Norway is one of the most digitalised societies in the world. More than 95% of the Norwegian population has internet access at home or at work. This presents great opportunities for research, which the University of Bergen has taken advantage of by establishing an innovative digital Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) with financial support from the Trond Mohn Foundation. DIGSSCORE comprises the Norwegian Citizen Panel and the Citizen Lab. The Norwegian Citizen Panel is the first fully digital infrastructure for questionnaire surveys in Norwegian research. The Citizen Lab is a professional, fully-equipped data lab with 32 work stations, located in Bergen city centre.
The Core Facility is used to generate large amounts of data in the form of survey data, panel data, survey experimental data and data from lab experiments. Around 50 researchers and research groups in Norway and around the world use data from the Citizen Panel’s research.