The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers is a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with focus on interdisciplinary research regarding the broad range of issues around internet and society.

The Network aims to increase interoperability between participating centers in order to facilitate knowledge exchange, realize synergies, and collectively confront transnational issues on a global level. A number of internationally recognized research institutions are currently exploring a wide range of important issues concerning the Internet and related technologies. Representing diverse disciplines, methodologies, and viewpoints, these institutions seek to analyse and understand the interrelationship between these technologies and society. In the process, they grapple with a variety of topics of both domestic and global importance, including policy, regulation and governance, human behavior and social impact, new markets and business models, intellectual property, privacy, and security, and many other issues. However, while many of these inquiries call for international and interdisciplinary exploration, at present, research and engagement activities are loosely coordinated at best. The Network seeks to facilitate such coordination by initiating and pursuing joint research activities and events.

Inaugural Steering Committee Members

Further Readings


Date/Time Event
12.10.2017 - 13.10.2017
All Day
Algorithmic Decision Making and its Human Rights Implications
Sirius Minds, Berlin
25.04.2014 - 26.04.2014
9:00 - 16:00
Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance Models, Mechanisms and Issues
15:00 - 19:00
International Seminar on Internet Governance – Preparatory to NETmundial
9:00 - 13:30
NoC Regional Conference Germany 2013
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Room E25, Berlin
8:30 - 19:30
Chances and Risks of Social Participation
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V., Berlin
All Day
NoC Regional Con Turkey: ICT, Law, and Innovation
Hilton Convention Center, Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul

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