Could data trusts help to increase data sharing while retaining trust from both people and organisations? We’ve been researching the impacts of data trusts in the real world
To realise the potential benefits of data for our societies and economies we need trustworthy data stewardship. We need to establish different approaches to deciding who should have access to data, for what purposes and to whose benefit, and make it easier for more people to adopt them. Data trusts are one approach to data stewardship.
In 2018, the ODI joined forces with the Office for Artificial Intelligence and Innovate UK to assess data trusts – legal structures that provide independent stewardship of data – as a potential approach to increasing trust and access to data.
See all our data trust research below. Get help with increasing access to data or get involved in our research using the form at the bottom of this page.
Our data trust research
We piloted three uses for data trusts in the real world. Here is an overview of what happened when we applied the method to data about food waste.
Here is an overview of what happened when we applied the method of ‘data trusts’ to city data about Greater London Authority and Royal Borough of Greenwich.
As part of our research into whether ‘data trusts’ are a useful way of increasing access to data while retaining trust, Queen Mary University of London, BPE Solicitors LLP and Pinsent Masons LLP explored the legal requirements for implementing one.
Data trusts: lessons from three pilots (report) Data trusts could be a useful way of increasing access to data while retaining trust, our latest report finds
Blog, News 15/04/2019
Huge appetite for data trusts, according to new ODI research
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