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At the Digital Ethics Lab we tackle the ethical challenges posed by digital innovation. We help design a better information society: open, pluralistic, tolerant, equitable, and just. Our goal is to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation as a force for good, and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings.

Led by Luciano Floridi, the OII’s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, The DELab aims to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation as a force for good and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings.

We seek to interact with interested parties and stakeholders from all sectors and internationally. Our goal is to identify the ethical opportunities, challenges, and risks presented by the digital world, and to provide independent research, advice, solutions, and strategic options to deal with them successfully.

We are proud of the strong relationships we have built with our existing funders and are delighted to acknowledge publicly their generous support. We always seek to engage our sponsors in the Digital Ethics Lab activities and would be excited to discuss such opportunities with any  parties interested in developing new lines of research and supporting our work.

Our visitor programme welcomes  scholars, scientists, industry leaders, practitioners, civil society advocates, and policy makers of distinction or outstanding promise, who wish to pursue study and research concerning the ethical impact of digital technologies and related phenomena.

  • Visiting Fellowships may be awarded to suitably qualified applicants to undertake study or research at the OII-DELab for a period of between three and twelve months.
  • Academic Visitor Status may be awarded to suitably qualified applicants to undertake study or research at the OII-DELab for a period between one month and three months.
  • Research Associations may be awarded to suitably qualified applicants to undertake study or research at the OII-DELab for the whole period of an approved research project.

Application Process

All applications should be discussed with us in the first instance, and all external applications will need approval from both the OII and the University’s Research Services Office. For further information and application details, please contact Ornella Sciuto, Personnel Officer, Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS. Tel: +44 (0)1865 287011, Email: recruit@oii.ox.ac.uk

Closing dates: there are no closing dates but it is usual to apply preferably 12 and at least 6 months before the beginning of the period of appointment.

Visitor Funding Schemes

The DELab provides no supporting funding for the above schemes. However, funding may be available from other funding agencies that support visiting fellowships. The following list is just an example of the types of schemes that may be applied for:

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Early Career Fellowships Scheme

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Leverhulme Visiting Professorships

Marie Sklodoska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Royal Society’s Newton International Fellowships

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

If you are in doubt about the suitability of the financial support available for your application please feel free to contact us at the above address.

 

 

 

 

Research

At the Digital Ethics Lab we tackle the ethical challenges posed by digital innovation. We help design a better information society: open, pluralistic, tolerant, equitable, and just. Our goal is to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation as a force for good, and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings. Our work builds on Oxford’s world leading expertise in conceptual design, horizon scanning, foresight analysis, and translational research on ethics, governance, and policy making.

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  • AADM: Auditing Automated Decision-making
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  • ADEM: Ethical Auditing for Accountable Automated Decision-Making
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  • AI4People: Europe’s first global forum on the social impact of AI
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  • Ethics of biomedical data
    BIDA: Ethics of Biomedical Big Data
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  • CYCO: Ethics and Policies for Cyber Conflicts
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  • Landscaping Strategic Cyber deterrence
    CYDE: Landscaping Strategic Cyber Deterrence
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  • Death in the Age of Information
    DIA: The Ethics and Economics of Death in the Age of Information
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  • EDADO: A European Ethical Code for Data Donation
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  • ESIAI: Ethical and Social Implications of AI
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  • GLO: GoodLife Online
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  • LOGIVIS: The Logics of Information Visualisation
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  • MEDA: The Ethics of Medical Data Analytics - Opportunities and Challenges
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  • MLTP: The Epistemology of Data Science: Machine Learning in Theory and in Practice
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  • NETGOV: The Politics and Ethics of Internet Governance and Internet Infrastructure
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  • PETRAS: Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub
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    RADA: Ethical Risk Assessment in Biomedical Big Data
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  • ROADMAP: Real World Outcomes Across the Alzheimer’s Disease Spectrum for Better care, Multi-modal Data Access Platform
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  • ROSP: an Ethical Framework for the New Civic Responsibilities of Online Service Providers
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    VIME: Viral Messaging, its Nature and Dynamics
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