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.

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.

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.

Developing Consent Policies

This framework includes a rationale for why consent is worthwhile and necessary,  and a checklist for developing appropriate consent policies and practices.

This resource can help you with: Getting Data
Issue areas: Informed consent
This resource was produced in a Responsible Data Forum.