by kaeru — last modified Feb 06, 2012 08:55 AM
Innovation and creativity are fostered through openness and collaboration. The advent of the Internet radically defined what it means to be open and collaborative. The Internet itself is built upon open standards and free/libre/open source software. We have produced a report on open government data, a report on online video environment and a movie on oral citations on the Wikipedia.

Key Research


  1. Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector, Transparency & Accountability Initiative, 21 July 2011.
  2. Open Government Data in India (v2), Nisha Thompson, 19 August 2011.
  3. Open Government Data Study, Glover Wright, Pranesh Prakash, Sunil Abraham and Nishant Shah, Transparency & Accountability Initiative, 20 May 2011
  4. Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader, Geert Lovink and Nathaniel Tkacz (eds), Institute of Network Cultures, 9 May 2011.
  5. Open Access to Scholarly Literature in India: A Status Report: Call for Comments, Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam and Madhan Muthu, April 2011.
  6. The Online Video Environment in India - A Survey Report, Siddharth Chadha, Benjamin Moskowitz and Pranesh Prakash, iCommons and the Open Video Alliance, October 2010.


  1. People are Knowledge – Experimenting with Oral Citations on Wikipedia, directed by Priya Sen and Zen Marie, Wikimedia Foundation, 22 July 2011.


  1. CIS Comments on the Interoperability Framework for e-Governance (Phase I), submitted to the Department of Information & Technology, January 2011.

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NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2014
Apr 12, 2014 10:30 AM to Apr 13, 2014 06:00 PM, at The Centre for Internet and Society (opposite Domlur Club) and near to TERI Complex, No.194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071

As part of the NASA Open Government Plan , the NASA International Space Apps Challenge have brought together citizen scientists, FOSS enthusiasts , Data Scientists, Open Hardware hackers and students throughout the world for collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in Space.

Community Capacity Building Workshop at KIIT University
Mar 30, 2014 10:00 AM to Mar 30, 2014 04:00 PM, at Hall no. 4, Campus 6, KIIT University

The Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team is organizing a workshop for community capacity building at KIIT University on March 30, 2014.

Odisha Day 2014
Mar 29, 2014 10:00 AM to Mar 29, 2014 01:00 PM, at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar

CIS-A2K in collaboration with the Odia Wikipedia community is organizing this event on March 29, 2014 at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar.