See our past projects

  • Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science and Media

    Participants: Professor Phil Howard, Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

    In this three-year programme researchers will examine the interplay between systematic misinformation campaigns, news coverage, and increasingly important social media platforms for public understanding of science and technological innovation.

  • Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade

    Participants: Dr Joss Wright

    This project will develop an international hub to track and analyse the global illegal wildlife trade, both online and offline, and develop strategies to reduce the threat of the trade through social policy interventions.

  • OxIS: Oxford Internet Surveys

    Participants: Grant Blank, Julia Lefkowitz

    Research on access, use and attitudes to the Internet in Britain based on biennial surveys covering (for example) digital and social inclusion and exclusion, mobile use, social media, safety and privacy concerns, Internet regulation, and behaviour.

  • OXLab: Oxford eXperimental Laboratory

    Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Tobias Escher, Dr Nir Vulkan, Dr Scott A. Hale, Ingrid Boxall, Professor Peter John, Lucy Bartlett

    Oxford eXperimental Laboratory is undertaking laboratory-based experiments (eg information-seeking tasks) on networked computers in two disciplines: Economics (interactive decision making) and Political Science (evaluating government information online).

  • Political Communication, AI and Data Diversity in the US

    Participants: Dr Victoria Nash, Professor Philip N. Howard, Dr Dimitra (Mimie) Liotsiou, Lisa-Maria Neudert, Dr Vidya Narayanan

    This project investigates contemporary trends in political communication, political polarization, artificial intelligence, and data diversity in the United States.

  • 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.

  • Programme on Adolescent Well-Being in the Digital Age

    Participants: Professor Andrew Przybylski

    This programme addresses the assumptions that the overall mental well-being of young people is undergoing a pronounced period of decline and that digital technologies might be driving this trend.

  • SciShops: Enhancing the Responsible and Sustainable Expansion of the Science Shops Ecosystem in Europe

    Participants: Professor Ralph Schroeder

    This project aims to expand and build upon the Science Shop ecosystem that currently exists in Europe and beyond.

  • 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 Pinkerton, 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.

  • Social media narratives of sustainable food consumption

    Participants: Dr Taha Yasseri, Dr Bharath Ganesh

    This project uses computational social science to understand the dissemination and reception of narratives of sustainable food consumption on Social Media.

  • Strengthening Digital Democracy

    Participants: Dr Victoria Nash, Professor Philip N. Howard, Dr Dimitra (Mimie) Liotsiou, Lisa-Maria Neudert, Dr Vidya Narayanan

    This programme supports research into the use of computational propaganda in developing democracies, our management of strategic relations with industry, government and civil society stakeholders, and capacity transfer to civil society groups.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Turing Institute

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    We are a contributing department to the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), which will place the UK at the forefront of world-wide research in data science.

  • Understanding the potential of AI in lifelong learning: A critical perspective

    Participants: Professor Rebecca Eynon, Dr Huw Davies

    This project seeks to discover the potential of artificial intelligence to personalise informal learning opportunities for adults across the life course.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • What Do ‘the People’ Want? Analysing Online Populist Challenges to Europe

    Participants: Dr Sebastian Stier , Prof Ralph Schroeder, Dr Caterina Froio

    Digital media allow populist messages to gain circulation, bypassing mainstream channels. This project aims to understand how widespread and impactful such messages are among the general public.

  • WIP: World Internet Project

    Participants: Professor William H. Dutton, Dr Grant Blank

    The World Internet Project (WIP) carries out panel surveys in over twenty countries to help understand how individuals adopt and use the Internet and other technologies, as well as the resulting social, economic, political and everyday-life implications.