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links-logo-1The Center is involved in LINKS - A center of excellence. LINKS is committed to generating a critical mass of research that will bring about a paradigm shift in preparation of citizens for lifelong learning in today's information-based, networked society.

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The Center for Internet Research is part of a European project on behalf of Israel, along with the Technion and Rupin College. Other member countries include Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Germany and Holland. The project's objective is the advancement of academic instruction of e-business in light of advancements in information technologies and the internet.

Photo from a project meeting at the center  |  Project site

ibm logoA joint project with IBM's research branch as part of IBM's international Open Collaborative Research grant. The Center researchers, Dr. Daphne Raban and Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli, are involved in a number of projects as part of this activity, including the development of GUESS - a crowd-computing platform and various social-computing projects such as a joint people-tagging study.

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A joint venture of The Center, Appleseeds Academy and the Bezeq telecommunication company, based on a research grant from the Israeli Internet Association. The project strives to construct a national information and communication technologies index for Israel, which is vital for policy development and its evaluation, and a fulcrum for future investment in infrastructure and technology education by Israeli institutions. The index will be accessible andtransparent to all Israelicitizens.

To read periodic reports (Hebrew): January 2013, July 2013, January 2014 - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.


An innovative internet based educational system that accommodates shared databases for individual-learning, online testing and poll taking. The system promotes the sharing of information and creates study communities by hosting an open, growing, up-to-date database on a variety of subjects.

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The Center is involved in running a pioneering online activity in the field of eGovernment, in collaboration with the Citizens' Advice Service which is called “Shil” in Hebrew.

Related published articles:

Tractinsky, N., Rafaeli, S., & Pliskin, N. (1998). Lessons from implementation of a Web site for the Israeli Citizens' Advice Bureau, in Hoadley E.D. and Ben-Basat I. (Editors), Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems, pp. 101-104.

Finzi, S., Bronstein, J., Bar-Ilan, J., Baruchson-Arbib, S., Rafaeli,S. & Ravid, G., (2012),"Volunteers acting as information providers to citizens", Aslib Proceedings, 64(3), 289 - 303.