Responsible humanitarian and disaster response project lifecycle

/ January 26, 2015

This is a guide to planning the various stages of a project involving data, with sections for people starting out on a project or those already halfway through an initiative. In particular, check out the sections on closing a project successfully, including designing projects with a finite lifespan and enforcing a definitive ‘hands-off’ date (p.8).

Where this comes from: This resource was compiled by Willow Brugh following a session at the Responsible Data Kick-Off in Oakland, and then written and designed, respectively, by Lindsay Oliver and Margaret Killjoy of Geeks Without Bounds.  
Status: This resource is complete and ready for feedback. If you have found this resource useful or would like to share comments, get in touch with the Geeks Without Bounds team at

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Maya is an interdisciplinary technologist, researcher and improvisational electronic musician based in Berlin. In 2012, she worked with Development Seed, building websites and interactive maps. Later, she worked as a research assistant for Gabriella Coleman investigating the politics of hackers, and as a radio show host for a feminist, artist-run centre. She is now working with organizations of all sizes to influence their security culture, in addition to managing and developing new internal tech processes for a distributed organization.

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