About Us

The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) researches and informs key contemporary and emerging issues and processes of social, scientific, and technological change. We combine the highest standards of scholarship and relevance to pursue and disseminate timely research in the UK and worldwide. We collaborate with leading thinkers around the world and welcome them to Oxford as visiting researchers. We nurture early career researchers through research fellowships in our various programmes.

InSIS is based at Oxford University’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, one of the world’s largest and most vibrant centres for teaching and research in the field.

InSIS is a member of the Oxford Martin School, established at the University of Oxford in 2005 to foster innovative thinking to address the issues of the 21st Century.

As an interdisciplinary institute, InSIS welcomes the participation of researchers from all departments of the University of Oxford in its research programmes and outreach activities.

InSIS receives funding from the Oxford Martin School, the European Research Council, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the CSPVM Trust and other public and private agencies.