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Collaborative research programs dedicated to investigate the relations between technology and civic engagement and other challenges around concepts like citizenship, participation, and democracy.

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The Impact and Opportunities of Generative AI in Fact-Checking

Paper by ROBERT WOLFE and TANUSHREE MITRA, University of Washington, United States

Open Data on GitHub: Unlocking the Potential of AI

Academic analysis of open data on Github finds it's "one of the largest hosts of open data in the world and has experienced an accelerated growth of open data assets over the past four years."

#ISOJ

#ISOJ

Austin, TX

#GotaGoGama, which criticized Gotabaya's candidacy and highlighted human rights abuses.

Digitalization in Disaster Risk Reduction: The Use of Smartphones to Enhance the Safety of Informal Settlements in Iringa, Tanzania

The aim of this study was to assess the current use of smartphones by the masons of the informal settlements of Iringa, Tanzania, and to identify pathways for improving their construction practices.

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."

Do Open Data Impact on Citizens’ Behaviours?

This study by Yuya Shibuya empirically analyzes the impacts of open data on behavioral change by investigating the case of Taiwan.

The state of Civic Tech Research in Africa: An Evidence Map

The state of Civic Tech Research in Africa: An Evidence Map

South Africa (South Africa, Afrika-Borwa, Suid-Afrika)

The Evidence Mapping project aimed to create a common, up-to-date evidence/ knowledge base about civic tech in the African context, to improve support, decision-making and advocacy in relation to civic tech (including more broadly civil society innovation, tech for good and digital governance).

Tile2Net

Tile2Net

United States of America (the)

"an end-to-end open-source framework for creating georeferenced pedestrian networks from aerial imagery"

Journal of Deliberative Democracy (previously the Journal of Public Deliberation)

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.

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.

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

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."

A citywide experiment testing the impact of geographically targeted, high-pay-off vaccine lotteries

"We implemented a pre-registered, citywide experiment to test the effects of three high-pay-off, geographically targeted lotteries designed to motivate adult Philadelphians to get their COVID-19 vaccine...we do not detect evidence of any overall benefits."

Designing Digital Participatory Budgeting Platforms: Urban Biking Activism in Madrid

Investigating the empirical case of urban biking activists in Madrid, we explore how the design of the digital platform Decide Madrid impacted the collaborative practices involved in digital participatory budgeting.

Artificial Intelligence in the City: Building Civic Engagement and Public Trust

A collection of essays edited by Ana Brandusescu and Jess Reia featuring essays from participants of the AI in the City: Building Civic Engagement and Public Trust symposium that took place remotely on February 10, 2022.

Matching to Categories: Learning and Compliance Costs in Administrative Processes

Research with Code for America on CalFresh, by Donald Moynihan, Eric Giannella, Pamela Herd, and Julie Sutherland finds "hard evidence on the barriers administrative burdens pose."

AI Initiative

AI Initiative

Cambridge, MA, USA

The AI Initiative is dedicated to shaping the global policy framework to govern the rise of Artificial Intelligence, addressing holistically short-, mid- and long-term governance challenges.

AI Now Institute

AI Now Institute

New York City, NY, USA

The AI Now Institute at New York University is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence.

AI for Good Foundation

The AI for Good Foundation engages on a number of fronts in order to continuously serve its core mission.

The Reporters’ Lab

The Reporters’ Lab

Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

The Reporters’ Lab is a center for journalism research in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Our core projects focus on fact-checking, but we also do occasional research about trust in the news media and other topics.

Journal of Online Trust and Safety

Journal of Online Trust and Safety

Stanford University, Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, USA

The Journal of Online Trust and Safety is a cross-disciplinary, open access, fast peer-review journal that publishes research on how consumer internet services are abused to cause harm and how to prevent those harms.

LSE Cities

LSE Cities

Clement's Inn, London, United Kingdom

LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, graduate and executive education and outreach activities in London and abroad.

Citizen Data Lab Amsterdam

Citizen Data Lab Amsterdam

Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), Weesperzijde, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A research lab that addresses local issues through participatory data practices: methods, approaches and tools for co-creation to learn about and through data.

CivLab

CivLab

Lehigh University, Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA, USA

CivLab is a suite of complementary projects and design-thinking that revolve around the concepts of citizenship, civics, and engagement.

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, Canada

The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.

Civic Signals

Civic Signals

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Civic Signals aims to inspire and connect designers and technologists to build more flourishing, public-friendly digital spaces.

The Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

The Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA

To understand digital media’s influence on national dialogue and opinion, and to develop sound solutions to disinformation.

The Project on Democracy and the Internet

The Project on Democracy and the Internet

450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

To field-leading study of the challenges that democracy faces in the digital age and what reforms are needed

Centro Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sobre Internet (CLISI)

Centro de Investigaciones y actividades academicas en torno a entornos digitales

The Project on Governing the Digital Public Sphere

To support the Yale Information Society Project’s work on how law should regulate and social media companies should govern the digital public sphere

Data & Policy Journal

Data & Policy is a peer-reviewed, open access venue dedicated to the potential of data science to address important policy challenges.

NYU Visualization and Data Analytics Research Center (VIDA)

The Visualization and Data Analytics Research Center at NYU consists of computer scientists who work closely with domain experts to apply the latest advances in computing to problems of critical societal importance, and simultaneously generate hypotheses and methods that new data sources and data types demand.

The Center for Social Media and Politics

The Center for Social Media and Politics

70 Washington Square South, NY, New York 10012, USA

To directly study the impact of social media on politics and to develop new methods and technology tools to analyze the impact of social media on democracy.

Beeck Center

Beeck Center

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation was founded in 2014 to provide training and experiential opportunities for students, faculty, and global leaders to enact solution-based social change.

City Science Network

City Science Network

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT City Science has developed an international network of cooperative City Science Labs

Common Cents Lab

Common Cents Lab

Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Solutions that aim to increase the financial well-being for low- to moderate-income people living in the United States

mySociety Research

mySociety Research

483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS United Kingdom

Investigates the impact of Civic Technology tools: those we produce ourselves, and those from the wider community.

The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life

The impact of the digital information environment — especially the influence of social media

MIT GOV/LAB

MIT GOV/LAB

30 Wadsworth Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

The MIT GOV/LAB is a group of political scientists focusing on innovation in citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

Décider ensemble

Décider ensemble

128 rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75003, Paris, France

Décider ensemble met en place des échanges sous forme de groupes de réflexion à travers l’organisation de colloques, matinées de questionnements, formations et événements annuels

Acumen Academy (formerly Plus Acumen)

Offers world-class online courses that empower you to think differently, learn collaboratively and join a global community of learners and doers with a burning desire to change the world.

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