• Center for Digital Social Research

DATALAB - Center for Digital Social Research - is an inter-disciplinary research under the Faculty of Arts. The center is based on the vision that technology and data systems should maintain a focus on people and society, supporting the principles of democracy, human rights and ethics.

All research and activities of the center is focusing on three contemporary challenges facing the digital society, that is the challenge of 1) preserving conditions for privacy, autonomy and trust among individuals and groups; 2) sustaining the provision of and access to high-quality content online to safeguard democracy; and 3) maintaining a suitable and meaningful balance between algorithmic and human control in connection with automation.

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News & Activities

Fake news is trust hacking and a threat to companies as well as democracy

2018.05.18 | Survival of Quality Content, DATALAB

Fake news is trust hacking and a threat to democracy and companies

If the consumers lose their trust in the institutions, as a result of fake news, it will also affect their trust in private businesses.

Amanda Karlsson

2018.05.16 | DATALAB

Hello from a Researcher in DATALAB

Get to know one of the members of DATALAB. Here, PhD scholar Amanda Karlsson tells about her research project on personal data tracking.

Fear the future. Or trust the engineers.

2018.04.07 | Algorithmic operation and control, DATALAB

Fear the future. Or trust the engineers.

If we are to trust the IT-engineers who design robots and AI-solutions, we have to be sure that they are taking their societal responsibilities seriously. Read the commentary [in Danish].


Anja Bechmann

Center Director

+45 5133 5138

Anne Henriksen

Administrative Coordinator & Group Manager

+45 9350 8843