Association for Information Systems

The premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. Founded in 1994, AIS is an international professional society of 4,000 members from 90 countries and a key player in the advancement of the IS academic community.

Alliance for Innovation

An international network of progressive governments and partners, including The Innovation Groups, the International City/County Management Association and Arizona State University, committed to transforming local government by accelerating the development and dissemination of innovations. The Alliance for Innovation seeks out innovative practices, challenge existing business models, exchange knowledge, and provide products and services that help our members perform at their best.

Arizona Department of Health Services

Promotes and protects the health of Arizona's children and adults. Its mission is to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS operates programs in behavioral health, disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, maternal and child health, emergency preparedness and regulation of childcare and assisted living centers, nursing homes, hospitals, other health care providers and emergency services.

AshokaU Changemaker Central

Develops and nurtures students at Arizona State University by providing the opportunities and resources to inspire, catalyze, and sustain student-driven social change. The vision of Ashoka Changemaker Central is to empower students to apply their education, expertise, and passion for positive social progress and life-long civic engagement as well as cultivate a culture that tackles local and global challenges through collaboration, innovation, and diverse approaches to problem-solving.

ASU School of Life Sciences

Founded on the vision that the future of biology lies at the interfaces of traditional life science disciplines, natural and social sciences and basic and applied research, SOLS at ASU is dedicated to training the future scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs who will work at these intersections, developing solutions to issues of pressing human concern, such as the ecological impacts of urbanization, the need for affordable vaccines in the developing world and sustainable bioenergy systems, endangered species, and ecosystem conservation.

ASU School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

SNHP at ASU is dedicated to the provision of a rigorous, high caliber education for students in nutrition, exercise and wellness, kinesiology, health sciences and medical laboratory science, and committed to the engagement in and application of research designed to promote health and well-being and reduce risk of chronic disease in persons across the lifespan and throughout society.


ASU SPA Participatory Goverance Initiative

Promotes excellence, collaboration, and innovation in participatory governance research and practice. PGI at ASU is a university-wide interdisciplinary space that aims at bringing together academics, students, elected and non-elected government officials, community members and practitioners interested in the theory and practice of participatory governance. Special attention is paid to the examination of emerging trends and innovative experiments around the world that are relevant to the realities of governance and public engagement in the 21st century.

Center for Nanotechnology in Society

Seeks to increase reflexivity within the nanotechnology enterprise and to increase society’s capacity to engage in anticipatory governance of nanotechnology and other emerging technologies.  "Reflexivity” refers to the capacity for social learning that informs about the available choices in decision making about nanotechnology. This reflexiveness can signal emerging problems, enabling what we call anticipatory governance – the ability of society and institutions to seek and understand a variety of inputs to manage emerging technologies while such management is still possible. Through this improved contextual awareness, CNS can help guide the path of nanotechnology knowledge and innovation toward more socially desirable outcomes and away from undesirable ones.

Our work focuses on the study of science as a social phenomenon--science as thecore of things that happen technologically, environmentally and through policy. We offer a unique research environment for faculty, graduate students, and practitioners on science, technology, and environment policy issues

Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity

Leverages the emerging field of complex systems to foster interdisciplinary research on fundamental questions of social life. CSDC at ASU brings together scientists from such diverse fields as anthropology, biology, mathematics, philosophy, physics, psychology, and sociology to collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams. Their research advances four broad themes: (1) innovation and evolution - how novel and innovative features emerge or evolve within groups; (2) cohesion, cooperation, and conflict - how individuals within groups interact, and how these interactions affect intergroup relations and fitness at individual and group levels; (3) socioecology - how societies interact with and influence their social and physical environments; and (4) social allometry - how social groups change in their dynamics and structure as they grow, develop, and evolve.

Center for Urban Innovation

Seeks to improve the quality of urban life in neighborhoods, cities, and urban regions by promoting innovation in governance, policy, and management. The Center for Urban Innovation at ASU College of Public Programs and School of Public Affairs supports innovative education, critical research, and community involvement locally and globally.

Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory

A dynamic interdisciplinary research community advancing scientific knowledge through mathematics and computation. CASL seeks to become a globally recognized institute in applied mathematics, computational science and informatics, extracting value from data that will provide insight and innovations to help major national and global challenges through computational modelling and data intensive science.

Computational Social Science Society of the Americas

Computational social science is the science that investigates social phenomena through the medium of computing and related advanced information processing technologies. CSSSA is a professional society that aims to promote the field of computational social science in all its areas, including basic and applied orientations, by holding conferences and workshops, promoting standards of scientific excellence in research, teaching and service, and advancing the role of computational social science in contemporary society.

Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes

An intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society's pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. CSPO at ASU creates knowledge and methods, cultivates public discourse, and fosters policies to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.

Decision Center for a Desert City

DCDC at ASU conducts climate, water, and decision research and develops innovative tools to bridge the boundary between scientists and decision makers and puts our work into the hands of those whose concern is for the sustainable future of Greater Phoenix.

Decision Theater

The Decision Theater and Global DT Alliance applies technology, social science, and physical science to facilitate an immersive, interactive, and collaborative decision-making experience among experts, thought leaders, policy makers, and stakeholders from from academia, business, government, and the public to convene, interact with data, develop a shared mental model that they can test and refine, and collectively address real-world challenges in a sustainable manner.

