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Research and policy centers

AI for Good Foundation

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

AI Initiative

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.

cat-icon Cambridge, MA, USA

AI Now

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

Analyst Institute

Collaborating with progressive organizations and Democratic campaigns around the US to measure & increase the impact of their programs.

Association of Internet Researchers

The Association of Internet Researchers is a member-based, academic association dedicated to the promotion of critical and scholarly Internet research independent from traditional disciplines and existing across academic borders.

Center for an Informed Public

To resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse.

cat-icon The Information School, Mary Gates Hall, Northeast Grant Lane, Seattle, Washington, USA

Center for an Urban Future

Center for an Urban Future is a catalyst for smart and sustainable policies that reduce inequality, increase economic mobility, and grow the economy in NYC.

Centro Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sobre Internet

Centro de Investigaciones y actividades academicas en torno a entornos digitales

cat-icon Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela

Chatham House Commission on Democracy and Technology

Chatham House is establishing a Commission on Democracy and Technology in Europe to help investigate the nexus of technological change and the future of democratic governance.

cat-icon 10 St James's Square, London, UK

CITRIS – Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society

CITRIS (The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges.

Civic Signals

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

cat-icon The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

CivLab

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

cat-icon Lehigh University, Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Common Cents Lab

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

cat-icon Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Data & Society

Data & Society is a research institute focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development.

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

Data61

We collaborate with governments to facilitate better discovery of data, to make data available while protecting privacy, and to perform advanced analytics on data.

cat-icon Australia

Décider ensemble

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

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

Deliberative Media Initiative Lab

assessing and analyzing the current state of media and prescribing technologies, practices, and ethics that might foster and promote deliberation

cat-icon University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Digital Civil Society Lab

Helping civil society organizations use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively.

cat-icon Stanford University, Serra Mall, Stanford, California, USA

Edinburgh Futures Institute

Teams of researchers will work with up to 350 partner organisations on a range of topics and themes, including how data-driven innovation can improve public services in the region, the role of artificial intelligence and the ethics of data.

cat-icon Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Emerson Engagement Lab

We are an applied research lab dedicated to innovating the ways people participate in civic life and expanding the study of citizenship in a digital era.

Fundación Avina

Fundación Avina is a Latin American foundation created in 1994 and focused on producing the large-scale changes necessary for sustainable development by fostering collaborative processes among leaders from different sectors, thereby contributing toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Global Disinformation Index

We have designed a neutral, independent and transparent index to assess news websites on their risk of carrying disinformation.

GovEx Center for Government Excellence

GovEx at Johns Hopkins successfully helps governments effectively use data in order to make informed decisions on services that improve people’s lives.

HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law)

User-friendly justice. With data and technology we co-create high quality justice based on what we need now.

cat-icon Fluwelen Burgwal 582511, The Hague, The Netherlands

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

ITIF is a think tank focusing on critical issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy.

cat-icon 1101 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005, USA

Institute of Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro

studies the impact and future of technology in Brazil and in the world

cat-icon Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Instituto Update

Instituto Update is an institute of intelligence and technology that works to strengthen the ecosystem of political innovation in Latin America.

cat-icon Brazil

LSE Cities

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.

cat-icon Clement's Inn, London, United Kingdom

Media Research & Action Project (MRAP)

The Media Research & Action Project’s (MRAP) mission is to strengthen progressive social movements working toward social justice and inclusive, participatory democracy.

MIT GOV/LAB

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

cat-icon 30 Wadsworth Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

mySociety

mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to invent and popularise websites and apps that enable citizens around the world to exert power over institutions and decision makers.

Norman Lear Center

Studying & Shaping the Impact of Entertainment & Media on Society

cat-icon USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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.

cat-icon New York University

Oxford Internet Institute

A multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.

cat-icon University of Oxford, 1 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3JS, UK

PeaceTech Living Learning Community

Exploring the intersection of peace-building and technology—critically reflecting on the social impact of technology and fostering the creation of “tech for good.”

cat-icon Waterloo, ON, Canada

Planning Resource

Find news, appeals decisions & best practice for development management & strategic planners on PlanningResource

Project for Placemaking

Our placemaking blog connects people who share a passion for public spaces to ideas and issues, news, places, and events that have come out of the placemaking movement.

Protestinstitut

Das Institut für Protest- und Bewegungsforschung (ipb) will der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung zu Protesten, sozialen Bewegungen und ihrem Wechselverhältnis zur Demokratie einen Ort geben.

cat-icon Berlin

Smart Growth America

Smart growth is a way to build cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.

Survey of Mayors

The Only Nationally Representative Survey of American Mayors

Techtopia

Techtopia is a multidisciplinary research and teaching initiative that brings together Harvard students and faculty around the biggest issues in tech today.

The Annenberg Innovation Lab (AnnLab)

The Annenberg Innovation Lab is a curious, creative and committed Think & Do Tank at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

cat-icon 3502 Watt Way, ASC 104 Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281

The Center for Communication and Civic Renewal

To support the development of tools to study state and regional communication systems

cat-icon Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life

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

cat-icon Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
cat-icon 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

The Center for Social Media and Politics

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.

cat-icon 70 Washington Square South, NY, New York 10012, USA

The Centers for Civic Impact

Empowering the public sector through expertise, training, research, and collaboration.

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto

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.

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

The Civic Data Design Lab

“Big data” will not change the world unless it is collected and synthesized into tools that have a public benefit.

The Engine Room

We are an international organisation that helps activists, organisations, and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase their impact.

The Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

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

cat-icon 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA

The Project on Democracy and the Internet

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

cat-icon 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA