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DS2: Data Space, DataShare, 2.0. A modular, secure, trust-sensitive, platform neutral environment for the networked sharing of data

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Project Vision

DS2 draws researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to secure that complex lifecycles of inter-sector data sharing, aggregation and provenance take place in a human-centric and trusted way, with common structures, exportability and insight, whilst protecting the sovereign rights of data owners and complying with European data regulations.

DS2 provides a modular software infrastructure to connect data sources (Data Spaces/data silos/data lakes) together for the purpose of cross-sector data sharing. Once connected, data consumers and data providers will be able to structure and execute efficient complex data lifecycles that respect the technical and governance related requirements of the participating data sources. It will do this via an IDT (Intersector DataSpace Toolkit) which is deployed at each data source/space and network connected to any other IDT-enabled data source. The IDT Toolkit is composed of a Broker which manages the fail-safe network operation with no central point of control. Plugged into this is a set of modules for the execution of complex data lifecycles, e.g. filtering, labelling, both automated and catering for where human-in-the loop is required. DS2 will pilot and evaluate its technology using 3 well-defined, inter-sector use cases, (City Scape, Green Deal, Precision Agriculture).

The DS2 solution enhances and accelerates the shift towards the data economy by addressing the challenges, pain-points, and requirements with respect to the execution of complex data lifecycle. Data consumers and data providers can now orchestrate, manage and securely execute complex data lifecycles to realize cross-sectorial data driven applications.

Project Objectives

DS2 will contribute to the following aspects of data sharing:

  • Curation: Organises and integrates complex data collected from various sources and sectors
  • Portability: A plugin that securely exchanges data from one platform/service to another (e.g., data owner to DS2 service)
  • Interoperability and Transformation: Performs any transformation due to data sovereignty requirements, ontological reconciliation, and schema differences leading to an interoperable data format
  • Culture and Language: Contains an ontology and a software toolkit for multi-cultural and multilingual data services
  • Data Space Discover and Assess: Supports data owners in discovery and assessment of the technical, business, operational and organisational capabilities data spaces complex data sharing
  • Recommend and Configure: Supports data consumer and data providers with recommendations and configuration of data life cycle covering provenance, sharing, aggregation. It also takes care of sovereign rights and compliance with regulations
  • Containerisation: Packages data and applications into portable entities, facilitating deployments, portability and management federated data infrastructure
  • E2C: Enables an edge to cloud connectivity through apps and devices capable of collecting, processing data and interconnecting this data with the cloud infrastructure
  • Data Quality: A tool defining and constantly monitoring complex data quality and establishes a framework for automatic checks, e.g. of loss detection
  • IDT Broker: Creates a federated environment that allows collaboration and sharing of data among different organizations, sectors, communities, or jurisdictions with a shared interest
  • IDT Integrated Broker, Modules & Toolkit: Packages all primary outcomes of DS2 in a single containerised deployable environment

IT Innovation's Role

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IT Innovation leads the research on Data Governance and Methodologies for complex data lifecycles and risks to provenance, sovereignty, privacy arising from sharing data in a data space

The project brings together IT Innovation's extensive experience in data risk modelling and builds on the Spyderisk methodology and tools.

Project Fact Sheet

The DS2 project is a 36 month project funded by the EC Horizon Europe programme.

Coordinator: DIGIOTOUCH OU
More information: TO BE PUBLISHED

European emblem This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe's research and innovation programme under grant agreement No TBD.

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