1999 - 2018



The ICIE was created in 1999 by Rafael Capurro. It began as a small group of friends and colleagues but very quickly developed into an international and intercultural platform including a community of over 300 members from all over the world.  In 2001 a cooperation agreement was set up with the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany) which provided a new design for the website as well as management support. ICIE organises and co-organises symposia since 2001/2002 and publishes a book series in cooperation with W. Fink Verlag, Munich-Paderborn (Germany). Since 2004 ICIE publishes the International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE)

ICIE is run by Jared Bielby (Canada) and Rachel Fischer (South Africa) since 2018 hosted at https://www.i-c-i-e.org/



May 20, 2017

Research in information ethics is done in universities (see Teaching) as well as in national and international institutions. Some of them engage themselves in different kinds of activities. This overview offers a selection of institutions doing research in information ethics and related fields. For other resources See: Publications).

Institutions Sponsoring ICIE

The African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics , University of Pretoria, South Africa
Augsburg University Professur für Christliche Sozialethik, Germany
Buscher Media Baden-Baden, Germany
Institut für Digitale Ethik Stuttgart Media University, Germany
quiBiq.de Internet-Handels-Plattform, Stuttgart, Germany
VolkswagenStiftung, Germany
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA) Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies
ZKM Center for Art and Media, Germany

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
Informationsethik.net 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
Surveillance Studies.org

Research Institutions in the Field of 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
Onlineethics.org 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)
globethics.net: A Global Network of Institutions Involved in Applied Ethic
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
Libr.org: 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

Last update: April 28, 2018

Copyright © 2018 by Rafael Capurro, all rights reserved. This text may be used and shared in accordance with the fair-use provisions of U.S. and international copyright law, and it may be archived and redistributed in electronic form, provided that the author is notified and no fee is charged for access. Archiving, redistribution, or republication of this text on other terms, in any medium, requires the consent of the author.

Back to Digital Library
Homepage Research Activities
Publications Teaching Interviews