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The Internet & Democracy Initiative

The Internet & Democracy Initiative will study problems that have widespread information and social media implications.

CLJE:Lab (Center for Labor and a Just Economy)

CLJE:Lab (Center for Labor and a Just Economy)

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

CLJE:Lab is the policy and legal innovation lab at Harvard Law School’s Center for Labor and a Just Economy – where our ideas for building worker power and strengthening democracy hit the ground.

Civic Tech Innovation Short Course, Wits School of Governance

This course will provide you with skills to develop an applied understanding of how to use technological platforms to enhance the interface between government and citizens in the delivery of services.

Ohio State Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA)

We seek to make democracy more deliberative – to empower people to talk across differences, find common ground, and build political change for the public good.

Design for America Studios

Studios are nodes of community, design education, and localized impact within university campuses across the U.S.

Citizen Clinic

Citizen Clinic

Berkeley, California, USA

Citizen Clinic is a public-interest cybersecurity clinic at UC Berkeley.

Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics

Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics

United States of America (the)

We are training the next generation of cyber leaders and safeguarding community organizations.

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Harvard Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA, USA

Research, ideas, and leadership for a more peaceful world.

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

At the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, change is in our DNA.

City AI Connect

City AI Connect

Johns Hopkins University

A global community for cities to learn about generative AI together, faster.

Stanford Deliberative Democracy Lab

Stanford Deliberative Democracy Lab

450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

The Deliberative Democracy Lab (formerly the Center for Deliberative Democracy), housed within the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling®.

Colaboratorio de Desenvolvimento e ParticipaçāoCo:Lab

O COLAB é um centro de pesquisa que atua também no desenvolvimento de software e na formação de pessoas.

#ISOJ

#ISOJ

Austin, TX

#ISOJ is the official research journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism. It features articles based on original research, methodologies relevant to the study of journalism and innovative technologies (online, tablets, mobile platforms, etc.), critical syntheses of research and theoretical perspectives on journalism today.

Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab)

Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab)

Stanford University, Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, USA

We pilot, build, and test solutions for compliance, mass adjudication, policy making, and government services

The Decidim ‘soft infrastructure’: democratic platforms and technological autonomy in Barcelona

Paper by Paolo Cardullo, Ramon Ribera-Fumaz, and Paco González Gil. "In this paper we focus on the platform’s ‘soft infrastructure’ – the network of developers, ethical hackers, academics, maintainers, advocates and activists, and city administrators but also the agreements with the city and the documentation produced – on its internal governance arrangements and the provincialising relationships these might entail."

NuLawLab

NuLawLab

Boston, MA

The NuLawLab is the interdisciplinary innovation laboratory at Northeastern University School of Law. We are leaders in the emerging global Legal Design movement.

The Centre for Excellence in e‑Governance Studies (eGovlab)

eGovlab is the Stockholm University Centre for Excellence in e-Governance Studies focused on driving European and International research collaboration for research and development in the area of IT in the Public Sector.

EUfactcheck.eu

EUfactcheck, an initiative of the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) fights misinformation about European policies and topics. Journalism students from all over Europe factcheck claims made by politicians and others and rate them.

Curricular Resource: Public Interest Data Literacy

Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit) at Georgia State University weds the skills of data literacy with the frameworks and tools of public interest technology.

Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP)

Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP)

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

The Center for Information Technology Policy is a nexus of expertise in technology, engineering, public policy, and the social sciences.

LSE Polis

LSE Polis

Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE

London School of Economics’ media think-tank in collaboration with the LSE’s Department of Media and Communications.

Cornell Tech

Cornell Tech

Cornell Tech

Cornell Tech is a graduate campus and research center of Cornell University, located on Roosevelt Island, Manhattan, in New York City.

Jacobs Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech

Making cities stronger, fairer, and more resilient through responsible technology.

Case Western Reserve Certificate in Data Sciences for Social Impact

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Case School of Engineering, two of Case Western Reserve University's top schools, have developed a Certificate in Data Sciences for Social Impact.

