Sharing Data

These resources will help you organize, understand and visualize your data appropriately. They also identify ways to share data responsibly inside or outside your organization and guard against data misuse.

Template for requesting third-party use 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 resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: No categories

Responsible humanitarian and disaster response project lifecycle

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 […]

This resource can help you with: Getting DataSharing Data
Issue areas: Data re-useIdentity, anonymity & privacyPeople’s agency & ownership
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

De-identifying data: an introduction for advocacy organisations

It seems like there has been a lot of questions amongst the members of the Responsible Data listserv on issues related to de-identification, including when we should do it and what the potential risks and harms may be.  Therefore, we are coordinating an online discussion on De-identifying data: an introduction for advocacy organisations on Friday, June […]

This resource can help you with: Managing dataSharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

How can humanitarian organisations share mobile metadata in privacy-conscious ways?

As part of Brookings’ Issues in Technology Innovation series, Cameron F Kerry, Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye and Jake Kendall published a paper arguing for a more nuanced approach in protecting privacy related to mobile data, and building a case for special exceptions where data may be used for significant public good or to avoid serious harm to people.

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy

Tools for Online Collaboration

Guidance on different types of collaborative software, factoring in responsible data principles.

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

Responsible Data Visualisation

A list of questions and considerations when designing your data visualizations to help you recognize and avoid bias and misrepresentation.

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Data quality
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

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.