Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Organization Mission: 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. 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.

Aims and Objectives

Aim 1: To provide national and international leadership for research on Computing and Social Responsibility.

  • Lead and contribute to theoretical and empirical developments by conducting interdisciplinary and collaborative research in the field of Computing and Social Responsibility.
  • Publish research findings in appropriate high quality outlets.
  • Support the academic community through a range of activities such as editorial service, organisations of conferences, seminars and other events.
  • Provide resources for researchers in Computing and Social Responsibility.
  • Lead and participate in international discourses on Computing and Social Responsibility through appropriate activities such as contribution to networks or hosting of scholars.

Aim 2: To inform and educate society about issues of Computing and Social Responsibility.

  • Deliver a curriculum for Computing and Social Responsibility for the University and associated institutions.
  • Promote research degrees in the field by developing the Information Society Doctoral Programme.
  • Provide education and information using a variety of media and modes of study.
  • Advise other education providers on Computing and Social Responsibility matter

Aim 3: To provide a consultancy and advisory service on Computing and Social Responsibility.

  • Act as a source of advice for policy makers, industry and IT professionals.
  • Undertake consultancy and contract research activities on topics related to Computing and Social Responsibility.
  • Respond to consultation documents and write reports on topics related to Computing and Social Responsibility.

Location: De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom.