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 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.
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 […]
A project design tool for assessing potential harms associated with specific data points.
Guidance on different types of collaborative software, factoring in responsible data principles.
This guide will help you navigate the process of selecting a hosting provider for your website.
This reference sheet includes a definition of ‘responsible data’ and incentives (carrots and sticks) for NGOs to care about it.
A list of questions and considerations when designing your data visualizations to help you recognize and avoid bias and misrepresentation.
This framework helps you craft appropriate messaging to advocate for responsible data.
This book, organized around the data lifecycle, highlights responsible data concerns, recommendations, and real-world examples in the context of international development programming.
This framework includes a rationale for why consent is worthwhile and necessary, and a checklist for developing appropriate consent policies and practices.