Between July and September, 2013, we surveyed members of the Global Congress community to learn more about their projects and priorities. We invited participation through email lists and solicited anyone who had either been to a Global Congress, been invited to one, or expressed interest in coming. We received around 90 responses.
Rather than create an agenda document, we’ve decided to let the responses speak mostly for themselves. We’ve split them into two parts: a searchable, sortable database for Current Projects (below) and a series of posts on Research Priorities (forthcoming on Infojustice) that compile perspectives on research opportunities and its relationship to policymaking in the next several years.
Here are the caveats: The responses are drawn from–but do not exhaustively reproduce–the responses we received. Responses have been cherry picked, edited, and loosely organized under primary themes. We favored detailed responses over lists of projects or statements of general interests or concerns. The list is also quite limited: it attributes projects to the person or persons who reported it–not necessarily to all contributors to a project. We can, of course, make adjustments where the attribution is clearly inadequate (let us know if that’s the case). But we are not aiming for a rigorous accounting of the research field, just a useful one given the usual constraints on time and resources. If this proves popular, we can discuss expanding it as part of future Global Congresses.
Priorities for Future Research
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|Primary Investigator(s) and/or Person Who Reported It||Research Venue||Project Title||Topic(s)||Geographical Focus||Description|
|Jeremy de Beer||University of Ottawa, Canada||Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights for Open Innovation||Tech Innovation Systems and Patents|
Prospects and Models of Open Innovation
|Canada||Focusing on tech sector innovation and IP management in Canada, with the aim of developing appropriate IP frameworks that make Canadian innovators globally competitive.|
|Michael Geist||University of Ottawa||Collective Copyright Management||Incentives and Remuneration for Creative Work|
|Canada||Effectiveness and potential administrative reforms in Canada, and accountability of collective rights management organizations.|
|Michael Geist||University of Ottawa, Canada||Copyright Reform||Canada||Canada recently concluded more than ten years of contentious debate over copyright reform. I have been researching the evolution of the policy process and the impact of the public, technology, and foreign pressures on domestic reforms; (6) The IP implications from trade negotiations - particularly CETA and TPP.|
|Michael Geist||University of Ottawa, Canada||National digital strategies: Canada||Adjacent Issues||Canada||Analysis of national digital strategies and development of metrics to determine their effectiveness; (4) Telecom and Internet access issues. I have several projects at early stages including analysis of the competitiveness environment for telecom in Canada and net neutrality enforcement.|