Responsibly unlocking the value of data for all.

The Datasphere Initiative is a global network of stakeholders building agile frameworks to responsibly unlock the value of data for all.

A human-created global Datasphere is shaping our digital society.

Our data-driven era is fraught with policy challenges. Building a more equitable and inclusive digital society requires a bold change of perspective regarding data governance. 

The Datasphere can be defined as the complex system encompassing all types of data and their dynamic interactions with human groups and norms. How we govern it will determine the future of human society in the 21st century.

The Datasphere Initiative is starting a paradigm shift in how data governance models are conceived and implemented. It is on a mission to promote a collaboratively governed Datasphere.

Upcoming Event

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

IARIW – CIGI Conference on “The Valuation of Data”

Building innovative data governance frameworks that are inclusive, agile, and scalable.

A platform for DIALOGUE


A LAB for innovation


Africa Dialogue

Europe Dialogue

Fellowship Program

Datasphere Governance Atlas

Mapping the Datasphere

Sandboxes for Data


Data Governance and the Datasphere

Literature Review
Hello Datasphere

Hello Datasphere

Towards a system approach to data governance
Sandboxes for data report

Sandboxes for data

Creating spaces for agile solutions across borders

Join us!

At the core of the Datasphere Initiative is its Network, the community of partner organizations and individuals who understand data governance as the core challenge for the 21st century.

If you are interested in the mission of the Datasphere Initiative and would like to solve real problems through a new approach to data governance there are 3 ways you can join us: