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Decentralised Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem

Total Cost €


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Project "DECODE" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: AVENIDA DIAGONAL 220/2
postcode: 8018
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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙987˙673 €
 EC max contribution 4˙987˙673 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2016-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-12-01   to  2019-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    THOUGHTWORKS LTD UK (LONDON) participant 700˙853.00
3    STICHTING DYNE. ORG NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 666˙750.00
4    NESTA UK (LONDON) participant 451˙702.00
5    STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 355˙782.00
8    THINGFUL LIMITED UK (LONDON) participant 312˙500.00
9    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 305˙312.00
11    DRIBIA DATA RESEARCH SL ES (BARCELONA) participant 199˙131.00
13    POLITECNICO DI TORINO IT (TORINO) participant 185˙125.00
14    ARDUINO AB SE (MALMO) participant 168˙750.00
15    GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 92˙500.00


 Project objective

Today’s Internet is becoming increasingly centralised, slowing innovation and challenging its potential to revolutionise society and the economy in a pluralistic manner. DECODE will develop practical alternatives through the creation, evaluation and demonstration of a distributed and open architecture for managing online identity, personal and other data, and collective governance in a citizen-friendly and privacy-aware fashion. Strong digital rights that makes it possible for data subjects to determine access rights to their information through flexible entitlements and open standard-based agreements regarding data governance (on the model of Creative Commons licenses) will be woven into the technological architecture.

DECODE will increase digital sovereignty of European citizens by enabling them to produce, access and control their data and exchange contextualised information in real-time, and in a confidential, and scalable manner. DECODE will develop a modular privacy-aware IoT hub with a free and open source operating system backed by a state of the art blockchain infrastructure supporting smart-contracts and privacy protections.

The architecture will be demonstrated through four pilots in Barcelona and Amsterdam, in the field of digital democracy, citizen sensing, and collaborative economy. The pilots will be run with the active involvement of social entrepreneurs, hackers, and makers. Innovators will be able to build solutions on top of the platform through hackathons and open challenges, while ensuring their security, resilience and privacy preserving qualities. This aims to create a decentralised innovation ecosystem that will attract a critical mass able to shift the current centralised data-driven economy towards a decentralised, sustainable and commons-based economy. DECODE puts agency and data control in the hands of citizens, to improve citizens’ well-being and society for the collective benefit of all.


