The International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR) is a nonprofit consortium, incorporated in the United States, that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of open standards for the global effort to resolve disputes and conflicts using information and communications technology.
ICODR promotes worldwide standards for all forms of technology-assisted dispute resolution, including diagnosis, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and courts. ICODR’s open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, protect consumers and citizens, and protect the right of free access to justice.
ICODR was developed by the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (NCTDR) and its group of international Fellows. NCTDR was founded in 1998 and, since then, has cultivated the theory and practice of online dispute resolution throughout the world. Among its other activities, it hosts the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution and two annual conferences, the International ODR Forum and ODR Cyberweek.