Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), Stockholm University

The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI) was established in 1981 as an independent institute within the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University. The institute is engaged in education and research on the relationship and interaction between law and ICT. Areas of interest include application of regulations in the digital environment and the development of methods for legally customized system design and management. The focus encompasses both law from an ICT perspective and issues surrounding the development of digital tools, such as in the area of automation. Law and Information Technology (Law and Informatics) has been selected as one of the leading research areas at Stockholm University.

The institute collaborates extensively with other research centers on an international basis and also cooperates with public authorities, private companies as well as other organizations. This cooperation commonly includes legal training, research questions and other aspects of cross-sector issues associated with the modern information society. IRI has also been a major actor in the establishment of several networks and has participated in several EU funded research projects.