Think tank

Data & Society Research Institute

New York City, NY, United States

Data & Society is a research institute in New York City that is focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development. The issues that Data & Society seeks to address are complex. The same innovative technologies and sociotechnical practices that are reconfiguring society – enabling novel modes of interaction, new opportunities for knowledge, and disruptive business paradigms – can be abused to invade people’s privacy, provide new tools of discrimination, and harm individuals and communities. To provide frameworks that can help society address emergent tensions, Data & Society is committed to identifying thorny issues at the intersection of technology and society, providing and encouraging research that can ground informed, evidence-based public debates, and building a network of researchers and practitioners who can anticipate issues and offer insight and direction. Data & Society’s programs bring together different perspectives, research methods, and practices. We weave together researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals. We see tremendous reciprocal benefits for network building and research when they are combined.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.datasociety.net

Address:
36 West 20th Street 11th Floor New York, NY 10011

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2014
Age (years)
Data & Society Research Institute
 7
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Danah Boyd | Catherine Bracy
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Anil Dash
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Danah Boyd
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2017
Data & Society Research Institute
 31
United States average
 56
Global average
 161

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Data & Society Research Institute
 248
United States average
 145
Global average
 156
Financials
2015
Data & Society Research Institute
 $3,415,581
United States average
 $21,077,089
Global average
 $55,910,158

Social

Likes (2019)
Data & Society Research Institute
 5,270
United States average
 72,519
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2017)
Data & Society Research Institute
 3,300
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Data & Society Research Institute
 49,325
United States average
 35,047
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2018)
Data & Society Research Institute
 41,879
Followers (2017)
Data & Society Research Institute
 22,600
Subscribers (2019)
Data & Society Research Institute
 1,007
United States average
 12,119
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2017)
Data & Society Research Institute
 756

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: ETH CSS Organizations and Resources Page Partners, Organisation´s website
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