Web Science Trust Spreads Its Wings
Since its inception in 2006, the Web Science Trust (originally the Web Science Research Initiative) has been working to advance our understanding of the internet’s impact on society. A joint effort between CSAIL and the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science, the Trust is co-chaired by CSAIL principal investigators Tim Berners-Lee and Daniel Weitzner.
Last week, the UK Charity Commissioners granted the Trust charitable status. The move will allow the Trust to raise its own funds and have a greater say in the course of its work. In a release from the University of Southampton, co-chair Wendy Hall says she sees the shift as a “coming of age” for the Web Science field. Read the rest of the release here.