status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Ingvill Constanze Mochmann, Norman Mukasa, Simone Haasler

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Interest group “Data for Development”

Many researchers work on topics which require information from areas and population groups where only limited data exist. Data collected by the private and public sector (e.g. IGOs, NGOs, academia etc), social media data etc. provide important sources to get an overview of factors and issues of relevance to societal development in such areas. In particular following disasters, during conflicts, post-conflict situations or with regard to vulnerable populations these data are the only available and often used as evidence for policy implementations recommended to governments and are thus of great importance to decision-making processes.

This interest group focuses on the access to and usage of data from a variety of sources of relevance to development studies, human rights, conflict research and vulnerable and hidden populations. Whereas many intergovernmental organizations have a tradition of open data access routines and policies to data they have collected, data collected by non-governmental organizations are often not available for further usage. Also relevant data collected by university institutes and research organizations are often not shared with the community and increasingly also the question is raised which contribution big data may have in this area and how to collect, use, share and analyze these data.

One of the arguments we often get for not sharing data is that it may be dangerous for those involved, they may be detected in the data file etc. which may be dangerous for them, in particular in present conflict zones. However, based on examples we can show that it is possible both to anonymize the data to such an extent that it safeguards the individual’s right to anonymity and still provide access to the data to avoid multiple data collection among these vulnerable groups.  A challenge is of course that data collected often includes a variety of sources such as qualitative and quantitative interviews, photos, drawings, satellite pictures etc and one of the WG’s to be established is likely to be on how to combine, store, share and analyze different types of data.

The IG will reach out to research institutions in academia, organisations, ministries we work with/know they have data in order to elaborated basis for cooperation and data exchange. We will also reach out to other RDA IG’s that are related thematically, methodologically or technically.

 

Co-chairs

Ingvill C. Mochmann, GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences , Germany.

Simone Haasler, GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany

Norman Mukasa,  MRU and Bugema University, Uganda

 

 

 

 

Posts

14
October
2021

Webinar designed for RDA Group participants

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello - My apologies for cross-posting. We wanted to be sure RDA group Chairs and group members received this information about an upcoming webinar specifically designed to provide tips and strategies for promoting project outputs. This webinar is designed for RDA Working and Interest Group Members, but anyone interested in this topic is also invited and welcome to attend. Please register and attend "How To Get Attention for Research Project Outputs " webinar on 21 Oct 2021 - 15:00 UTC presented by Jennifer Gibson. Register here.
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08
September
2021

Sept 16 webinar ‘Navigating Data Sharing in International Research Collaborations (iN2N)'

by Stephanie Hagstrom

Hello RDA WG and IG members - We invite you to attend the upcoming webinar ‘Navigating Data Sharing in International Research Collaborations (iN2N)’ hosted by the RDA-US on 16 September at 14:00. This webinar will address the most challenging issues for data sharing in international research collaborations and will present a framework developed by the attendees of The International Network-of-Networks (iN2N) Global Expert workshop to address these challenges. Read more about the webinar and register here.
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12
July
2021

RDA Data for Development IG - Update

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Co-chairs We are contacting you with regard to your RDA Data for Development IG, more specifically to seek clarification on the Group’s level of activity. We note that the Group has not had a working session at an RDA Plenary since Plenary 13 and we have not seen any activity on the group page for at least a couple of years. The RDA wants groups to be active during their lifespan. At this point, your group looks like it is inactive and may need to be retired. However, we would be happy to support you in re-invigorating the group if you think this makes sense.
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14
October
2020

Reminder !! RDA for the SDG IG - information, questionnaire and planning of session at 16th plenary

by Ingvill Constanze Mochmann

Dear all, Thanks so much to everyone who has filled in our questionnaire so far and a kind reminder to those who have not done so yet. Deadline is October 16th 2020. Best wishes from the co-chairs Von: Mochmann, Ingvill Gesendet: Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2020 22:53
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08
October
2020

RDA for the SDG IG - information, questionnaire and planning of session at 16th plenary

by Ingvill Constanze Mochmann

Sorry for any cross-posting! Dear colleagues, As you may all know in the meantime the RDA for the SDGs IG has been officially endorsed and we are pleased to announce that our session for the next virtual plenary has been accepted and will take place November 10th 2020 from 5-6.30 PM UTC. You may find details on the session outline here https://www.rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-16th-plenary-meeting-costa-ric...
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20
December
2019

Notification of acceptance RDA Plenary 15 session application

by Marieke Willems

Dear group,   Congratulations! Your joint session application - Disciplinary Collaboration Framework IG, Data for Development IG, RDA for the Sustainable Development Goals IG and ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG - RDA cross-disciplinary collaboration for addressing societal challenges has been approved and will appear in the RDA Plenary 15 Programme.  Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.   
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09
December
2019

P15 Session Proposal Received

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear RDA Chair, Thank you for your session proposal for Plenary 15 titled “RDA cross-disciplinary collaboration for addressing societal challenges”. 
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06
December
2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration and Calls for Co-located Events and Posters Now Open

by Alexandra Delipalta

  RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (https://mcec.com.au/).   This event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).
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28
November
2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear RDA members,    RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020    The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC. Group session application form Joint meeting application form
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