Discover the Information Integrity Lab Partners



Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) (Rutgers University)

Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) is the world’s foremost expert in identifying and forecasting the threat and spread of misinformation and disinformation across social media platforms. Committed to quickly identifying these emerging threats, NCRI forecasts potential risks to empower partners to become proactive in protecting themselves against false narratives that create rifts of distrust that impact institutions, capital markets, public health and safety.



uOttawa Professional Development Institute’s Information and Cyber Security Program

This program provides ground-up coverage of concepts, skills, tools, techniques, and real-world best practices in information and cyber security.

Led by industry experts, the courses are thought-provoking and will help you navigate, communicate and address the risks and challenges of highly complex and diverse information and cyber security systems.



The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab)

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.

DFRLab Mission

  1. Identify, expose, and explain disinformation where and when it occurs using open source research
  2. Promote objective truth as a foundation of government for and by people
  3. Protect democratic institutions and norms from those who would seek to undermine them in the digital engagement space.
  4. Create a new model of expertise adapted for impact and real-world results.
  5. Forge digital resilience at a time when humans are more interconnected than at any point in history, by building the world’s leading hub of digital forensic analysts tracking events in governance, technology, security, and where each intersect as they occur, as well as a network of #DigitalSherlocks.



National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is an independent, non-profit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 2,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 100 countries.

Since its founding in 1983, the Endowment has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners and scholars of democracy the world over.



International Commission of Jurists, Canadian Section

As the Canadian branch of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists, ICJ Canada has been promoting the rule of law, human rights, and the independence of the judiciary in Canada and around the world since 1958. We provide legal expertise to ensure that developments in international law adhere to human rights principles, and that international standards are implemented domestically.



FX Innovation

FX Innovation is a Canadian leader in digital transformation with expertise in cloud computing and artificial intelligence. FX Innovation works with deep learning systems and understands how “deep neural networks mimic the human brain by searching patterns in large databases” (FX Whitepaper 2021). This is precisely the type of knowledge that is required to help develop new tools and approaches for detecting and countering disinformation.



University of Ottawa-IBM Cyber Range

Located within the uOttawa Cyber Hub, the Cyber Range will deliver critical security innovation, training, and expertise in both official languages to help grow Canada’s skilled cybersecurity workforce across government, industry and academia. Working collaboratively with the global IBM Security Cyber Range Team in planning, designing and commitment to content delivery, the Cyber Range will allow users to run a suite of cyberattack and cyber threat simulations using the most sophisticated technology and software tools, replicating real-life cyber event scenarios that aim to empower their response readiness. The Cyber Range will train participants on how to properly plan, respond, manage, contain, and remediate a cyber incident, ultimately helping them gain an understanding of the skills and preparation necessary to anticipate and defend against current and future threats.



Institute of Future Studies - Sweden

The Institute for Future Studies is an independent research foundation where researchers from different social science disciplines conduct research on issues that are of great importance for the future of our society. The institute has two tasks, one of which is to conduct future studies, to promote a future-oriented perspective in Swedish research, and to use and develop appropriate theory and methodology. Research is guided by research programs, and the current program includes research on climate change, new technologies, prejudices that govern our actions, who will make what decisions, and the well-being of our young. The researchers at the institute mainly conduct research in this program. The second mission is to stimulate an open and broad discussion about possibilities and threats to future social development. The Institute does this by organizing seminars, publishing reports and communicating research via newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and this site, but also by their researchers participating in debates, visiting politicians, government agencies and companies, and sharing their knowledge through public media.