RDF resources

This is a collection of responsible data resources that have been prototyped by this community at Forums, and are currently under development. Each resource is presented here with a short description and a link to its home on a wiki, on github or elsewhere. Get in touch with the resource creators if you’d like to contribute or to stress test.

Developing and operationalizing Responsible Data Policies

  A friend reminded me earlier this month at the MERL Tech Conference that a few years ago when we brought up the need for greater attention to privacy, security and ethics when using ICTs and digital data in humanitarian and development contexts, people pointed us to Tor, encryption and specialized apps. “No, no, that’s […]

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This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.
Girl Effect Girl Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines

Responsible Data Leaks and Whistleblowing

Large data breaches and leaks now regularly affect even the most seemingly well-guarded organisations and institutions. Over the past five years, a higher volume of data has been released to the public than the previous 50 years put together. This wave of leaks and breaches means that media outlets, the public, and political systems need […]

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.
responsible data leaks and whistleblowing

The Data Visualization Style Guide Collection

This resource is a collection of style guides to help individuals and groups improve their graphic literacy and create better data visualizations.

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

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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This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

The Big Data Framework

This reference sheet provides a framework on what you need to consider and plan for when using Big Data.

This resource can help you with: Managing data
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This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

Introducing New Tech Into A Low Tech Environment

This is a working resource designed to assist those working in low tech environments on how to consider integrating new technology into their work.

This resource can help you with: Awareness-Raising
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This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

Summaries and recordings of discussion mini-series on de-identifying data

In response to requests from the community to address questions and challenges around de-identifying data, we hosted an online discussion mini-series on this topic from June to November 2015. While there is a clear understanding of the importance of de-identifying data and the possible harms that can result from questionable practices, there is also confusion […]

This resource can help you with: Sharing Data
Issue areas: Identity, anonymity & privacy
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.

Utopian and Dystopian Theories of Change – A Template

Widely-held Opinion (to which I subscribe): There is a huge amount of potential power to be unlocked in non-profits using technology in their quest for positive change in the world.

This resource can help you with: Getting 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.

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.