Open Data Program

Open Data Program

Leveraging the data technology capabilities of the Alibaba economy, the Luohan Academy – along with Alibaba Group, Ant Group, and other digital ecosystems – has created an open cloud data platform accessible to scholars worldwide. Within a multi-dimensional and collaborative environment, the platform aims to support empirical research related to the digital economy and which in turn boosts development of the real economy.

Why join in Open Data Program



  • We provide the authoritative big data
    Leveraging the data technology capabilities of the Alibaba economy, the Luohan Academy – along with Alibaba Group, Ant Group, and other digital ecosystems – has created an open cloud data platform accessible to scholars worldwide. Within a multi-dimensional and collaborative environment, the platform aims to support empirical research related to the digital economy and which in turn boosts development of the real economy.
  • We bring together top experts and scholars
    We host and participate in many events to discuss international economic issues. Our events are usually not open to the public, but they are open to the news media. Transcripts, papers, webcasts, and archived audio and video from featured events are available on our website. If you have any questions, feedback, or comments, please contact us or visit the speaker’s bio page to contact speakers directly.





How to Apply?



  • Application
    Please send us an e-mail with your complete resume and 1-2 research papers that are most representative of your work. Please also kindly inform us of your proposed research abstract that contains the data you might need.
  • Assessment
    We willcarry out a professional and rigorous evaluation based on your research statement and the data availability from within the Alibaba ecosystem to determine your eligibility and the compatibility between your research and our program.
  • Admission
    After thorough evaluation and confirmation of your eligibility, we willinvite you to sign an agreement on data usage. You are also welcome to conduct research at Luohan Academy, with corresponding technical and research support provided.
  • Joint Research
    We have developed a comprehensive research network composing ofleading scholars and subject matter specialists that enable.Join our community and partake in joint research projects with the Academy and our worldwide network of scholars.
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