About TAP

The TAP website is facilitated by Microsoft. Microsoft respects academic freedom, and is working to enable the dialogue on the most critical tech policy issues being debated. 
Technology | Academics | Policy (TAP) is a forum for academics leading the dialogue on the impact of technological innovation in the following areas:

  • artificial intelligence
  • competition policy and antitrust
  • innovation and economic growth
  • intellectual property
  • interoperability and standards
  • networks, the internet, and cloud computing
  • privacy and security

The goal of TAP is to promote academic research and generate substantive policy debate around these topics.

Microsoft provides administrative and financial support for the site’s platform and content. There is no payment made for appearing or blogging on the site. Scholars and academic institutions featured on the site have direct access to make content changes and upload blog posts. 

Participating TAP institutions and scholars are among the leading academic voices on these issues.


The following institutions currently contribute to TAP:



The academics presented on the TAP site are recognized as key voices on technology policy issues. TAP relies on peer suggestions. Requests from individual academics to participate in the site will be submitted quarterly to the heads of the participating academic centers for review.


The article selection has been determined initially by Microsoft to provide a representative listing of each academic’s works that are relevant to TAP issues. The summaries of the articles are written by freelance writers employed either by the authors themselves or under contract with Microsoft. The authors edit and approve the summaries upon completion. TAP makes a strong effort to ensure the summaries represent the author’s views without violating copyrights of work already published elsewhere. All TAP academics are encouraged to modify these summaries and post additional articles to ensure their work is fully represented.

Blog Content

The blog entries are written by TAP academics, TAP staff members, and on occasion by guest bloggers. TAP’s purpose for this section of the site is to present information, points of view, research, and debates directly from the academics and guest experts.

For more information about TAP, contact TAP@techpolicy.com.