If information is in any way meaningful for the work you do, and if you plug anything into a power source, you are probably working with data. Anyone producing, managing or sharing data that reflects on individuals has a responsibility to respect the rights and dignity of people reflected in that data, and avoid doing harm. These resources will introduce you to the need for a more responsible approach to using data in advocacy, and will give you tools to be a champion for this approach within your organization.

Responsible data challenges in humanitarian and advocacy organisations: what are the differences?

We were excited to take part in an event in late February on ‘Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response’, which aimed to better understand how humanitarian organisations can collect and manage data in a way that respects individuals’ rights to consent, privacy, security and ownership

Frameworks for responsible ICT innovation and research

The Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT project is a three-year effort to investigate how to conduct ICT research in general in a responsible manner, funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Many of the issues discussed and resources provided are relevant to concerns expressed in Responsible Data Forum events. The project has three […]

This resource can help you with: Awareness-RaisingGetting Data
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Developing an Organisational Policy for Responsible Data

While applications of data have the potential to enable organisations like Oxfam to be more needs-driven and responsive, data also has the capability to put communities at risk if the related processes are not responsibly designed or managed. Adopting meaningful approaches to data security and ethical methodology is not a new effort within Oxfam, or […]

This resource can help you with: Awareness-RaisingGetting DataManaging data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

RD Book: Shooting your hard drive into space

This book, organized around the data lifecycle, highlights responsible data concerns, recommendations, and real-world examples in the context of international development programming.

This resource can help you with: Awareness-RaisingGetting DataManaging dataResponding to crisisSharing Data
Issue areas: Data qualityData re-useIdentity, anonymity & privacyInformed consentPeople’s agency & ownership
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

Resource Creator Manifesto

This declaration contains a series of of values and commitments for resource-creators.

This resource can help you with: Awareness-Raising
Issue areas: No categories
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.