Step one

The first step to explore the Data Listings available for exchange and analysis on the Data Republic’s Senate Data Exchange Platform (DXP), is to ensure that you have the appropriate Senate log in credentials with permissions to view the Senate Catalog. 

To view the Data Republic Catalog you must be a Certified Senate User from an organization who has signed Data Republic's Legal Framework. 

How can you become a Certified Senate User? Follow the below steps:

  1. The organization you represent will need to sign the Data Republic Senate License which is comprised of:
    The Senate License - The Senate license is a typical SaaS (software as a service) license, which grants each Participant access to use the Data Republic Senate Platform and establishes the rights and responsibilities of Data Republic and the Participant; and
    The Common Legal Framework - the Data Republic Common Legal Framework is a balanced and functional framework for multi-party data exchange. Each Participant has the option to leverage the Common Legal Framework in order to conduct data exchanges with other Participants on the Data Republic Senate Platform which has been designed to provide a high level of flexibility, control and confidence to Participants. Two individuals with signing authority for the organization need to sign the agreement. 
  2. The second step towards gaining full access to Data Republic’s Platform is becoming certified. Data Republic’s Certification Program is compulsory for all Senate users and must be completed prior to the release of each user’s full Senate Account ID. The Certification Program has been developed as part of Data Republic’s duty to Data Custodians and consumers. Its aim is to ensure that all Senate users have been trained and accredited in the security, governance and privacy measures required by Data Republic's Legal Framework. Please contact us to send you the access credentials for the certification exam.

Step two 

Once you’re an authorized user you will be able to browse the full library of Data Listings. Data listings contain an overview of the listing, including metadata and potential use cases. The Data Republic Catalog makes it easy for you to request access to data listings or to enquire further about listings in the Catalog. Simply click ‘Request Access to Data’ and you will be launched into a governed space (i.e. project) to have a conversation directly with the data owner.

Step three

Using the conversations feature within projects, discuss your requirements with the Data Custodian directly. Clearly outline your objectives, the datasets you require, your intended use of the datasets, whether they will be combined with any other datasets and what your output will be. Data Custodians will evaluate the information you provide and can approve or reject your request. If the Data Custodian has provided approval, you will need to create a Data License that outlines the permitted use of data, along with the terms of access and any commercials. The Data License must be approved by all participants in the project, prior to the data being made available in a  workspace for analysis. The workspace can be customised and loaded with approved analytical tools at your request. Any outputs for a data product will need to align with what is agreed to in the ‘permitted use’ of datasets in the Data License. 

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