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Investigative Dashboard

The Investigative Dashboard was created by the OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project) to allow anyone to get started on follow-the-money investigative techniques.

The Investigative Dashboard is divided into four sections:

- “Worldwide Company Data”, an ever-expanding list of databases containing information on companies from all over the world (e.g. the Panama registry of companies);

- A Tools section, with resources on how to build collaborative spaces, mine data, visualise data, and how to secure emails and computers;

- The “Data Vault,” a search engine indexing data on companies gathered by the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Eastern Europe;

- A free-of-charge Research Desk, where journalists and activists can submit requests to professional researchers to obtain data about people or companies. The research desk was created by Paul Radu to address what he considered were the biggest obstacles to investigators, especially in developing countries: funds and languages. Some databases require registration fees to be accessed, and the company you are researching on may be registered in a country whose language you do not speak. The Research Desk researchers can help by taking care of fees and translations.

Read more about the Investigative Dashboard in an article Paul Radu wrote in Boing Boing.

Watch this video to find out more about using the Investigative Dashboard.