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 […]
Lists of things to do and actions to undertake during a project.
The Verification Handbook is a great resource for humanitarian responders and journalists who collect user-generated content (UGC) like photos or video during emergencies. In Chapter 9, Craig Silverman and Rina Tsubaki set out a step-by-step process to verify this kind of data.
This form provides a template for a form allowing third party use of the data under conditions governing responsible, respectful and ethical research. It is a useful example of a form that any third party requesting to use data collected during a project should complete, including specific conditions for which individual identifiers should be removed before publishing. […]
This guide is designed to complement existing publications that detail how to do data collection, supplementing it by incorporating protection considerations.
This section offers guidelines that ensure at a minimum that the collection of data performed in a humanitarian setting is socially valuable, participants are treated fairly and with dignity, and the participants’ interests are protected.
This framework includes a rationale for why consent is worthwhile and necessary, and a checklist for developing appropriate consent policies and practices.
This resource is a set of checklists that attempt to list all of the possible information security steps an organization can take to protect itself.