Soda Lab

  • Soda Lab

    Hub for methodological collaboration and innovation in the social sciences

About the Project

Our primary goal is to foster interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration, aiming to integrate the diversity of methodological approaches in social and data science research. Thereby, we strive to stimulate exchange and development of innovative analytical tools.


It is our mission to:


  • Enhance our understanding of the influence of digital transformation on social scienceresearch and teaching.
  • Explore new data sources and implement novel tools for analyzing existing data sources. Unlocking new avenues for exploration and discovery.
  • Identify scientific standards that ensure responsible and transparent utilization of computational tools, benefiting both the scholarly community and society as a whole.


The Lab catalyzes the frontiers of interdisciplinary research, driving forward the integration of diverse methodologies and technologies to address pressing societal challenges. Through collaboration, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to ethical inquiry, the Soda Lab strives to shape a future where the insights gleaned from social and data science research pave the way for positive change and progress.


Social Data Laboratory
Mary-Somerville-Str. 9
28359 Bremen


Personen im Gespräch in einem Seminarraum.

Seminarseries 2024

Our seminar series will continue this semester: Starting on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, the Soda Lab invites you to a weekly discourse on computer-based methods in the social sciences. The series will take place on Mondays from 14:00 to 15:00, with the exception of the first lecture and will be hybrid to allow for presentations and participation from around the world. Our aim is to create a space that brings together methodologically interested researchers of all career stages to foster interdisciplinary exchange and shared learning.

Präsentation im Raum. Gruppe von Teilnehmer*innen schauen Richtung präsentierende Person. Auf der Präsentation steht Measuring Culture

Measuring Culture Worskshop 2023

The two-day workshop brought together 15-20 researchers who are interested in using computational and formal approaches in the sociological study of culture. The workshop covered a wide range of research topics that employ network and text analytical applications, as well as computer vision approaches to study cultural phenomena. Participants had the opportunity to discuss novel data sources and formats, including unstructured text files, images, songs, or videos, to share ideas on collecting and storing such data and dealing with data quality issues.

Glasshall Uni Bremen

Seminarseries 2023

Beginning on 23rd October, at SOCIUM, we had weekly presentations and discussions on new and future-oriented methods across disciplines and research traditions. The series is intended to create a space for methodologically interested scientists at all career levels and to promote mutual exchange and learning from each other. At the same time, the lecture series is also the starting signal for the Social Data Laboratory, which will organize further events in the future and act as an umbrella for methodological cooperation and innovation in the social sciences here in Bremen.