It is not a platform
iSHARE is a uniform set of agreements or ‘scheme’. That can be quite a tricky concept to understand, which is why some people mistakenly think that iSHARE is a platform. We have written an article called ‘It is not a platform’ to clear up any confusion.
To clarify the differences between a platform and a scheme, we first outline the evolution and added value of data platforms before going on to explain not only how iSHARE differs, but also how iSHARE adds value in terms of data sharing and data platforms.