IRIIS is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to studying societal changes and the evolution of civic participation in the digital age. Hosted by the CERSA (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches de Sciences Administratives et Politiques), the center aims at building academic expertise to inform contemporary debates on Internet policy issues. The IRIIS focuses on the interactions between emerging technologies the law with a view to elaborate new theoretical frameworks to better understand the complexity inherent in the information society. The IRIIS significantly rely on open and collaborative research methods, to promote an environment that encourages people from different backgrounds to work together towards the identification of common solutions to emerging societal concerns. Along with the IRIIS, the CERSA is also the host institution for the French Chapter of Creative Commons.