Responsible: Dr. Ivaylo Dinev
The Multi-Method Data Laboratory for Conflict and Cooperation in Eastern Europe (DataLab) is an interdisciplinary platform that discusses and shares quantitative and qualitative data on the political, social, economic and spatial dynamics of Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War. In addition to that, it provides data support and helps to disseminate methods on conflict and cooperation in Eastern Europe.
The DataLab focuses on four activities: data support, trainings, publications, and compiling a database of datasets on conflict and cooperation. In terms of data support, the DataLab helps with any inquires researchers in KonKoop have about collecting data, methods and data analysis. It also provides guidelines on how to use specific methods (e.g. mixed-methods, protest event analysis, life history, etc.). In terms of training, the DataLab organizes workshops and seminars for young researchers on methods and techniques in social and political sciences. The database provides a list of available datasets and sources covering the region of Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War. In addition to that, the DataLab publishes working papers, journal articles and reports for conferences/seminars on the collection and processing of data.