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.
DSEG is coordinated by the International Organization for Migrant and the Data Science Initiative of the City of the Hague.
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. It also includes a repository of successful humanitarian data science projects executed by our members and partners in the field.