Department of Information Systems

The Department of Information Systems at ASU W. P. Carey School of Business provides students with hands-on exposure to real-world business processes and strategies, preparing them to leverage information technologies to innovate and transform industries, business models, and processes.

Governance Lab at NYU

Seeks to design more open, effective, and networked institutions to improve the quality of people's lives. The work of the GovLab at NYU Wagner School is based on two hypotheses. First, more participatory, decentralized, and agile institutions, enabled and supported by advances in technology, solve problems faster and more successfully. Second, greater engagement leads not only to more legitimate democratic governance, but also to better solutions for citizens. Their work is grounded in four operating principles. First, they analyze, design and implement technology-enabled solutions that advance a collaborative, networked approach to reinvent traditional institutions of governance. Second, everyone is expert in something, and many would be willing to participate in the life of our democracy if given the opportunity to do so meaningfully. Third, engaging individuals through collaborative networks (alongside advances in big data and predictive analytics) will unlock new innovations that enable society to overcome the serious challenges we collectively face. And, finally, technological advances enable us to fundamentally reinvent the nature of governance, creating institutions that embrace the freewheeling, distributed, and diverse forms of problem-solving that we see exemplified in areas ranging from open source technology to global social movements.

Korea Research Foundation

A national organization dedicated to social and scientific development through the promotion of scientific research. Since founded in 1981, KRF has made a tangible contribution to the upgrading of research quality in a broad range of realms of inquiry through a sustained and efficient support for research activities and by activating the potential of young researchers. KRF has charted a new path, responsive to the new demands of time, along the quantitative and qualitative expansion of support; facilitation of social transformation that envisions the information society in the forthcoming century; ensuring interdisciplinary balance in research and upgrading research quality to the level of advanced countries; activating scholarly exchanges between countries responsive to globalization; and supporting the South-North scholarly exchange and cooperation in preparation for unification.

The mission at Maricopa County Public Health is to protect and promote the health and well-being of all of our residents and visitors. This means providing families with protection from health threats such as food-borne illnesses,natural and man-made disasters, toxic exposures, and preventable injury. Public Health also works to prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer,and diabetes by addressing their risk factors: poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity, and tobacco use.

Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Seeks to bridge the gap between academic scholarship and public policy development through its services to public and private sector clients and its independent research agenda. The Morrison Institute at ASU provides services in the areas of public policy research, program evaluation, and public outreach to many types of public and private organizations in Arizona and throughout the United States.

National Science Foundation

An independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

TheNational Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration (NOAA). Their mission is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings forthe protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Helps transform the lives of vulnerable first-time moms and their babies. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient. From pregnancy until the child turns two years old, NFP Nurse Home Visitors form a much-needed, trusting relationship with the first-time moms, instilling confidence and empowering them to achieve a better life for their children – and themselves. An evidence-based community health program, NFP's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. By helping to break the cycle of poverty, we play an important role in helping to improve the lives of society's most vulnerable members, build stronger communities, and leave a positive impact on this and future generations.

The Phoenix Heat Relief Network provides hydration, respite and wellness checksduring the summer months. During this time, temperatures consistentlyrise above 100°F during the day. The National Weather Service issues extremeheat advisories during the hottest of these days or when night time temperatures remain excessively high. The Phoenix Heat Relief Network adds additional community resources to the ongoing efforts of agencies assisting people who are homeless, elderly or disabled when they are most needed. The network forms each May and operates through September.

Policy Informatics Network

The Policy Informatics Network at the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs seeks to cultivate a new community of inquiry and practice (CoIP) within the public policy research and management area. One of the goals is to help forge and promote tighter linkages between various communities (such as complexity scholars or modelers) and main line public policy researchers.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. As an independent philanthropy devoted to improving health policy and practice, the RWJ Foundation works with a diverse group of dedicated people and organizations to address problems at their roots and to help make a difference on the widest scale - particularly for the most vulnerable among us.

Center for Social Cohesion

Envisions a society where secure, accurate, and current information is ubiquitously available and data is seamlessly collected, managed, and converted into information that entertains individuals, empowers businesses, and guides the decisions of both in their daily affairs. CIDSE at ASU envisions a community of scholars cooperatively engaged in transdisciplinary research addressing the grand challenges of modern society and supporting the intellectual growth of students and colleagues.

At ASU, the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning provides ano pportunity for study in population and migration, environmental and landscape dynamics, geographic information science and technology, meteorology and climatology,and urban and regional geography. Students from the undergraduate program are able to enter the job market and qualify forpositions in GIS, meteorology,urban planning, travel and tourism, product marketing and others.
We also give students astrong academic foundation that prepares them for graduate work in areas such as climate science, cultural geography, environmental and landscape dynamics,GIScience and spatial analysis, urban and regional analysis,and urban and environmental planning.

School of Social Work

Prepares social work practitioners committed to social justice and to serving and empowering individuals, families, and communities. SSW at ASU contributes to the development and dissemination of social work knowledge and skills, and affirms professional values and ethics. They emphasize understanding and respect for the unique social, political, and cultural diversity of the Southwest.

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

The Piper Trust is a private foundation honoring the philanthropic legacy of Virginia Galvin Piper, the Virginia G. Piper that works to strengthen the health and quality of life of people residing in Maricopa County, Arizona, a region that includes Phoenix and that nearly 4 million people call home. The Trust pursues this goal by investing in six areas: arts and culture, children, education, healthcare and medical research, older adults, and religious organizations.