List of deliverables.
Smart Contracts for Data Commons integrated with GDPR compliant legal rules and tested in pilots Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:05:45
Policy requirements and models of implementation Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:09:32
DECODE Developers Conference: Opening up the DECODE App and tools to third party developers and entrepreneurs Other 2020-04-14 10:08:10
IoT privacy-enhancing data sharing: integration with pilot Infrastructures Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:10:04
Update on community engagement report Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:08:36
Decentralised models for data and identity management: Blockchain and ABC MVPs, preliminary version Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:09:53
Licensing of digital commons including personal data Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:09:22
Progress report on Standardisation activities Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:08:48
Data submission interface for sensor data owners Open Research Data Pilot 2020-04-14 10:04:55
Smart Rules implementation, Evaluation of Prototypes and integration Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:04:42
Final report on the Barcelona Pilots, evaluations of BarcelonaNow and sustainability plans Other 2020-04-14 10:08:24
Deployment of Pilots in Barcelona Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:07:45
Deployment of Pilots in Amsterdam Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:07:32
Intermediate version of DECODE architecture Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:09:08
Project Communication, exploitation plans, events report and overall project impact Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:08:59
Final version of DECODE architecture, documentation and sustainability Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:09:42
Integration of all DECODE components tested in real world pilots and future sustainability roadmap Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:06:26
Data driven disruptive commons-based models Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:04:04
DECODE HUB devices implemented  in pilots Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:05:58
Prototype Data Visualization Tool Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:07:21
Final DECODE app release. App published on multiple platforms Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:06:10
CityOS connection Other 2020-04-14 10:06:39
Impact and economic sustainability of DECODE Ecosystem and future developments Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:04:30
Design & implementation interface for smart rules Other 2020-04-14 10:05:09
Final Report on pilots Amsterdam and sustainability plans Other 2020-04-14 10:07:58
Privacy Design Strategies for the DECODE architecture - update Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:06:52
Stable DECODE OS release Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:05:33
UX/UI for DECODE app development integrated to BCNNow Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-14 10:05:22
Digital democratisation: a heuristic framework Documents, reports 2020-04-14 10:04:18
Implementation of Blockchain platform and ABC in DECODE Pilots Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-09 19:58:50
Policy impact of architecture and pilots implementation Documents, reports 2020-04-09 19:58:41
Licensing of digital commons including personal data - update Documents, reports 2020-04-09 19:58:33
Privacy Design Strategies for the DECODE architecture & Data Management Plan Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:41
DECODE scenarios and requirements definition report Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:40
Hardware prototype and reference platform running the DECODE OS Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-02-24 17:05:41
Provisional hardware platform Other 2020-02-24 17:05:40
First version of DECODE architecture Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:41
Benchmark and comparison of one-board computers and hardware specifications Other 2020-02-24 17:05:40
Economic and regulatory analysis of data platforms and value-creation models of the on-demand economy; functionalities to be experimented in pilots Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:42
Project methodology and Policy review Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:41
Project visual identity and website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-02-24 17:05:41
First release of the DECODE OS Other 2020-02-24 17:05:40
Initial decentralised models for data and identity management: Blockchain and ABC MVPs Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:40
Framework for democratic governance of distributed architectures Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:42
Privacy Interface guidelines Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:41
Deployment and integration for the DECODE OS and HUB platform Other 2020-02-24 17:05:41
Report on ecosystem bootstrapping activities Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:41
Data analysis methods and first results from pilots Open Research Data Pilot 2020-02-24 17:05:41
Legal frameworks for digital commons DECODE OS Legal Guidelines Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:41
Data access and transaction management module Open Research Data Pilot 2020-02-24 17:05:40
Barcelona Open Data, Sentilo and IRIS API available Other 2020-02-24 17:05:41
Survey of technologies for ABC, entitlements and blockchains Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:40
Multidisciplinary framework on commons oriented sharing economy Documents, reports 2020-02-24 17:05:42
Initial definition of Smart Rules and ontology Other 2020-02-24 17:05:40
DECODE OS Software Development Kit (SDK) Other 2020-02-24 17:05:40
Co-creation framework, methodologies and templates Other 2020-02-24 17:05:42
Data Privacy and Smart Language requirements, its initial set of smart rules and related ontology Other 2020-02-24 17:05:40
Online test infrastructure Other 2020-02-24 17:05:40

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of DECODE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Denis Roio
What Can Open Science Learn and Use From DECODE’s Blockchain Urbanism Research and Tech Stack?
published pages: , ISSN: 2512-3815, DOI:
Generation R, Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science 2020-02-24
2018 Denis Roio
Algorithmic Sovereignty
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Denis Roio interviewed by Maria Koleva
We want people to have full control over their data
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2017 Bano, Shehar, Al-Bassam,Mustafa, & Danezis George
The Road to Scalable Blockchain Designs
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Winter 2017, Vol. 42, No. 4 2020-02-24
2018 Al-Bassam, Mustafa; Sonnino, Alberto; Król, Michał; Psaras, Ioannis
Airtnt: Fair Exchange Payment for Outsourced Secure Enclave Computations
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Shehar Bano, Philipp Richter, Mobin Javed, Srikanth Sundaresan, Zakir Durumeric, Steven J. Murdoch, Richard Mortier and Vern Paxson
Scanning the Internet for Liveness
published pages: , ISSN: 0146-4833, DOI:
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Volume 48 Issue 2 2020-02-24
2018 Fumagalli, Andrea, Lucarelli, Stefani, Musolino, Elena and Rocchi, Giulia
Digital Labour in the Platform Economy: The Case of Facebook
published pages: , ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI:
Sustainability 2018 2020-02-24
2018 Marras, Mirko; Manca, Matteo; Fenu, Gianni; Boratto, Ludovico; Laniado, David;
BarcelonaNow: Empowering Citizens with Interactive Dashboards for Urban Data Exploration
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Sonnino, Alberto; Al-Bassam, Mustafa; Bano, Shehar; Danezis, George
Coconut: Threshold Issuance Selective Disclosure Credentials with Applications to Distributed Ledgers
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:

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