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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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News

Find the recording of our talk at the Big Data Conference Europe 2022
25.11.2022

Missed our talk at the Big Data Conference Europe 2022? We shared what we have learned from our talks with data sharing organisations, and how to realise the full potential of data ecosystems. You can...

Relive EU Datathon 2022 on YouTube
22.11.2022

Did you miss this year's EU Datathon? You can now watch the 12 finalist teams present their apps and defend their ideas. Listen to great speakers, see the awards ceremony, and get inspiration for your...

Support Centre for Data Sharing will be succeeded by Data Spaces Support Centre
14.11.2022
Since 2019, the European Commission’s Support Centre for Data Sharing facilitated data sharing and linked the expertise of data sharing practitioners and researchers. We collected, developed, and...
EU regulators increase the threshold for data subject access requests
10.11.2022

The European Data Protection Board and the Irish Data Protection Commission recently released their guidelines for businesses in handling Data Subject Access Requests ("DSARs"). Two sets of guidelines...

Discover how the EDIC will support common European Data Spaces
07.11.2022

On 10 November, the Data Spaces Business Alliance (BDVA, FIWARE, Gaia-X and IDSA) and the European Commission are hosting an online session to present how the European Digital Infrastructure...

Meet the winners of the EU Datathon 2022!
03.11.2022

The 6th edition of EU Datathon, the EU’s open data competition, came to a close on 20 October 2022. Empowering young people in the job market, reducing greenhouse emissions, and bringing European...

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