Development Gateway and the Government of Moldova Collaborate on a Data Management Plan: A Case Study by SDSN TReNDS for C4DC

This case study documents a data management plan (DMP) established by Development Gateway and the Government of Moldova to collect data on its development and aid programs. It is a useful example of an unsigned data sharing agreement, which can be a valuable alternative for certain data collaborations. The plan was produced through joint-collaborations and negotiations between the Government of Moldova, Development Gateway, and other data contributors. Informed by an interview with Development Gateway and the agreement text, this case study describes how the DMP was formed and highlights key elements of the agreement. The complete DMP is available in the Contracts for Data Collaboration Repository.

Demystifying data sharing: Insights from key stakeholders

Contracts for Data Collaboration (C4DC) aims to shed light on the opportunities and challenges inherent to data sharing practices. This insight report draws extensively on interviews with partners and key stakeholders. It aims to break down the complexities and opacity of DSAs as much as possible and to raise awareness of their value and potential, using terms from project partners and development and humanitarian professionals.

UN Environment and Google Partnering to Monitor Global Surface Water: A Case Study by SDSN TReNDS for C4DC

This case study documents a successful data sharing agreement between a private company and an international organization dealing with global environmental data. Google and UN Environment signed a memoranda of understanding (MOU) in 2018 that formalized their collaboration around measures of surface water. Informed by interviews with the parties and the actual agreement text, this case study describes how the MOU was negotiated and highlights key elements from the MOU. The complete MOU can be found on the Contracts for Data Collaboration repository.

Partnerships founded on trust: Introducing Contracts for Data Collaboration

This project from TReNDS, the GovLab at New York University, University of Washington, and the World Economic Forum aims to shed light on the opportunities and challenges inherent to data collaboratives, and facilitate understanding of the written agreements that underpin them. Learn more about Contracts for Data Collaboration here.