Measuring the impacts of Civic Technology for researchers, funders, governments and organisations

mySociety’s research team seeks to discover what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to our own technologies and those of others in our field.

By analysing data, conducting fieldwork, looking at outcomes, assessing reach, and through user interventions, we work to understand the true impact of digital tools on government and civic engagement. We aim to create a clear mandate for the sector and a meeting place where all interested parties can discuss findings.

Read our research strategy.


Research library A resource for all

mySociety’s research team publishes multiple papers through the year. These can all be accessed in our online Research library.

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TICTeC Bringing together the Civic Tech community

Our annual Impacts of Civic Technology conference is recognised as the world’s most important event for practitioners in our field.

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Research consultancy Hire our researchers to work with you

As the world’s first NGO in the field of digital democracy, we have a wealth of research and design experience you can benefit from.

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Data For researchers

mySociety sites generate a large quantity of Open Data, from political information to pothole reports, which you can query for your own research purposes.

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Research highlights

Civic Tech Cities

Rebecca Rumbul, Emily Shaw

May 2017

Who Benefits From Civic Technology?

Rebecca Rumbul

October 2015

WhatDoTheyKnow and Central Government FOI

Alex Parsons

November 2017