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 faster and more inclusive innovation via Data Collaboration that's powered by owner-defined access grants and data-centricity, not copies

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Making control the foundation of Data Ownership and Collaborative Intelligence

WHAT WE DO

INFRASTRUCTURE

INFRASTRUCTURE

Our Web 3.0 research project focuses on a global infrastructure for data and apps that's founded on control and collaboration. Includes a blueprint, video series, and interoperability tests.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Our free community brings together people and orgs multiple sectors who collaborate on open datasets and access free tools. All members protected by Data Owner Bill of Rights.

DATA FOR GOOD

DATA FOR GOOD

Free software program supporting research projects at universities, nonprofits, and corporate for good programs. Particularly applicable to multi-stakeholder projects managing sensitive data.

ADVOCACY

ADVOCACY

We actively support Zero-Copy Integration, a framework for digital innovation that defines a controlled, inclusive, and efficient approach. It decouples data from applications to eliminate silos and copies.

IT'S YOUR DATA

FREE PARTNERSHIPS

Our free Partner Success program offers 15+ unique ways to support your brand, content, solutions, and leadership team.

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The combination of Data Collaboration and data ownership will define digital transformation for decades to come. I fully support the Data Collaboration Alliance in their efforts to accelerate that future.

Sylvie Veilleux
Ex-CIO, Dropbox and
DCA Advisor

We're talking about re-architecting the next wave of digital society, and we're going to need a lot of people to pitch in.

Mark Surman
Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation and DCA Advisor

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FOUNDING MEMBERS WELCOME!

Join our free community and thrive in a collaborative environment where our members control their data!😎 

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BORDERLESS DATA REQUIRES UNIVERSAL CONTROL

Zero-Copy Integration is a global standard initiative of the Data Collaboration Alliance

CXOs everywhere are dealing with the challenges of data proliferation caused by data silos and copy-based data integration

The Data Collaboration Alliance supports Zero-Copy Integration, an emerging global standard that provides a framework for accelerating new digital solutions while simultaneously increasing control of data.