Empowering people and organizations to share and use data more effectively
Microsoft’s Open Data Campaign is helping to close the looming ‘data divide’ and help organizations of all sizes to realize the benefits of data and the new technologies it powers. We believe everyone can benefit from opening, sharing, and collaborating around data to make better decisions, improve efficiency, and even help tackle some of the world’s most pressing societal challenges.
The Open Data Campaign
Building on a Year of Open Data with Brad Smith and Jennifer Yokoyama
Open Data Campaign videos
Explainer: the open data opportunity
Open Data Campaign launch
Tools and Capabilities
Data Use Agreements
Backgrounder & FAQ
Open Use of Data Agreement (O-UDA)
Computational Use of Data Agreement (C-UDA)
Data Use Agreement for Open AI Model Development (DUA-OAI)
Data Use Agreement for Data Commons (DUA-DC)
Send your feedback to [email protected].
Open Data Policy Lab
The Open Data Policy Lab works to support government decision-makers at the local, state, and national levels to accelerate the responsible sharing of data by lowering existing barriers and building a center of expertise that will be available to all stakeholders involved in democratizing access to data.
Differential privacy introduces statistical noise – slight alterations – to mask datasets and protect the privacy of individuals.
Azure Confidential Computing
Confidential Computing helps to protect sensitive data in the cloud by offering security through data-in-use encryption – additional protection for your data while it’s being processed.
Azure Open Datasets
A curated collection of publicly available datasets that are ready to use in machine learning workflows and easy to access from Azure services.
Find links to resources that support open data and data sharing.
Microsoft On the Issues articles and recent news
- Weekend Reading: How open data is driving change (Microsoft On the Issues)
- Open Data Campaign: Exploring the power of open data (Microsoft On the Issues)
- Open minds? How data & diversity can change the digital economy (Microsoft EU Policy Blog)
- Tracking the effects of glacial melting at the top of the world (Microsoft On the Issues)
- Closing the data divide: the need for open data