International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

The IZEW is an interdisciplinary research center with many years of research experience in the context of ethical reflection and socio-technological evaluation of scientific research and technological development. While the Center itself conducts research in many areas, our research focus “Media Ethics and Information Technology” is currently involved in various national and EU projects that deal with privacy and data protection, fake news and content moderation, global information justice as well as journalistic ethics. In addition, we have a strong emphasis on AI ethics, through participation in the “Platform Learning Systems” of the German Ministry of Science and Education, as well as part of the AIEIG that that recently published a white paper on the operationalization and certification of AI related ethical issues.