The Role of Community Engagement in Urban Innovation Towards the Co-Creation of Smart Sustainable Cities

"Findings from this study presents a developed model that can support community engagement for urban innovation by specifying factors that influences community engagement for smart sustainable city development." by Bokolo Anthony Jr.

Public Interest Technology University Network: Understanding the State of the Field in 2021

This report from Katharine Lusk and Azer Bestravos of Boston University evaluates of the state of the field across the 43 academic institutions that make up the Public Interest Technology University Network as of the summer of 2021, providing insight into the ways in which PIT-UN members are investing in its five priority areas, and sheds light on the state of the field more generally.

Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance

Academic center at the University of Canberra, Australia and publisher of the Journal of Deliberative Democracy

Empathy Helps Counter Hate Speech

A team of researchers led by Dominik Hangartner, IPL co-director and professor of public policy at ETH Zurich, has joined forces with colleagues at the University of Zurich to investigate what kind of messages could lead authors of hate speech to refrain from such postings in the future

Boston University Initiative on Cities

The Initiative on Cities serves as a hub for urban related research and teaching across Boston University. We engage with urban leaders, policymakers, academics, and students from around the world to work toward sustainable, just, and inclusive urban transformation.

Public Interest Technology, MS at Arizona State University

Do you have a passion for ensuring technology and innovation benefit society? Join this unique program and become a leader in examining and using technology for social good, whether in the public or private sector or in nonprofit organizations.

Journal of Deliberative Democracy

The Journal of Deliberative Democracy (formerly the Journal of Public Deliberation) is an open access journal publishing articles that shape the course of scholarship on deliberative democracy.

Immigration Policy Lab

Immigration Policy Lab

Stanford University, Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, USA

With branches at Stanford University and ETH Zurich, IPL is an international community of scholars dedicated to innovation in immigration policy.

Public Technology Leadership Collaborative

Public Technology Leadership Collaborative

Data & Society Research Institute, West 20th Street, New York, NY, USA

The Public Technology Leadership Collaborative (PTLC) is a new peer learning collective of scholars, researchers, and government leaders committed to addressing the social and cultural implications of data and technology.

Center for Human Services Research at University at Albany SUNY

CHSR is dedicated to developing empirically-based knowledge to improve the design and delivery of services that address social issues and meet community needs in the Capital region, across New York State, and across the United States.

Research Excellence Framework Impact case study database

Research Excellence Framework Impact case study database

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

"Documents put together by university departments that attempt to explain the reach of their research beyond academia."

NYU Public Safety Lab

NYU Public Safety Lab

New York University

Using data + social science to support communities' efforts to improve equity and efficiency in public safety outcomes

Responsible Computing Challenge

Responsible Computing Challenge

Mountain View, CA, USA

The Responsible Computing Challenge - supported by the Mellon Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, USAID, Mozilla - fund academic teams that combine faculty and practitioners from Computing, Humanities, Library and Information Science, and Social Science fields in order to reimagine how the next generation of technologists will be educated.

Task Force: Digital Organizing at HIIG

The task force Digital Organizing is a group of researchers who study the implications of digital practices for the processes of organizing.

The Social Media Listening Center at Clemson University

Opening in early 2012, The Social Media Listening Center at Clemson University is an interdisciplinary, cutting-edge laboratory that seeks to monitor, measure, and engage in social media conversations from across the web.

Big Local News

Big Local News

450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Empowering journalists with data, tools and collaborations

Coalition for Independent Technology Research

Our mission is to advance, defend, and sustain the right to ethically study the impact of technology on society.

Justice Media co-Lab

The Justice Media co-Lab at Boston University provides the programmatic structure to train a new generation of computational investigative journalists equipped to leverage the power of computing and data science to advance justice and transparency.

Hub for Civic Tech Impact

The Hub for Civic Tech Impact at Boston University convenes many of the research and educational programs that focus on the design, analysis, and development of computing and data science methods and systems operating within the context of legal, societal, economic, and public policy frameworks.

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