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Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan Earns Oxford Visiting Fellowship

This coming fall, Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan will spend the month of October in residency at the University of Oxford, UK, as part of a National Centre for e-Social Science fellowship, awarded in December 2007. Dr. Buchanan will spend the majority of her time at the Oxford e-Social Science Node (OeSS), which focuses specifically on the ethical, legal and institutional dynamics of grid-enabled e-sciences. (http://www.ncess.ac.uk/research/social_shaping/oess/).

During her fellowship, Dr. Buchanan will engage with members of NCeSS through joint research, publications, seminars, training and capacity building activities. She will contribute to the NCeSS working papers series during the tenure of their Fellowship.

”I will work with researchers and fellows, exploring various aspects of human subject protections models and EU data and research laws as they pertain to internet-based research,” said Dr. Buchanan.

In addition, Dr. Buchanan was invited by the executive director of NCeSS to lead a workshop during her visit for researchers and policy makers on internet research ethics literature. The main purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum in which the NCeSS Hub and Node teams can benefit from Dr. Buchanan’s expertise. Buchanan is co-founder and co-editor of the new International Journal of Internet Research Ethics, and a frequent author and speaker on internet-based research ethics.

Following her fellowship, Dr. Buchanan will then remain an honorary fellow of the institution. She also recently received a $26,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand her existing NSF-supported research on US-based institutional review boards and internet research ethics (http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOIS/cipr/irec.html).

Buchanan is Associate Professor, and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more information, contact cipr@sois.uwm.edu, or 414.229.5400.

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