Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative Publications

Document Type

Published Papers

Publication Date

Spring 2013


Cornell eRulemaking Initiative (CeRI) designed and operated Regulation Room, a pilot project that provides an online environment for people and groups to learn about, discuss, and react to selected proposed federal rules. The project is a unique collaboration between CeRI academic researchers and the government. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) was CeRI's first agency partner and chose Regulation Room as its first open government "flagship initiative." USDOT received a White House Open Government Leading Practices Award for its collaboration in the project. CeRI owns, designs, operates, and controls Regulation Room, but works closely with partner agencies to identify suitable "live" rulemakings for the site and to evaluate success after a rule closes.


Published in: Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council, vol. 69, no. 4/vol. 70, no. 1 (Winter 2012/Spring 2013).