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Better access to STEM data

The world is driven by data – corporates, governments and other institutions are making data-driven decisions to solve everyday problems. Data science will play an ever-growing role in all our futures.  At the heart of the world’s digital transformation are algorithms that need and run on data. The barriers to acquisition and dissemination of data from trusted sources is fraught with challenges, complexity and friction.

Solution

The Founders, with a clear understanding of the present challenges from decades of hands-on experience licensing data, and an insight into what is shaping the future of AI outcomes, created the Data Licensing Alliance (DLA) to democratize data.  We operate a marketplace for owners and buyers of STEM data who have a need to license it for artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) purposes.  

We are removing key friction points in licensing data, thereby providing users an easy and cost effective way to access the needed foundational elements.  Beyond licensing data, the DLA marketplace will provide a secure forum for communication within and between people and organizations to facilitate much-needed collaboration.  This will enable and accelerate the next generation of services the world desperately needs.  Our mission is simple - “Better access to STEM data”.

Why the Data Licensing Alliance?

For Data Buyers

  • Find vetted, relevant and trusted data sources for your research or project
  • Quickly and easily acquire multiple data sources from one location
  • Understand and comply with data governance needs
  • Save on pipeline engineering costs with a variety of machine-readable formats and standards

For Data Owners

  • Access new customers and market segments
  • Build new or complimentary recurring revenue streams
  • Leverage a new channel for add-on revenue
  • Drive impact from data in new ways
  • Control and understand how your data is used

 

Our Credentials

  • Founded February 2021
  • Headquartered in Washington DC, with offices in London, UK.
  • Team includes C-level executives with backgrounds in data licensing, STEM Publishing, Information Aggregation and SaaS platforms
  • Advisory Board consisting of leaders within the STEM Industry
  • Completed v.1 of the marketplace and onboarding initial data owners and analytics partners

 

Our Consulting Services:

  • File conversion to latest Ai/ML formats (JSON, FHIR, FSIR, JATS)
  • Licensing advisory services, including strategy, intellectual property, and pricing
  • Bespoke data sourcing, including negotiations and contract execution

 

Connect with us today and see how the DLA marketplace offers data scientists a comprehensive range of easily accessible, STEM data assets that can be searched and licensed from a single source.  DLA is democratizing data today.

Help/FAQ

Our FAQ section features answers to the most frequently asked questions for buyers (licensee), sellers (licensors) and questions about your account .  If your question is not covered below, please contact us at info@dladata.com and we can answer your question directly.

From a seller (licensor) perspective

  • What security and controls are in place to protect data and privacy?

Contractually,

For sellers: terms of service, privacy statement provides guidance to protect seller privacy with regard commentary/reviews, identity.  Gives control to seller.  For data, the Data License Agreement states rights and responsibilities.  

Platform: Cloud platform has SANS standard data security and privacy protocols.

  • Can I define what the rights and responsibilities related to data?

Yes – this is set out in the Data License Agreement.

  • Can I remove data/content?

Yes –you are in control and can remove at any time, or we can assist in facilitating.  All rights are dictated in the Data License Agreement.

  • What level of transparency exists between buyer and seller?

Both buyer and seller are provided executed copies of the Data License Agreement.   Identities of both are included in the Data License Agreement and create direct contractual relationship between the parties.

  • How can I/should I price?

You control pricing. We can (and do) provide expert consultation - from our extensive experience licensing data, we know what data should cost.  Regardless, you can adjust the pricing to ensure you are realizing fair market value from your data.

  • Can I adjust pricing over time?

Yes – you can review the pricing structure associated with your data set at any time

  • How and when will I get paid?

You will be paid on a periodic basis. Payment will be facilitated by EFT and accompanied by reporting.

From buyer (licensee) perspective

  • What security and controls are in place to protect data and privacy?

Contractually,

For buyers: the terms of service, privacy statement provides guidance to protect buyer privacy and identity.  Gives control to buyer.  For data, the Data License Agreement (DLA) states rights and responsibilities.  

Platform: Cloud platform has SANS standard data security and privacy protocols.

  • What can I know about the data I want to potentially license?

Contained in the product data page, most relevant information provided by the Seller is provided.  This will include; the Seller, a description of the data, the term(s) available for license, the size of the data, the price, user reviews and comments (if any).  You will also be able to download a sample of the data should the Seller so provide.

  • Are there samples I can use?

Where provided by the Seller, we provide a sample of the data.

  • What are the rules and restrictions around the data use? What are my responsibilities related to the data?

There is a standard Data License Agreement which contains all the applicable terms related to the license of the specific data licensed.  These terms are agreed by you prior to payment and the completion of the Data License Agreement.

  • How do I know the data is safe/secure?

Our data providers are from the world’s leading institutions, publishers and academic institutions, who intern are bound by codes of conduct and best practice.  All Sellers are bound contractually to indemnify Buyers should there be issues with the data that make it unsafe.   Lastly, our community self-polices the content by reviewing and commenting on data included in the marketplace.

  • What checks have been done on the data?

Most of the core data has been included in the peer review process, and is therefore reviewed by the Seller.  Our data providers are from the world’s leading institutions, publishers and academic institutions, who intern are bound by codes of conduct and best practice.  All Sellers are bound contractually to indemnify Buyers should there be issues with the data that make it unsafe.   Lastly, our community self-polices the content by reviewing and commenting on data included in the marketplace.

  • Do the data sellers have the rights /permissions to offer this?

Included in the Data License Agreement, Sellers warrant as part of inclusion on our marketplace that they have the right and permission to make their data available for license.

  • What data kinds of data are available on the marketplace?

All forms of data applicable for license will be available.  We are initially focusing on selected STEM data sets from accredited partners.  As we grow, we anticipate much deeper and wider inclusion of data sets from various sources and on various subject matters.

  • What is the format of the data?

The data is formatted based on the Seller’s specifications.  The format is identified in the product data page. Additionally, we can upgrade and convert these files for you to the latest Ai/ML formats (these include FHIR, FSIR, JASON, JATS).

  • What is the term of a data license?

The term of the license is dependent on the Seller and is identified on the product data page of each data set.  Additionally, our Services Team can assist in negotiating bespoke terms that meet your needs.

  • How can I use the data sets?

The rights and authorized uses of the data is set out in the Data License Agreement.  Additionally, our Services Team can assist in negotiating bespoke terms that meet your needs.

  • Who owns the data?

Sellers will always own their data.  The Data License Agreement is for the license for a particular term, after which, the rights revert to the Seller.  You as the Buyer retain the rights to any derivative data and/or knowledge graphs you develop from the licensed data. 

  • Can the licence be set in the buyers &/or sellers jurisdiction?

Typically, the Data License Agreement is set in a neutral jurisdiction to satisfy both the Buyer and Seller’s needs.  However, our Services Team can assist in negotiating bespoke terms that meet your needs.

  • How and when do I pay for the license?

Payment is due at the time the Data License Agreement is executed.  We do not issue invoices or accept payment in arrears.  Currently, we accept the following forms of payment: Credit Card, ACH, Wire transfer.

  • What type of receipt do you supply? Where do I find my receipt/invoice?

We supply receipts for each transaction.  All receipts for all transactions you have executed on the marketplace are archived and can be downloaded on an as-needed basis by logging into your account.

  • Can I cancel a transaction once completed?

Unfortunately, no.  There are no refunds once a transaction is completed on the marketplace.  Any discrepancies or disagreements must be resolved directly with the Seller.

Careers

Your career starts here. Our people have a wide range of skills, and we are always looking for top talent to join our team. Please get in touch with a copy of your CV and your area of expertise to: info@dladata.com 

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