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The ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database is licensed under the Open Database License and its contents under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Always cite the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists when using this data.

This database is powered by Neo4j, a graph database that structures data in nodes (the icons you see in the visualization) and relationships (the links between nodes). To make this data easily accessible to everyone, regardless of the technical resources at their disposal, we have converted our original database into several CSV files, one per type of node and one for all the relationships for each project. You may download an archive in zip or torrent format. Please bear in mind that the archive is large, so if you know how to use BitTorrent, we encourage you to use it:

In November and December 2017, ICIJ added data from the Paradise Papers investigation, including records from the Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados and Nevis corporate registries, offshore law firm Appleby and some data linked to politicians featured in the investigation. ICIJ will be adding more Paradise Papers structured data in 2018. We recommend you read this section about the latest updates to the data.

On December 1 2017 ICIJ, with the help of Neo4j, incorporated a complete package for data exploration that includes a special Neo4j Desktop:

  • The Offshore Leaks graph data
  • Neo4j Graph Database, the engine powering the graph
  • ICIJ Explorer, an easy-to-use data exploration application
  • Neo4j Browser, an advanced tool for data query and analysis
  • A guide that explains how to use Neo4j and examples to search in it

After downloading and launching Neo4j Desktop for ICIJ, all the required components and datasets. Once everything is installed the Neo4j Browser can be launched with the click of a button. An introductory guide that explains the structure of the data and how to use it for analysis and exploration will be available.

Download the right Neo4j Desktop executable from the following links:

The data from offshore law firm Appleby is the only Paradise Papers data that is currently included in this downloadable version. More structured data will be available for download in the coming weeks, once it has been released to the database. Detailed instructions on how to launch the packages are available in the readme. You’ll be able to explore the ICIJ Offshore Leaks data without having to install Neo4j separately. Watch this video to learn more about this graph database software:

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