Mar 21, 2016

In Spring 2016 NoC’s Hangout series will take place. The NoC Hangout series is an opportunity for NoC members to participate in monthly learning calls led by the NoC researchers for the purpose of sharing, discussing, and collaborating on issues of common interest. Each learning call will feature a different research topic members of the NoC are currently working on. Hangout leaders will briefly introduce a topic of interest and facilitate a conversation with other NoC members. We anticipate the Hangouts will serve as an opportunity for knowledge exchange, help participants brainstorm around new areas of inquiry and exploration, and foster connections and collaboration within the NoC community.

Feb 01, 2016

The Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) is happy to welcome 8 new participants from across the world!

The following Centers have joined the NoC as Participating Centers, i.e., academic research centers whose agenda is primarily focused on Internet & Society topics. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Sep 11, 2015

The Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) will host its annual public conference “Internet & Society: Emerging Topics and Research Communities”, on 27 November 2015 in Hong Kong.

Existing and potential research efforts around online expression, data privacy, the Internet of Things, digital currencies, and many other issues are only a few of the open questions that our academic community continues to investigate. Trade-offs between opportunities for innovation and the need to preserve individuals’ fundamental rights call for reflection and examination based on empirical evidence.

Aug 24, 2015

A new publication from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, together with the Network of Centers, as a follow-up of the previous research on multistakeholder governance. More at

Jul 29, 2015

Open to students and post-docs. Deadline: 15 September. All info at 

Jul 08, 2015

On December 11, 2015 the Center of Studies in Informatics Law, University of Chile’s Law School will host the second pubic symposium on “International Regulatory Trends on Personal Data Protection” as a Network of Centers (NoC) regional event. The event convenes a diverse group of collaborators working on Internet & society issues in Chile, the surrounding region, and internationally.

Call for papers for the II International Seminar on Regulatory Trends on Personal Data Protection (Santiago de Chile, 11 December). Deadline for submission: 17 August 2015. Extension: 31 August 2015.

Jul 06, 2015

The NoC released its Roadmap for 2015 / 2016: "Toward a global Internet & Society community of scholars". 

Jan 07, 2015

Examining the rapidly changing landscape of online intermediary governance.

Jan 07, 2015

Twelve case studies on multistakeholder models, to inform the global debate on future Internet Governance.