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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.

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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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