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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 minimization of silos and copies, as the key to unlocking meaningful data ownership and the transformative power of collaborative intelligence.

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 global collaborative intelligence

WHAT WE DO

Our free Collaboration Hub hosts open datasets, data crowdsourcing projects for nonprofits and data-for-good teams, and a growing marketplace of free anonymous applications that support important global causes.

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 and event series focusing on data ownership, the untapped potential of Collaborative Intelligence, and the future of apps. Listeners access and participate in polls to help stay on top of emerging trends.

IT'S YOUR DATA