As a data vendor, exposing sample content sets within an externally available data sandbox would help facilitate partnerships and other collaboration opportunities. If we were also able to combine our content with additional 3rd party data sets, through predicating these content sets on Thomson Reuters entity masters (PermID’s), users of the sandbox would be able to navigate an ocean of connected data, increasing the value and quality of all content sets hosted or accessible from within the system. This would greatly accelerate the assessment of viable commercial partnerships, help individuals and businesses identify the exact content sets they need to license and potentially provide data vendors an early access environment for product testing purposes.
Although the Industry Sandbox is not proposing a Hosting Environment, providing an ecosystem of content providers and facilitating relationships (to enable e.g. the co-mingling of content sets) between them is a highly valuable proposition for both data vendors and their respective customers.
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