Influence Operations Researchers’ Guild
This application process is designed to bolster and add depth to a community of influence operations investigators who have undertaken to follow high research standards. The focus of the network will be on improving research standards by convening the best practitioners in one network and transparently sharing lessons learned with the wider community.
Applications are open to both individual researchers and organizations exploring influence operations, specifically those conducting:
All applicants will be asked to demonstrate:
Duties of Guild members include:
After being completed, the application, follow-up communications, and interviews will be compiled into a dossier that will be reviewed by leading experts in the field. This Review Committee will assess applications on a case-by-case basis against transparent and objective criteria as outlined in the application form. New applications will only be accepted from organizations recommended by a Guild member and will be limited to 10 per calendar year. Applicants must be referred by an existing Guild member.
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ASPI provides expert advice on a wide range of issues – including influence operations through its International Cyber Policy Centre. Its diverse operations range from policy-informing research to capacity-building trainings and workshops, all of which has made ASPI an influential voice in global policy debates.
The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation, exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building a digital resilience worldwide.
Cardiff’s OSCAR (Open Source Communications Analytics Research) programme has been designed to deliver conceptual and methodological advances that enhance understanding of the strategies, tactics and impacts of digital (dis)information operations.
Graphika leverages the power of artificial intelligence to create detailed maps of social media landscapes, using new analytical methods and tools to help partners navigate complex online networks.
The Stanford Internet Observatory is a cross-disciplinary program of research, teaching and policy engagement for the study of abuse in current information technologies, with a focus on social media. The Observatory is part of the Cyber Policy Center at Stanford University.