We conduct research projects that answer difficult questions facing society as a result of emerging technologies that move faster than policy. 

CISI fills the education gap in knowledge needed to address the harms caused by emerging technology and raises public awareness about unintended consequences of innovation. 

With CISI, Dr. Donovan’s broader aim is to create an international consortium of political internet observatories that archive every nationally elected politician’s posting history on every website and platform in democratic countries. This will likely take years to accomplish, but it is necessary.

Along the way, CISI will implement short-term research projects that strengthen democracy and defend against disinformation. Currently, we have a few projects underway: