ESC: The Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing at the University of Michigan

The Social Media Collective, Microsoft Research

Michigan Interactive & Social Computing (MISC), University of Michigan

Center for Social Media Responsibility (CSMR), University of Michigan



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Auditing Algorithms Research Group, Northeastern University

Web Use Project, University of Zurich

Social Spaces Group, University of Illinois

Learning to See Systems, University of Illinois


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As researchers we are committed to research autonomy and transparency in our relationships. These traits are essential to our credibility. We do not accept grants that limit our ability to carry out research in the way we see fit. We follow best practices in reporting conflicts of interest (example). In the past we have received funding from:

  • US National Science Foundation
  • European Commission
  • Social Science Research Council
  • Microsoft Research
  • Intel Labs
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • MCI
  • Higher Education Funding Council of England


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