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Why The Data Tank?

Serving the common good together, by using data differently.

So, what is The Data Tank?


We must unlock data’s potential now

Changing the debate about data  

Doing this together

At The Data Tank, we partner with organizations and individuals across the globe, who believe in our mission to serve the common good by using data differently. They span private, public and voluntary sectors, and include universities, businesses and governmental bodies.  We pool the learning from people doing innovative hands-on work, identifying best practice from projects around the world. And we share those examples with policymakers, so they can draw on the latest thinking – and doing – to shape Data Governance in the coming months and years.

Creating the space to do it

Our vision means a significant shift in how we all think about data: how we access it and what we do with it. It’s a very different place to the one where we live now, which is full of worry about privacy, security and hoarding.  It’s not easy to move towards a world where data is reused and shared, willingly and responsibly.  We understand that. We all want reassurance that it can be done safely. Which is why we need to create a participatory framework to establish a Social License, to re-use data in ways that can serve the common good. And where trusted Data Stewards will help to create that change, every day.

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