Team: Dr. Christina Eder, Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf
Leader: Dr. Christina Eder, Prof. Dr. Christof Wolf
Scientific unit: Data Archive for the Social Sciences (DAS)


Digitalization is changing social coexistence in a variety of, sometimes fundamental, ways. The aim of digilog@bw is to identify the influence of digitization on people and the resulting social changes and to analyze them in an interdisciplinary way. The project wants to create the basis for shaping digital change in a technically and politically positive way for the benefit of people.

Under the direction of the University of Mannheim, the consortium aims to work on criteria for a responsible shaping of the digital society in the three joint projects "Autonomy", "Knowledge" and "Participation".

GESIS is involved in the field of "Participation" together with the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). This subproject focuses on the effects of digitization (e.g. social media) on political participation and political communication.



Sponsored by


  • Universität Mannheim (Konsortialführer)

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

  • Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW), Universität Tübingen

  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

  • Leibniz Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM)

  • Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)

  • Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)

  • Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM)