The Observatory on Regional Democracy is a web portal for anyone who is interested in political, social, and economic data at the regional level. The Observatory seeks to counter 'methodological nationalism' in mainstream political, economic, and social science which is the tendency to collect nationally aggregated data with the result that variation at the sub-national scale is not empirically observed nor theoretically investigated. The team of the Centre on Regional Democratic Governance collects a swath of data on elections, parties, parliaments, governments and institutions at the regional level and this data is made available through the Observatory on Regional Democracy. The Observatory also provides regional data collected by other researchers and links to resources provided by other organisations.

Funding for the Observatory on Regional Democracy is provided by a Starting Grant from the Trond Mohn Foundation and the University of Bergen.