The DSI coordinates the ELSI task force of the NRP "Big Data".
In January 2018, the Swiss National Science Foundation approved the "Big Data ELSI Task Force" project. The project establishes a task force for ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) within the framework of the National Research Programme "Big Data" (NRP-75). The main objective of the Task Force is to provide ethical, legal and social expertise for all NRP-75 projects where such problems and issues arise in the course of their work but lack the expertise and resources to address these issues properly. The project is coordinated by DSI and comprises all Module 2 projects of the National Research Programme.