Vision & Mission

Vision
Help build safe immersive environments.

Mission
Inspire and catalyze the safe use of extended reality (XR).

XRSI Principles

Ethical

Unbiased

True to our mission

XRSI Goals

As part of the test-bed project, we will work closely with university-based research cyberspace organizations and public/commercial XR technology providers to:

  • Establish a “standards-based” workflow for the management of access and use of XR data and computing resources;
  • Establish reporting to and coordination with funding agencies;
  • Develop “community-based” contracts to streamline acquisition of services;
  • Encourage commercial providers to offer research cyberspace consistent with community-generated requirements and compliant with relevant policies;
  • Develop a standard approach to communicating any data/resource stewardship, policy-based, regulatory, contractual and financial obligations related to the access to and use of XR technologies.

Who we are

XR Safety Initiative (XRSI) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit organization that promotes privacy, security, and ethics in the immersive environments (virtual reality, mixed reality, and augmented reality). Our mission is to help build safe and inclusive experiences so that XR stakeholders are able to make informed and decisions. We do so by discovering novel cybersecurity, privacy, and ethical risks and proposing potential solutions to mitigate them. XRSI, being the first such global effort, finds itself uniquely positioned to provide impartial, practical information about XR related risks and opportunities to individuals, corporations, universities, government agencies, and other organizations worldwide.

XRSI as 4 core function

  • Research Investment
  • Build and Promote Trust and Safety Standards
  • Advisory and Oversight Functions
  • Encourage critical thinking among XR stakeholders via media/awareness campaigns

XRSI intends to set up working groups that will begin an open dialog with members of the XR research community, including university-based research groups and commercial XR entities. Workshops will include presentations from many ongoing initiatives working to identify and address researcher access and funding issues. With few exceptions, these initiatives would either focus on: a region or country; a select/small group of research organizations; a scientific discipline; or a specific technology such as cyber risks in virtual reality (VR), security, privacy, and ethics.