The Release of “The Hand-Book of the Modern Development Specialist”

The Engine Room is excited to release new adaptations of the responsible development data book that we now fondly refer to as, “The Hand-Book of the Modern Development Specialist: Being a Complete Illustrated Guide to Responsible Data Usage, Manners & General Deportment.”

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Published on: 13 Apr 2016
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RDF @ IFF: Collaboratively tackling some responsible data challenges at the Internet Freedom Festival

We had a great time facilitating a session dedicated to sharing responsible data challenges and solutions at the Internet Freedom Festival earlier this month! We hosted this session to provide an opportunity for those working on responsible data challenges and questions to share their experiences and knowledge with peers. We also wanted to learn more […]

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Published on: 28 Mar 2016
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RDViz Event Video Series: Getting Theoretical with Roxana Fabius and Ted Byfield

On January 15th, 2016 we held a Responsible Data Forum event on Data Visualization. Event participants came from a wide range of backgrounds and countries. We convened some of these great people to discuss various topics related to Data Visualization. Tune in below to listen to Roxana Fabius and Ted Byfield to discuss their respective […]

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Published on: 24 Mar 2016
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Responsible Empathy

Should data visualization be a subjective art or an objective science? Can we find a middle ground? The Seductive Power of Dataviz Data visualizations are a powerful tool for communicating information about human rights issues to varied audiences in a clear, accessible way. After attending the Responsible Data Forum (RDF) on Data Visualization I found […]

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Published on: 23 Mar 2016
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Big data, ebola data, + responsible data

For years, disaster and humanitarian response technologists, field agents, and policy makers have been pushing big data as a way to be self-reflexive and open data as a way to break down the silos rife throughout the sector. While folk tend to talk a lot about ethics and responsibility in response and data, we rarely […]

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Published on: 22 Mar 2016
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Join the human rights documentation community call on March 2nd

As we announced last week, we’re embarking on a couple of new projects on the use of technology and data in human rights documentation. We know that there’s a lot going on out there in this space at the moment – new research projects on the use of technology by human rights defenders, human rights […]

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Published on: 1 Mar 2016
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For Refugees, a Digital Passage to Europe

While many of us might feel we cannot live without the Internet or our cell phones, for refugees access to digital technologies can be a matter of life or death. Numerous media reports have highlighted how smartphones are essential and vital for refugees as they travel along perilous routes, contact lost family members, or find […]

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Published on: 8 Feb 2016
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Summary of the RDF working session on developing a data-deposit decision-making framework

How can we share and open data while respecting the privacy of those whom data is about? What policies and procedures should organisations  have in place to guide staff on good practice? On November 19, we set out to discuss this question through an RDF working session on developing a data-deposit decision-making framework with Oxfam. […]

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Published on: 10 Dec 2015
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