Tips for Responsible Data Sharing

This tip sheet explains principles of responsible data sharing, and offers guidance for data sharing and management practices.

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June 3, 2016


Data sharing, both internally and with external stakeholders, is often key to the success of projects involving data. This guide provides social impact organizations with an introduction to and best practices for data sharing.

The guide covers how to ensure that participants provide consent to their data being shared and key considerations related to data sharing agreements and processes. It also covers the various ways that data can be shared, including via email, cloud-based storage, and physical storage devices, as well as security considerations and best practices for each. Ultimately, the guide sheds light on sharing data responsibly, ethically, and safely throughout social impact projects.

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