De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) is a leading research-oriented University in the UK with approximately 20,500 students, 3,240 staff, and an annual turnover in the region of £132.5 million. De Montfort University has a dedicated and experienced Research and Development Office which will support the administrative aspects of the project and take responsibility for the non-academic side of project management.

The Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR), one of the DMU's School of Computer Sciences and Informatics research centres, is the largest research centre of its kind in the UK and one of few in Europe and the world. The centre comprises a Director, two Readers, a Senior Lecturer, a Senior Research Fellow, two Research Fellows, a Project Administrator and 12 Research Associates who are full time members of staff. In addition it has two visiting professors and 6 international visiting fellows. The CCSR runs the Information Society Doctoral Programme which currently includes over 30 full time and part time research students.

The CCSR has undertaken funded research for a range of stakeholders including private organisations, professional bodies, NGOs, the UK government and the EU. As one of the leading research centres in the field, the CCSR has set up and continues to run the ETHICOMP conference series. The CCSR is a leading institution in the discourse on responsible research and innovation, leading work packages in two upcoming (starting date Feb 2013) projects on RRI, the RESPONSIBILITY and the GREAT projects.

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