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#21: What is a collection?

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A collection is a bundle of entities (people, companies, etc.) from multiple data sources. These sources might have a similar topical focus (e.g. international sanctions, or procurement bans). Data users can pick a suitable collection when integrating data into a downstream application or screening entities using the API.

The main collection produced by OpenSanctions (and available via our API) is called default.

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