Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility- Specialising in the ethics of emerging technologies
Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) has gained an impressive reputation as a key player in the international research network for the ethical and social implications of ICT. With a growing demand from both the public and government to deliver acceptable ICT.
To undertake research and provide teaching, consultancy and advice to individuals, communities, organisations and governments at local, national and international levels on the actual and potential impacts of computing and related technologies on society and its citizens.
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IT Ethics Research with Oxford
Researchers at two UK universities: Oxford University and De Montfort University, have launched a project that will provide the first comprehensive study of the ethical and moral issues arising from the increased use of new technology. The Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT project has brought together a team from the University of Oxford's e-Research Centre and researchers from the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility.
The research is looking at how social and ethical considerations can be incorporated into the design process of new products and services and how organisations should manage the ethical dilemmas that arise through the use of information technology.