• Cyber-humour: the end of humour as we know it?

    Participants: Dr Limor Shifman

    Combining quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the implications of the Internet on humorous communication (eg political, technology and gender based humour) starting from the senders of humorous messages and ending in receiving procedures.

  • Cybertrust: The tension between privacy and security in an e-society

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton

    Perceptions of trust in online activities are significant factors influencing the kinds and extents of Internet use and interactions: this work draws on Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS) data to explore and refine key social determinants of cybertrust.

  • Data Financing for Global Good: A Feasibility Study

    Participants: Professor Vili Lehdonvirta, Dr Brent Mittelstadt, Dr Greg Taylor, Yin Yin Lu, Artem Kadikov, Professor Helen Margetts

    This project, and the resulting report, provides a first step in the assessment of data financing as a mechanism for social good in the data economy.

  • Data for Policy

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Eric T. Meyer

    A study of big data and other innovative data-driven approaches for evidence-informed policy making.

  • Data Science in Local Government

    Participants: Dr Jonathan Bright, Dr Bharath Ganesh

    Data science in local government uses novel techniques to make government more efficient in targeting resources. This project aims to explain the spread of data science methods in the local government context and to understand their impact.

  • Data-driven economic models: challenges and opportunities of big data

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Dr Greg Taylor, Dr Monica Bulger

    The aim of this study is to identify key challenges to the realisation of benefits from big data in the UK economy, along with pathways to overcoming these challenges.

  • Development and Broadband Internet Access in East Africa

    Participants: Professor Mark Graham, Dr Laura Elizabeth Mann, Dr Christopher Foster, Professor Tim Waema, Charles Katua, Dr Felix Akorli, Claude Bizimana

    By using surveys, interviews and in-depth observations, this project examined the expectations and stated potentials of broadband Internet in East Africa and compared those expectations to on-the-ground effects that broadband connectivity is having.

  • Digital Choices and the Reconfiguring of Access

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton

    Research on how the use of the Internet in different, overlapping and interacting arenas is shaped by everyday and strategic choices about the design and use of the technology.

  • Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society

    Participants: Professor Ian Brown

    This project explores the nature, opportunities and challenges of digital citizenship in light of the governmental surveillance measures revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

  • Digital Impacts: A Synthesis Report and Workshop

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Kathryn Eccles

    This project was designed to synthesize the evidence about the impact that digital resources are having on various audiences, and how resource providers have stepped up efforts to embed resources into the practices of communities.

  • Digital Personhood: Being There: Humans and Robots in Public Spaces (HARPS)

    Participants: Professor Ian Brown, Dr Joss Wright, Guy Piers O'Hanlon

    This project considers the challenges of having robot proxies in public spaces. It will conduct experiments exploring trust in shared social settings, and develop a framework for understanding the impact of privacy / anonymity in human-robot interactions.

  • Digital Photography and Scientific Practice

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer

    This dissertation project examines the intersection between technology and scientific practice for marine mammal scientists who use digital photography.

  • Digitised Resources: A Usage and Impact Study

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Mike Thelwall, Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Christine Madsen, Dr Kathryn Eccles

    This project combined quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure the impact of online scholarly resources and to develop a best practices toolkit that allows assessment of the impact of digitisation projects by researchers and funding bodies.

  • Does Wikipedia represent ‘the sum of all human knowledge’? Examining the geographical scope of a peer-produced encyclopedia

    Participants: Professor Mark Graham, Dr Heather Ford, Brent Hecht, Dave Musicant, Shilad Sen

    This project aims to develop a set of lenses for analyzing Wikipedia’s geographical scope whilst employing a reflexive analytical process to expose the makings of the ‘big data’ that we will produce.

  • e-Curator Project

    Participants: Professor Ian Brown, Mona Hess, Sally McDonald, Francesca Millar, Yean-Hoon Ong, Stuart Robson, Dr Graeme Were

    e-Curator explores the use of 3D colour scanning and e-Science technologies to capture and share very large 3D colour scans and detailed datasets about museum artefacts in a secure computing environment, to assist curators and conservators.

  • e-Science policy guidelines

    Participants: Professor Paul Allan David

    Articulating and coordinating policy guidelines for international organisations, national governments and private foundations on open access publication and sharing of publicly funded scientific and technical data and information.

  • 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.

  • Effective Age Verification Techniques: Lessons to be Learnt from the Online Gambling Industry

    Participants: Dr Victoria Nash, Ben Zevenbergen, Dr Rachel O'Connell

    This cross-national research project focuses on the operation and efficacy of age verification techniques as employed by the European online gambling industry, comparing this to practice in other industry sectors.

  • EICN working group on child protection and mobile phones

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Dr Victoria Nash

    An OII-led working group to gather information and develop policy recommendations about the practices of mobile network operators in Europe in relation to child protection in the era of third-generation (3G) multimedia mobile phones.

  • EINS: Network of Excellence in Internet Science

    Participants: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen, Professor Ian Brown, Dr Cristobal Cobo, Dr Monica Bulger, Ben Zevenbergen

    EINS aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society.