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 lives:

Where this came from: This resource was compiled by Willow Brugh following a session at the Responsible Data Kick-Off in Oakland, and then written and designed, respectively, by Lindsay Oliver and Margaret Killjoy of Geeks Without Bounds.

Status: This resource is complete and ready for feedback. If you have found this resource useful or would like to share comments, get in touch with the Geeks Without Bounds team at

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Published on: 26 Jan 2015
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