The future is
#AccessNotCopies

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

 We see control (e.g. through the elimination of 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 design approaches that minimize data and eliminate copies in order to make universal control possible

UNIVERSAL
OWNERSHIP

 We believe that control of data should be in the hands of its rightful owner (person  or organization) or a temporary custodian that they appoint

UNIVERSAL
ACCESS

We support frictionless problem-solving driven by owner-defined, universally-enforced access grants, not complex contracts or meaningless consent

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Control is the foundation of Data Ownership and Collaborative Intelligence

WHAT WE DO

Community | Research Support | Infrastructure

Node Zero Community

Node Zero Community

Our community members collaborate on datasets, dashboards, and open tools in support of their sector and important causes.

Node X Program

Node X Program

Our free software program supports data-centric research teams at universities, nonprofits, and corporate for good programs

Collaborative Intelligence Network

Collaborative Intelligence Network

We're drafting a blueprint for a new global infrastructure for data and apps defined by control, ownership, and Collaborative Intelligence

IT'S YOUR DATA

FREE PARTNERSHIPS

Joining the alliance offers organizations multiple opportunities to augment their brand, content, leadership, and training programs.

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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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JOIN OUR 
DATA-CENTRIC COMMUNITY

Node Zero community members collaborate on datasets, dashboards, and tools in support of important causes while advancing best practices in Data Ownership

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Access leading-edge data tech

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Learn the data-centric skills of the future

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Collaborate on datasets

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Make professional connections

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Build tools for good causes 

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Represent the community

GLOBALIZED DATA REQUIRES GLOBAL STANDARDS

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

CXOs from all sectors are faced with the challenges of data fragmentation

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

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DEVELOP DATA-CENTRIC SKILLS

We're developing a cirriculum that focuses on data ownership, data collaboration, and data-centric development. Free courses start early 2022.

THE CONTROL FLYWHEEL

Current approaches to data management and application design based on silos and copies represent a fundamental barrier to data ownership, governance, portability, auditability, deletion, and collaboration.

Our goal is to advance the technologies, protocols, and standards that will contribute to the establishment of a new global infrastructure defined by control, not chaos.

But how does this work?
 

Data minimization and the elimination of copies kickstarts the 'Control Flywheel'

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The elimination of copies makes meaningful ownership possible via univeral access controls.

Greater efficiency  stimulates demand for more projects powered by controlled data. 

Outcomes

Data Ownership

Data Portability

Data Deletion

Next-gen Governance

Federated Problem-Solving

Increased IT capacity