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Especially helpful and innovative research tools that journalists and others can use to hold power to account.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Fatima's mission is for every person in the world to have their voice heard, while ensuring a safe, secure, and ethical research experience.

Civic Infrastructure Scan

To build the foundations of democracy with intention, as Jill Blair and Malka Kopell suggest, there is a need to survey the types of civic infrastructure in place and how these building blocks fit together in order to appreciate where the cracks and crevices are that need strengthening.


Collaborate is an open-source tool that newsrooms can use to enable multiple reporters to share a dataset.

The OpenAustralia Foundation PO Box 147 Katoomba NSW 2780

Take the hassle out of web scraping


The global archive of research material for investigative reporting.

X-ray contact

A platform for searching information about people based on open-source data



Mountain View, CA, USA

Explore and analyze large collections of documents. By Google Journalist Studio.


DocumentCloud runs every document you upload through Thomson Reuters OpenCalais, giving you access to extensive information about the people, places and organizations mentioned in each.

Semantic Scholar

an AI-powered scientific paper search engine. It provides a one-sentence tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) summary under every computer science paper (for now) when users use the search function or go to an author’s page.

Source Africa

It is Africa’s premier repository for documents that the public need to help make more informed decisions, or that help civic watchdogs such as the media or social justice NGOs substantiate their reportage, or documents that have been suppressed or censored elsewhere.

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