We are delighted we can announce TikTok has extended the scope of its Research API to nonprofit academic institutions across the U.S. This is a major step towards making access more accessible to data and insights for the benefit of the public.
TikTok as an online social network, is growing quickly in popularity, especially among younger people. It has grown into an international phenomenon with over one billion active monthly users. This is why TikTok is now an increasingly significant platform for researchers, marketers and academics to study the behavior of users and trends.
Its Research API was previously only available to select partners of the commercial market which made it difficult for researchers not part of these partnerships to access information. With this latest expansion, institutions of higher education who meet certain requirements can now apply to access The TikTok Research API.
To be eligible institutions must be non-profit and focussed on research in the social sciences. They should also be able to demonstrate a track record of conducting research that is ethical and safeguarding individuals’ privacy. This policy reflects TikTok’s commitment towards ethical data usage and privacy security.
Research API Research API provides academic researchers with access to an extensive variety of information, including user profiles, public videos as well as engagement indicators. The data is used to get insights into the user’s behavior patterns, demographics, and other trends. They can also assist researchers to understand the effects of TikTok on culture and society.
With the development to the Research API, TikTok is providing new opportunities for academic researchers to investigate and study the effects of social media on society. With the ability to access these data, TikTok is empowering researchers to conduct research of high-quality which can inform public policy and shape how social media will evolve in the coming years.
In conclusion, the expansion of the Research API to nonprofit academic institutions across the U.S. is an important advancement in the democratization of access to data. Through providing access to the most valuable data, TikTok is helping to enhance research in the social sciences as well as ensure responsible use of data. We think this is a improvement for both TikTok as well as the academic community. we’re looking forward to the insightful insights that can be gained through this program.