How to help
On Declarator, we collect and analyze information on the income and assets of Russian public servants. We need help in the following areas:
- Searching for and adding declarations. We need to find files containing information about income and assets on the websites of various state authorities and add them to our database.
- Expanding our data. The data is published in a number of formats – from simple Microsoft Word files to scanned documents or strange websites like this. We transform them all into one format so we can work with the data. If you are a programmer and can write parsers, we would appreciate your help. If you don’t know how to write parsers (and don’t even know what they are), but are willing to spend some of your time on this, we’d still be glad to receive your help.
- Analyzing declarations. We need to compare public servants’ declarations over a number of years and compare the growth in assets and declared incomes. By law, they must explain the origin of their assets if the value of their new assets exceeds their family income over a period of three years. Finding such cases is a priority for us.
- Writing requests and complaints. We plan to address every instance in which we cannot find declarations on a state authority’s website. To do this, we send requests and complaints to the regulatory authorities. Sometimes it helps.
If you wish to volunteer to help the Declarator project or take part in testing, please fill out our form.