Instilling data collection practices with integrity and freedom

Reclaim agency over your personal information, with the opportunity to make your data available for academics and researchers to further study across all aspects of human health, society, and culture.



The Human Data Commons Foundation was formed to address the increasing ethical problems caused by the scaling collection of personal data. Contemporary technology enables the development of massive databases which can be utilized for research and analysis, but at present, these are mainly built without transparency or accountability.

By establishing collaborations between big data companies, wellness researchers, and information security innovators, the HDC will create a scalable database with a focus on user consent and best practices in privacy and security.




Short Term: Collaboration

The HDC’s immediate mission is to foster interdisciplinary discussion about how to shape the ethics and protocols for an anonymized open data commons to benefit the collective integral wellbeing of humans.

Medium Term: Shifting Paradigms

Our mid-term mission is to forge new paths in public awareness of the structures that surround data collection, while encouraging the establishment of best practices in the technology industry which prioritize user agency and consent.

Long Term Innovating New Technology

Our long-term mission is to develop a fully anonymous database of voluntarily contributed user information, collected via personal development and biomedical tracking services, which will be accessible to approved institutions for research on human health and wellness.