Interest Group on Computers and Society


CPSR: Computer Professionals for Social Responsiblity


Digital Enlightenment Forum


Digital Ethics Lab (Oxford University)


GI: Gesellschaft für Informatik, Fachbereich Informatik und Gesellschaft, Fachgruppe Informatik und Ethik.


Global Network Initiative by Oliver Bendel


IACAP: International Association for Computing and Philosophy


INSEIT: International Society for Ethics and Information Technology


IBR: Internet Bill of Rights


Internet und Gesellschaft <Co:llaboratory>


The Korea Society of Internet Ethics (KSIE)


LiSS: Living in Surveillance Societies (COST Action IS0807)


RELEI: Red Latinoamericana de Etica de la Información


Responsible Robotics


Roboethics info Database




Research Institutions in the Field of Information Ethics

African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics


Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft


Beyond Humanism Network


CAEPP: Centre for Applied Ethics and Public Policy, Charles Sturt University, Australia


CBIE: Center for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University, Japan


CCSR: Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK


Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC), Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüne­burg, Germany


Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, Loyola University Chicago, USA


Centre for Internet and Human Rights, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)


Centre of Excellence for Ethics and Technology: 3TU, The Netherlands


CGHR Centre of Governance and Human Rights: ICTs and Human Rights Research Project, University of Cambridge, UK.


Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA


Institute for Ethics & Emergent Technologies


CEST: Center for Ethics of Science and Technology, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


IEG: Research Group on the Philosophy of Information, Oxford University, UK


The Internet of Things Council


IZEW: Interfakultäres Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften, Universität Tübingen, Germany


Netzwerk Medienethik, München, Germany The Online Ethics Centre at Case Western Reserve University, USA


RCCS: The Research Center on Computing & Society, Southern Connecticut State University, USA


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA): Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies


The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (UK)


NETMundial Initiative, UNESCO, WSIS


NETMundial Initiative


UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP)


UNESCO Observatory on the Information Society


UNESCO: Communication and Information


WSIS: Official Website of the World Summit on the Information Society



Other Selected Institutions


ALA: American Library Association, Office for Intellectual Freedom


AoIR: Association of Internet Researchers


APC: The Association for Progressive Communications


APPE: The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics


ASIST: American Society for Information Science and Technology


Berkman: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School


CDT: Center for Democracy and Technology, Washington D.C., USA


Center for Health Policy & Ethics, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA


CIPR: Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA


Cybergeography: Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, UK


Creighton’s Health Care Ethics Resources, Creighton University, USA.


DSW: Deutscher Server Wirtschaftsethik, Germany


EBEN: European Business Ethics Network


EFF: Electronic Frontier Foundation


EGE: European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, European Commission


ELDIS: Eldis Gateway to Development Information, including Eldis ICT for Development Resource Guide.

EPIC: Electronic Privacy Information Center, USA


FFII: Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure


FIFF: Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung e.V., Germany


Forum social mundial


Foundations of Information Ethics (FINE), Kyoto, Japan


FOIA: Freedom of Information Act, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA


FUNREDES: Fundación Redes y Desarrollo


Global Ethics Network (Carnegie Council) A Global Network of Institutions Involved in Applied Ethics


IBPE: Institute for Business & Professional Ethics, DePaul University, Chicago, USA


ICRAC: International Committee for Robot Arms Control


IEEE-ETAP: Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


IEEE-SSIT: The Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


IFIP: International Federation for Information Processing


IFJ: International Federation of Journalists


IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE)


Institute of Network Cultures Amsterdam, The Netherlands


INSNA: International Network for Social Network Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Internet Monitor Dashboard


ISOC: The Internet Society


Joint Research Project on Cultural Ecology, Japan


KnowNet Initiative: Knowledge Networking in Developing Countries


LCA: Laboratory for the Culture of the Artificial, University of Urbino, Italy Library related websites with social orientation


Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, USA


OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media


OEC: Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science


RCSS: Research Center on Computing and Society, Southern Connecticut State University, USA


SGR: Scientists for Global Responsibility


Societas Ethica


SPT: Society for Philosophy and Technology


Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society


St. James Ethics Centre, Australia


UNRISD United Nations Research Institute for Social Development


WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization




W3C-WAI: Web Accessibility Initiative


Wiki Law

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