The Social and Economic Data Forum (RatSWD) met for its 63rd session in Berlin on 19 and 20 May 2022. The focus was on exchange and discussion of current research policy issues and the positioning of the RatSWD. In addition, it decided to voluntarily register in the public lobby register for the representation of interests vis-à-vis the German Bundestag and the Federal Government. This increases the Council’s ability to act as a policy advisory body and strengthens its function in representing the interests of science. Furthermore, the Council adopted its amended election regulations and appointed the election management for the 2023 election.