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UMD iSchool Research

Driven by the pursuit of new ideas and big discoveries. From labs to libraries, researchers at UMD’s iSchool are combining principles of information science with cutting-edge technology to foster access to information, improve information interfaces, and expand how information is used. Our faculty and students tackle significant, real-world challenges from diverse perspectives such as communication, information retrieval, policy, computer science, education, archives, business, human factors, law, humanities, and more. Our discoveries empower, inspire, and connect individuals and communities.

52 Researchers
49 Active Research Grants
$39.3M Active Research Funding
10Different Funders

Areas of Expertise

Cybersecurity and Privacy

UMD iSchool researchers are finding new ways to approach threats to cybersecurity and privacy including examining how hackers think, how information is shared via social media, and what threats youth face online.

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Data Management, Analysis, and Digital Curation

Data Management, Analysis, and Digital Curation

iSchool researchers create data resources and tools that allow professionals to more effectively and efficiently conduct knowledge work in a variety of fields.

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Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusivity

Research concerning information accessibility and inclusive design strives to make information available to a wider range of people by identifying and eliminating barriers to information access.

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Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusivity
Environment and Sustainability

Environment and Sustainability

iSchool researchers are solving environmental challenges by developing better systems for collecting, accessing, understanding, and sharing environmental information.

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Health Informatics

At the iSchool, researchers are examining how to improve the ability to access, understand, and make use of health information.

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Living in Smart and Connected Communities

Living in Smart and Connected Communities

Connected communities allow people to pool knowledge without regard to physical boundaries and provide more people access learning opportunities than ever before.

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Youth Learning and Technology

iSchool researchers are investigating information seeking and use behaviors of youth, methods to engage youth in STEM, and how to promote library services among youth.

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Youth Learning and Technology

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