Information, Networking & Support for

Platform Data Access

Article 40 of the Digital Services Act (DSA) requires platforms to grant data access to researchers and non-profit organisations in order to detect, identify and understand systemic risks in the European Union.
The DSA 40 Data Access Collaboratory provides up-to-date information on the legislation’s implementation,  networking activities, and advisory services for researchers, lawmakers, and the interested public.

The DSA40 Data Access Tracker

Keep track of your access application

We call upon researchers and other non-profit organisations to share their data access requests with us, so that we can

  • inform the public about the success rate of  access requests
  • develop guidance for successful access requests
  • inform ongoing regulatory processes 


complete applications registered


applications have been decided by the platforms


applications have requested public data

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applications were accepted by the platforms

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Data Access Basics

Frequently Asked Questions

Data access applications can either be submitted by members of a research organisation or other non-profit organisations with a public interest mission.

DSA Article 40 differentiates between public and private data. While public data can be requested by researchers from research institutions and other non-profit organisations, private data can only be requested by „vetted researchers“ who meet the requirements laid down in DSA Art. 40 (8).

DSA Art. 34 defines systemic risk as:

  • dissemination of illegal content
  • negative effects for the exercise of fundamental rights
  • negative effects on civic discourse, electoral processes and public security
  • negative effects in relation to gender-based violence, the protection of public health, the protection of minors and relating to someone’s physical and mental well-being
Have more questions? Contact us!

The DSA 40 Collaboratory Core Team

Ulrike Klinger

Principal Investigator
European University Viadrina

Jakob Ohme

Principal Investigator
Weizenbaum Institute

Lukas Seiling

Collaboratory Coordination &
Technical Implementation