Research in the Centre for Information Governance Research has substantial potential for Impact Case Studies (e.g. intellectual property, network neutrality and access to information), particularly where such research is evidence-led, theoretically informed, and driven by the needs of stakeholders.
The Centre members have established connections with external partners:
- Expert advice to OECD and Mexican government on information governance reform;
- Stakeholder Policy Committee, Nominet
- World Intellectual Property Organisation copyright reform projects.
- Engagement and participation in UK Ministry of Justice, Judicial and Law Commission projects.
This emphasises both interdisciplinarity, engagement and internationalism, with expertise in diverse areas central to RC-UK funding priorities (and the Industrial Strategy) such as:
- intellectual property,
- open standards and standard setting,
- network neutrality and telecoms regulation,
- data protection and privacy,
- open access to knowledge,
- Internet in its socio-cultural context,
- scenario building and future studies for
- Next Generation Internet (NGI).
- free/open/collaborative sourced software,
- business and market models including platform collaboration and ‘two-sided’ (platform-based) markets and the ‘sharing economy/society’
- blockchain deployment and regulation
- Artificial Intelligence ethics and governance
- Cybersecurity and electronic voting/democracy studies
- Internet of Things/Bodies innovations.
- Networking and connectivity for SMEs, large scale innovation test beds
- big-data-based media studies
- public attitudes to information governance issues and ethics.