• Center for Digital Social Research

DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research is an inter-disciplinary research center at the School of Communication and Culture. 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.

Recent publications

News & Activities

Arkivfoto fra Jyllands-Posten: Nishat Ahmed/AP

2018.11.28 | DATALAB

Can an app prevent pregnancy? (in Danish)

Commentary in Jyllands-Posten by Amanda Karlsson and Anja Bechmann about self-measurement technologies and the algorithms that lie behind (in Danish)

2018.10.29 | Research, DATALAB

Future challenges in human-machine communication

Leading scientists in internet research discuss future challenges in human-machine communication

Arkivfoto fra jyllands-posten: Nanna Navntoft

2018.10.10 | DATALAB

Our feelings have become desirable commodities (Danish)

Information about you and your feelings are worth a lot to companies when they need to promote themselves.


Anja Bechmann

Center Director
+45 5133 5138