HUMANITARIAN
DATA SCIENCE AND ETHICS GROUP

Working Towards Responsible and Sustainable Data Science in the Humanitarian Sector

ABOUT

The Humanitarian Data Science and Ethics Group ("DSEG"), informally established in June 2018, is an open group  of data scientists, humanitarians, researchers, and ethics advocates . DSEG convenes diverse voices aiming to create a shared understanding of the ethical issues arising from humanitarian data discussions. It is designed to lead practical and operational discussions to better understand the identified and unintended risks that may accompany the well-intentioned applications of data science methods in the humanitarian sector.

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This website includes publications by DSEG, an "Applied Ethics Toolkit" which organisations can use when designing and implementing data science projects, and a list of helpful resources. Soon we will include information about our members and partners' humanitarian data science projects.

PUBLICATIONS AND MEETING MINUTES

DECISION TREE: USING DATA SCIENCE ETHICALLY IN HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

August 2020

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A FRAMEWORK FOR THE ETHICAL USE OF ADVANCED DATA SCIENCE METHODS IN THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR

April 2020

Organized Files

DSEG MEETING MINUTES #3

February 2019

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DSEG MEETING MINUTES #2

August 2018

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DSEG MEETING MINUTES #1

July 2018

JOIN DSEG

DSEG invites humanitarian organisations, technologists, ethicists, academics and all other interested parties to join our group. By joining, you will have access to diverse expertise, and we hope that you will contribute your own in return. Members can connect with one another on our forum, can add helpful resources to our library, can make suggestions for new tools or templates, and add upcoming events to our calendar.

“AI ethics is a set of values, principles, and techniques that employ widely accepted standards of right and wrong to guide moral conduct in the development and use of AI technologies.”

Alan Turing Institute

DSEG COORDINATING BODIES

DATA SCIENCE INITIATIVE

The Data Science Initiative is a project of the City of The Hague. The mission of the Data Science Initiative is to harness the value of data science and Artificial Intelligence for peace, justice and security.

IOM - UN MIGRATION

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organization that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers. In September 2016, it became a related organization of the United Nations.

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