Digitize! is a cooperative digitalisation project of university partners across Austria including a variety of scientific disciplines.

The project adresses the multi-faceted phenomenon of digitalisation and its various forms as well as the societal transformations coming along with with. Social and technological changes - such as increased datafication of individual and societal spheres of life - pose new challenges and tasks also for the (social) sciences.

Social sciences must keep pace with technological, social and digital transformations and take an active part including (inter alia):

  • advancement of digital techniques for data collection and data analysis
  • enhancement of digital teaching at universities
  • proactive reflection, analysis and scientific monitoring of societal, technological and political transformation processes
  • elaboration, analysis and evaluation of legal and ethical standards and practices in computational social sciences.

Digitize! will contribute to this active role and advancement of the social sciences within a changing society.