Launch Data Sharing Coalition

Launch Data Sharing Coalition

This content was created by the Data Sharing Coalition, one of the founding partners of the CoE-DSC.

On January 30, the Data Sharing Coalition has officially started at the Muntgebouw in Utrecht. This initiative originates from a research conducted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy in 2018. The Ministry has invited the market to organise itself and write a plan of action based on this research. The Data Sharing Coalition started as a direct result of this.

What is the ambition of the Data Sharing Coalition?

The Data Sharing Coalition strives to enable cross-sectoral data sharing between companies and institutions. In doing so, control of data should remain with the entitled party. This creates new opportunities for companies and institutions in various sectors. This initiative is not restricted to the Netherlands and aims to offer an implementation mechanism for the new European data strategy.

How will the Data Sharing Coalition do this?

The realisation of cross-sectoral use cases requires better interoperability between existing – often sector specific – data sharing initiatives. This requires generic agreements on topics such as technical standards, data semantics, legal agreements, and trustworthy and reusable digital identities. These generic agreements will be established in the harmonisation canvas of the Data Sharing Coalition.

Who is participating in the Data Sharing Coalition?

The current 18 participating parties in the coalition are: Equinix, FOCWA, GoFAIR Foundation, HDN, International Data Spaces Association (IDSA), iSHARE, KPN, MedMij, Netbeheer Nederland, NL AI Coalitie, SBR Nexus, SURF, Sustainable Rescue, Techniek Nederland,, UvA, Verbond van Verzekeraars, and Visma Connect.

The Data Sharing Coalition is an open and growing initiative. Interested parties are welcome to register for participation at


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