The Data Collaboration Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to helping the World's people and organizations get full control of their information.  

 We see control (through the elimination of data silos and copies) as the key to supporting meaningful Data Ownership and unlocking the transformative power of global Collaborative Intelligence.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

UNIVERSAL
CONTROL

We support technologies and methodologies that minimize data and eliminate copies in order to make meaningful control possible

UNIVERSAL
OWNERSHIP

 We believe Data Ownership is a human right and control should be in the hands of the rightful owner or a temporary custodian they appoint

UNIVERSAL
ACCESS

 We support data-centric innovation that's powered by collaboration between people and systems and protected by owner-defined access grants

LATEST UPDATES

DCA-Swirly-Wallpaper.png

Making control the foundation of Data Ownership and Collaborative Intelligence

WHAT WE DO

Our Collaboration Hub offers free web apps for important causes, open datasets, data crowdsourcing tools, and a dataware sandbox. Partners are invited to participate by contributing project resources and sponsoring apps.

We support Zero-Copy Integration, a new standard for digital innovation that decouples data from apps to support meaningful control and collaboration. We're also developing the World's first Data Collaboration Policy template.

The Collaborative Intelligence Network is a research project focused on defining a global infrastructure for data and apps that's based on control and collaboration. Includes a blueprint, videos, and interoperability tests.

The Data Drop is our podcast focusing on data ownership, the future of applications, and the global potential of human-centric intelligence. Listeners participate in collaborative polls that help them stay ahead of emerging trends.

IT'S YOUR DATA