Digitize! aims at

  • establishing and enhancing the Computational Social Sciences in Austria through the cooperation of  Austrian universities and the interdisciplinary collaboration of social sciences, data sciences, mathematics, informatics and statistics
  • research and development of new data formats, data processing and analysis techniques as well as novel standards and practices from ethical and legal perspectives to investigate societal transformations
  • innovation through social-scientific algorithm development
  • building on international forerunners (such as SOEP, GIP, ELIPSS etc.)
  • facilitating exchange and collaboration between universities, the public, political stakeholders and public administration as well as the private sector by promoting Open Science and Open Data (open access to research data through AUSSDA, participation in European Open Science Cloud EOSC)