The RDA and CODATA are leading international organisations aiming to facilitate research data sharing and accessibility. CODATA, established 40 years ago, works to improve the accessibility to data of importance to all fields of science and technology and has a long track record in working with Developing World countries. They develop policy recommendations to enhance data sharing and re-use, promote good data practices, explores frontier issues in data science and advances education and training in data skills. The RDA, established in 2013, is a global, community-driven organisation of over 9000 members from 137 countries whose mission is to build the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data by providing a platform to drive innovation surrounding data sharing and interoperability. It has a vision of researchers and innovators openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines and countries to address the grand challenges of society.