The Responsible Data Forum is a collaborative effort to develop useful tools and strategies for dealing with the ethical, security and privacy challenges facing data-driven advocacy. RDF activities include organizing events; fostering discussion between communities; developing and testing concrete tools; disseminating useful information; and advocating for advocates and their supporters to improve the way they work with data.
The Forum is a collaboration between Amnesty InternationalAspiration, The Engine Room, Greenhost, HURIDOCSLeiden University’s Peace Informatics Lab, Open Knowledge and Ushahidi.

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Open Source Investigation for Human Rights

16 May 2017, Stockholm

Human Rights Documentation

29 March 2016, San Francisco

Responsible Data For Human Rights Funders

19 January 2016, San Francisco

Data Visualization

15 January 2016, New York

Documentary photography and photojournalism

28 March 2015, New York

Human rights documentation

21-22 March 2015, Manila


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When the Rubber Hits the Road: Making Responsible Data Choices
When the Rubber Hits the Road: Making Responsible Data Choices
I spend a lot of time talking to people about how to use technology and data strategically to evolve their teams, supercharge their ideas, and experiment with new opportunities. In the course of these conversations, I ask questions to stretch out the space between idea and design decision, so we can explore the grey areas. These grey areas are where a choice of tool, process, technology, comm[...]
Responsible data considerations for open source investigation in human rights
Responsible data considerations for open source investigation in human rights
As the use of open source data in human rights research proliferates, new methods and increased availability of data are raising responsible data challenges. In advance of the Responsible Data Forum on Open Source Investigation for Human Rights, held in partnership with Meedan at the Stockholm Internet Forum on Tuesday, May 16, we compiled a list of resources that can help human rights researche[...]
Announcing new research on Responsible Data implementation at Oxfam
Announcing new research on Responsible Data implementation at Oxfam
In 2015, Oxfam was the first international NGO to develop a Responsible Data policy. Two years on, we looked into how Oxfam’s Responsible Data policy is being translated into practice. Read the report here Since adopting the Responsible Data policy, Oxfam has been working towards its implementation by developing practical resources and piloting the policy in six countries, each chosen intent[...]
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Critical debates on quantitative human rights measures: an incomplete reading list
This post was written by Anita Gohdes, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the  Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Since 2009, she has been a consultant for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG). Find her on Twitter @ARGohdes. Measuring human rights is hard. In many cases, perpetrators have an incentive to cover up their repressive actions, for exa[...]

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Resources

Below is a collection of responsible data resources that have been prototyped at Forums and are currently under development. Each resource is presented here with a short description and a link to its home on a wiki, on github or elsewhere. Additional resources produced by others are available on the resources page. Get in touch with the resource focal point if you'd like to contribute or to stress test.

The Data Visualization Style Guide Collection

The Big Data Framework

Holistic Information Security for Human Rights Documentation

Introducing New Tech Into A Low Tech Environment

Summaries and recordings of discussion mini-series on de-identifying data

Responsible humanitarian and disaster response project lifecycle

Data Risk Checker

Tools for Online Collaboration

Newbie Guide on Selecting Hosting Providers

Why Should My NGO Care About Responsible Data?

Responsible Data Visualisation

Messaging Matrix to Advocate for Responsible Data

RD Book: Shooting your hard drive into space

Developing Consent Policies

Data & Marginalized Communities: Questions to Ask Frequently

Atomized Security Plan for Organizations

Resource Creator Manifesto

Primer on Responsible Data in Development

De-Identification Suggestions

Data in the Project Lifecycle

Designing Responsible SMS Reporting Systems

Should my website have SSL?