How data exchange on Senate works

The Senate Platform delivers a ‘data sharing control-center’ for organizations. Approval workflows are implemented to govern data access, data visibility, protect customer privacy and enforce licensing terms across all internal and external data sharing projects.

Your Senate Administrator can set up one or more Approvers for your organization. Users in the Approver group can act on behalf of your organization to provide authority for a data exchange by approving data licenses, term sheets, and publishing data listings and managing the different workflows.

Your responsibilities as an Approver

  • Understand the approval workflows in Senate
  • Approve term sheets on behalf of your organization
  • Approve data licenses on behalf of your organization
  • Publish data listings on behalf of your organization

Understand the approval workflows in Senate

As a project progresses through the Senate workflow, the Approver receives email notifications when data licenses, term sheets or data listings have been submitted for approval. Use the approval workflow diagrams as a reference guide.

Approve term sheets on behalf of your organization

Term Sheets in Senate are created by your organization for any data uploaded for exchange. They are agreements between your organization and Data Republic to define controls around how data can be shared.

Click Submit to Platform to approve the term sheet

Approve data licenses on behalf of your organization

Data Licenses are created in a project to formalize terms of a data exchange. Data Licenses specify the name of the licensee organization (data recipient), data packages to be exchanged, conditions for permitted use of data, access term for data packages and related commercials. 

Approve the Data License after the terms in the draft license are agreed upon and have been submitted to you for review.

Publish data listings on behalf of your organization

Data Listings are created to manage data exchange with other organizations. They contain a description of the data package for exchange, the data package itself, metadata and may include other information such as pricing, potential use cases and applications.

Approve the Data Listing once it is ready to publish. You can list it on the Data Republic Catalog or your organization’s Closed Catalog

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