Ethics and Social Aspects of Data IG

IG

Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

Ethical and social issues with respect to data archiving, sharing, and reuse cut across many of the technical and policy work of the rest of the RDA.  Such issues are complementary to but separate from legal and regulatory aspects, since technology usually outpaces law and law itself is underpinned by ethical agreements and social contracts.

Topics of interest include the kinds/types of data that can be archived and reused and under what circumstances; education of researchers, research respondents, administrators, ethics bodies; gray and difficult areas of research that create new challenges for data management  ("dangerous data", legacy data, retrospective analyses, medical humanities, wellness/lifestyle data); developing policies and practices that encourage appropriate data sharing yet protect researchers and their research respondents; obligations to and impacts on families, communities, and societies; the ethics of reuse.

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Recent Activity

12 Mar 2019

Panel Discussion

Dear Colleagues,
In the upcoming plenary we would like to have a panel on Ethics in Data
Science.
We have drafted several questions and would like to ask your contribution
(see below). Please let us know if you would like to add discussion topics.
We are also looking for experts who would like to take part on the panel
discussion. If you are interested please let us know.
Here is the initial question set for panel discussion:
1. What do you see as some of the major issues and concerns around data

10 Mar 2019

Ethics in Data Science: Use Cases

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to share a blog that discusses two implementations of data
science from the ethics perspective. One of them is the COMPAS system used
by judges across the United States to predict whether defendants awaiting
trial are likely to re-offend.
The other is the smart meter, an IoT application, that measures domestic
electricity consumption to gain network transparency. It enables consumers
to visualize and optimize their electricity consumption leading to better
power management and flexible billing.

28 Feb 2019

RDA 13 in Philadelphia - Ideas needed

Dear Colleagues:

Hope you are all doing well and welcome to our newest members.  We have a session approved for RDA 13 on Tuesday, April 2.  I'm attaching the session description

We still need a couple of speakers who are willing to talk about data science ethics (esp data scientists).  If you or a colleague plan to attend and would like to be on the panel, please let me know.  Bonnie Tijerina from Data&Society will be one of the speakers.  Oya Beniz, one of the co-chairs, and I will be meeting on 13 March so please let us know.

28 Feb 2019

RDA 13 in Philadelphia - Ideas needed

Dear Colleagues:

Hope you are all doing well and welcome to our newest members.  We have a session approved for RDA 13 on Tuesday, April 2.  I'm attaching the session description

We still need a couple of speakers who are willing to talk about data science ethics (esp data scientists).  If you or a colleague plan to attend and would like to be on the panel, please let me know.  Bonnie Tijerina from Data&Society will be one of the speakers.  Oya Beniz, one of the co-chairs, and I will be meeting on 13 March so please let us know.

14 Aug 2018

Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings

Dear All,
I would like to bring the "Global Code of Conduct for Research in
Resource-Poor Settings" into your knowledge:
http://www.globalcodeofconduct.org/
Jaci van Niekerk (cc ed) is kindly shared their work in the TRUST Project
which facilitated the development of the San Research Ethics Code.
They recently completed the code of conduct for research partnerships
between high-income and lower-income settings, which is endorsed by the

29 Jun 2018

Session Submission: Data Reuse Ethics : How to specify responsibilities?

Dear group members,
Please see the draft submission for the Botswana plenary. Please feel free
to add / comment.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VAN2gFBpUOPQxPlcOBhejbk3nl9qm-z5ygSS...
jsQ/edit?ts=5b34d019
Submission deadline is today until 29 June 2018 (17:00 UTC)
Kind regards
Oya