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About SCDS

Better use and knowledge of data allows us to better understand and overcome global challenges. To leverage this opportunity, data needs to be shared in ways that are secure and that protect the rights and interests of citizens and businesses. Many approaches to data sharing already exist. Specifically, the creation of data spaces as part of the European strategy for data is key to fostering an ecosystem for data sharing, cross-sector and cross-border collaboration, and innovation in Europe.

The “Support Centre for Data Sharing” (SCDS) is an initiative funded by the European Commission to facilitate data sharing and link the expertise of data sharing practitioners and researchers. We collect, develop, and disseminate data sharing practices that imply novel models, tackle legal or technological challenges, and provide practical, legal, and technological support for data transactions.

Explore SCDS

api friendliness checker
Check your API against essential quality and usability criteria.
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Recommended Contract Terms
Read our overview of common contractual issues and model clauses for licensing data.
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Data Sharing Practice Examples
Discover new insights into experimental or established practices for sharing data.
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Data Talks
Join us to discuss the risks and rewards of data spaces and sovereignty.
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News

Digital Europe Programme explained: the data space for tourism
27.01.2022

As part of the Digital Europe Programme, the European Commission aims to set up common European Data Spaces. These data spaces will each have a specific sectoral focus. In a series of news pieces, we...

Digital Europe Programme explained: data spaces for public administrations
25.01.2022

As part of the Digital Europe Programme, the European Commission aims to set up common European Data Spaces. These data spaces will each have a specific sectoral focus. In a series of news pieces, we...

Submit your application for MediaFutures: The European data-driven innovation hub for media
20.01.2022

Are you an artist or part of a media start-up? Then you can apply for funding up to €80.000 to build your ideas to get people to engage with quality journalism, science education, and democratic...

 Digital Europe Programme explained: the Language Data Space
18.01.2022

As part of the Digital Europe Programme, the European Commission aims to set up common European Data Spaces. These data spaces will each have a specific sectoral focus. In a series of news pieces, we...

We launched a new version of the website!
13.01.2022

You might have noticed it already: we have updated the SCDS website.

We are very excited about this new version of the SCDS website. This third version includes many improvements in terms of web...

Digital Europe Programme explained: the data space for skills
11.01.2022

As part of the Digital Europe Programme, the European Commission aims to set up common European Data Spaces. These data spaces will each have a specific sectoral focus. In a series of news pieces, we...