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We support investigative journalism

Researching company information on North Data is an important source of information for investigative journalism. The network representations on our website enable connections and contexts to be discovered - not just on a national level, but also across borders.

Many journalists have been accredited for our free Premium Service Investigative Accounts, which enables powerful searches and detailed insight into the financial situation of European companies. Also the notification service ("Watch List") is important for journalistic work.

We actively support independent and investigative journalism because we believe it is an essential pillar of a modern democratic society. This page gives an insight into our efforts and showcases selected research.

Investigative Accounts

If you are a journalist and are interested in using our services, please send us a request to with a description of your work and we will offer you a free account. We would be very happy to receive a mention and/or link. We reserve the right to refuse the request or to terminate the account without giving a prior notice or reason.

Researching with North Data

North Data's Investigative Accounts are being used by more than 865 accredited Journalists as a source for company information.

Want to present your own research here? Send us an inquiry at


We also support selected organizations that are dedicated to the promotion of investigative journalism or operating it themselves, through partnerships or collaborations.

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netzwerk recherche e.V.

netzwerk recherche e.V. is a registered non-profit association. It was founded in 2001 by journalists to support and strenghten journalistic research and quality journalism in Germany.

North Data is a member of the funding board of trustees.


The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is a US-based project of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI). The tasks of the ICIJ include exposing abuse of power, corruption and breach of duty by powerful public and private institutions.

North Data is ICIJ Insider.

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As part of the so-called CorrelAidX Challenge, CorrelAid's local chapters are taking a closer look at offshore papers on a region-specific basis. Each group is support by a local reporter from the CORRECTIV.Lokal Network. As part of this project, the North Data API will be used to extend and enrich the findings from the ICIJ database.

We support the Süddeutsche Zeitung („Panama Papers“) with Data Packages for analytic purposes. It is one of the largest daily newspapers in Germany.

Are you interested in a cooperation with us? Send us an email at