The Indian School of Business is a pioneering academic institution that set up the Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI) in July 2017. DIRI is a targeted and multidisciplinary research initiative to explore key questions around digital identity systems with a focus on Aadhaar. DIRI will be housed at ISB and will fund researchers from different universities in India.
The Digital Identity Research Initiative has three goals:
- Production of high quality and timely research on digital identity, with a focus on Aadhaar, to address critical knowledge gaps
- Targeted engagement with relevant stakeholders to ensure that research results can inform policy and strategy decisions, while the findings are effectively disseminated to ensure easy and wider access
- Build a global research ecosystem for Digital Identity, with a focus on India