Research Centers & Groups

Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR)


The Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) is UWM’s multidisciplinary research center for the study of the intersections between the policy, ethical, political, social and legal aspects of the global information society.

Research Group for Information Retrieval (RGIR)


The mission of RGIR is to promote and stimulate research in different aspects of information retrieval (IR) including: but not limited to: information behavior, human computer interaction with IR systems, IR evaluation, IR design, information visualization, and multimedia retrieval.

Knowledge Organization Research Group (KORG)


The Knowledge Organization Research Group is designed to facilitate the discovery and development of knowledge in the field of information organization by established researchers and new scholars in library and information studies and related disciplines.

Social Studies of Information Research Group (SSIRG)


The mission of the Social Studies of Information Research Group (SSIRG) is to promote inquiry and pedagogy in the historical, social and cultural dimensions of information at its most fundamental levels, including information institutions, practices, industries, technologies, disciplines, users, policies, and ethics.