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

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CONTROL

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

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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

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ACCESS

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

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Making control the foundation of Data Ownership and Collaborative Intelligence

WHAT WE DO

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Free community bringing together people and orgs from a wide range of sectors to collaborate on free apps for important causes. All stakeholders protected by Data Owner Bill of Rights.

RESEARCH

RESEARCH

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

SOFTWARE

SOFTWARE

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 data-centric standard for digital innovation that includes decoupling data from apps, federating goverance, and making access controls universal.

IT'S YOUR DATA