Our projects
State policy is more effective when it is based on scientific data analysis. Research Data Infrastructure (RDI) is a project created with the aim to optimize data exchange between data holders and government bodies, as well as researchers and representatives of the academic community.
Researchers often do not have access to detailed data (micro-data) kept by government bodies. This data is not processed by the state, nor is it published even for restricted use by the research community. Open government data is often published in formats that are inconvenient to work with: researchers cannot simply gather the data and start examining it. The data needs to be carefully processed by each user individually. Researchers spend up to 60% of the allocated research time on data processing.
The creation of a data and research exchange infrastructure will help increase the number of quality research articles on policy-making approaches. Meanwhile, data holders will receive the tools and the algorithms that will help them assess and model data, thus improving their day-to-day work.
  • We can access even previously unavailable government data
  • We also offer research tools and provide methodological support
  • Our team of data analysts collects, processes and enriches the available data, bringing it to a machine-readable format.
  • Each dataset includes a detailed metadata description. We also answer the researchers' methodological questions.
RDI's database in Russian
Today, RDI's database includes 50 datasets (in Russian) on government funding, economy, the labor market, education and science, income and inequality, healthcare, environment, infrastructure, lawmaking, geodata, and international relations.
Research data infrastructure
Our projects
Research Data Infrastructure (RDI)
Research Data Infrastructure (RDI, available at data-in.ru) acts as a mediator between researchers and data holders.

This platform gives researchers access to detailed, previously unpublished government and society data, making it easier to work with open data. All datasets are compiled and structured to be easily accessed by researchers and data analysts.
Data events
We organize hackathons, contests and meetups in cooperation with data holders.

Data visualization experts, developers, product designers, machine learning specialists, researchers and data analysts are working with RDI data to come up with meaningful solutions.
Library for Evidence-Based Policy Making (in Russian)
Evidence-based policy-making is an idea proposing that policy decisions should be based on rigorously established experimental research and data.

We have compiled a library of the best examples and practices of evidence-based policy making in Russian. Our library also includes public talks and other information that will help you get acquainted with evidence-based policy making approaches.
Digital maturity assessment
A comprehensive evaluation of companies, educational institutions and government bodies.

Our team presents case studies that help us estimate growth potential, detect areas of development and come up with digital transformation strategies.
Digitalization academy
A course developed in cooperation with the Legal Academy that deals with digital policy-making.

The course includes lectures presented by researchers, attorneys and experts on the ways policy-making and legal regulation adapt to the needs of modern society. It also considers possible ways to develop a digitalized legal sphere.