• Political Volatility

    Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Scott Hale, Dr Chico Camargo, Dr Myrto Pantazi, Professor Peter John

    This project seeks to quantify trends and changes in the volatility of public opinion before and after widespread use of social media, and to study how social information can drive public opinion.

  • VOX-Pol Network of Excellence

    Participants: Dr Jonathan Bright, Dr Bharath Ganesh

    The VOX-Pol research project is designed to comprehensively research, analyse, debate, and critique issues surrounding violent online political extremism (VOPE).

  • TRANSNET: Forecasting and understanding transport network resilience and anomalies

    Participants: Dr Scott A. Hale, Dr Jonathan Bright, Dr Graham McNeill, Chico Camargo

    This project seeks to utilise newly available data to help urban policy makers improve transport infrastructure to cope with growing and increasingly mobile populations.

  • The Cultural Origins of Village Social Structure

    Participants: Dr Cohen R. Simpson

    Using data on face-to-face friendship between adult residents of dozens of rural villages in China, this project investigates whether the expression of mechanisms of network formation (e.g., reciprocity and transitivity) varies across environments.

  • Skills formation and skills matching in online platform work: Practices and policies for promoting crowdworkers’ continuous learning (CrowdLearn)

    Participants: Professor Vili Lenhdonvirta, Professor Anoush Margaryan, Dr Huw C. Davies, Laura Larke, Sian Brooke, Julian Albert

    Despite the rapid growth of online platform labour, little is known about how crowdworkers acquire and develop their skills. This project seeks to address this important gap in our knowledge.

  • Understanding the Psychological Well Being of Disadvantaged Children across the UK in the Digital Age

    Participants: Professor Andrew Przybylski, Dr Amy Orben

    This project explores whether vulnerable and less privileged children are more or less likely to be adversely affected by digital technology use. This combines the analysis of large-scale datasets with that of longitudinal datasets to examine causality.

  • A Digital Single Window for income data from platform work

    Participants: Professor Vili Lehdonvirta, Dr Daisy Ogembo, Professor Judith Freedman

    This project aims to assess the opportunities and challenges of a hypothetical EU-level Digital Single Window for the voluntary automated reporting and EU-wide sharing of earnings data from web-based platform work.

  • The Future of Healthcare: Computerisation and Automation, and General Practice Services

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Michael A. Osborne, Dr Angela Coulter, Dr Matt Willis, Dr Paul Duckworth

    The Future of Healthcare: Computerisation, Automation, and General Practice Services project is a collaboration between the Oxford Internet Institute, the Oxford Department of Engineering Science, and the Oxford Martin School, at the University of Oxford.

  • A European Ethical Code for Posthumous Medical Data Donation

    Participants: Professor Luciano Floridi

    This project explores a broadened understanding of data uses in respect of European fundamental rights and investigates an AI governance model for sensitive data use.

  • PETRAS: Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub

    Participants: Professor Luciano Floridi, Dr Brent Mittelstadt, Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo

    The PETRAS IoT Research Hub is a consortium of 9 UK universities working together to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.

  • Hashtag Heritage: understanding visitor engagement with free sites using social media

    Participants: Dr Kathryn Eccles, Dr Chico Camargo, Yayoi Teramoto Kimura, Dr Andrew Hann

    This project is a knowledge exchange project between Dr Kathryn Eccles and English Heritage, piloting the analysis of social media data to understand how visitors engage with free-to-access heritage sites.

  • Cabinet: Digital Transformation of Teaching through Objects

    Participants: Dr Kathryn Eccles, Dr Sarah Griffin, Jamie Cameron, Professor Howard Hotson, Ted Koterwas

    Cabinet is an award-winning online platform designed to encourage the use of museum collections in education.

  • Open Cabinet: AR access to Oxford’s collections

    Participants: Dr Kathryn Eccles, Jamie Cameron, Susan Griffiths, Ted Koterwas, Dr Xavier Laurent, Dr Christopher Morton

    The Open Cabinet project is exploring the potential of augmented reality (AR) technology to enhance the student and public visitor experience in the University’s museums.

  • A European Ethical Code for Data Donation

    Participants: Dr Jenny Krutzinna, Professor Luciano Floridi

    This project will investigate the possibility of a European Code for Data Donation, its feasibility, its advantages, and the possible difficulties that may be encountered in its formulation and adoption.

  • Internet Filtering and Children’s Exposure to Harmful Content

    Participants: Professor Andrew Przybylski, Professor Victoria Nash

    The use of Internet filters has outpaced scientific evidence suggesting they protect young people online. This project investigates whether Internet filters help make young people resilient in the Internet age.

  • Economic Geographies of the Darknet

    Participants: Professor Mark Graham, Dr Joss Wright, Martin Dittus

    This project investigates the economic geographies of illegal economic activities in anonymous internet marketplaces.

  • Restoring Trust in Social Media Civic Engagement

    Participants: Professor Philip Howard, Dr Dimitra (Mimie) Liotsiou

    This Proof of Concept project will allow researchers to produce an online tool that allows the public to evaluate suspicious social media accounts.

  • Explainable and accountable algorithms and automated decision-making in Europe

    Participants: Professor Sandra Wachter, Dr Brent Mittelstadt

    This project investigates transparency mechanisms and the technical possibility of offering individuals explanations of automated decisions.

  • Wikipedia’s Networks and Geographies: Representation and Power in Peer-Produced Content

    Participants: Dr Han-Teng Liao, Dr Bernie Hogan, Professor Mark Graham, Dr Scott A. Hale, Dr Heather Ford

    This project brings together OII research fellows and doctoral students to shed light on the incorporation of new users and information into the Wikipedia community.

  • Wikichains: Encouraging Transparency in Commodity Chains

    Participants: Professor Mark Graham, Dr Steve New, Joe Shaw

    Wikichains is a website that aims to encourage ethical consumption and transparency in commodity chains, by encouraging Internet users from around the world to upload text, images, sounds, and videos of any node on any commodity chain.