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Civic Data Lab

Civic Data Lab

Data for the common good – FROM civil society, FOR civil society. The consortium of the German Informatics Society (GI), CorrelAid and the German Caritas Association has been setting up the Civic Data Lab (CDL) since July 2023. It was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). The consortium enables civil society stakeholders to better achieve their goals for the common good through data collection, analysis and exchange.

Goal and target groups

The CDL supports organised and non-organised civil society stakeholders to effectively collect and process data. Furthermore, they receive help to evaluate, link, use and make available data from their own and external sources. Using practical examples of implementation, the CDL reduces barriers to data-driven social innovation. It increases cooperation between civil society organisations around data. 

What we offer


  • provides expert advice on legal, technical and data-related issues, 
  • connects civil society actors, academics, stakeholders and communities, 
  • transfers knowledge, 
  • supports the implementation of data projects, 
  • bundles and develops educational offers in the field of Civic Data for civil society and  
  • implements data-driven services for the common good. 

Contact the Civic Data Lab team

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)

Glinkastraße 24
10117 Berlin

E-Mail: .
Phone: +49 30 18555 1387

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