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Data Prizes and Challenges as Data Collaboratives – Terms and Conditions

Jos Berens, Stefaan Verhulst

An analysis of terms and conditions present in a diversity of data-driven prizes and challenges to better understand governance frameworks of data sharing practices.

Published in The GovLab in 2015

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Blog Post

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Governance and Operations

Data-Driven Development Pathways for Progress

World Economic Forum

An overview report from the World Economic Forum on the existing data deficit and the value and impact of big data for sustainable development.

Published in 2015

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Report

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Benefits

Incentives

Governance and Operations

Open Data and Beyond

Frederika Welle Donker, Bastiaan van Loenen, Arnold K. Bregt

A case study examining the opening of private data by Dutch energy network administrator Liander.

Published in International Journal of Geo-Information in 2016

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Case Study

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In Practice

Governance and Operations

Mining Mobile Datasets to Enable the Fine-grained Stochastic Simulation of Ebola Diffusion

Nicholas Vogel, Christopher Theisen, Jonathan P. Leidig, Jerry Scripps, Douglas H. Graham, Greg Wolffe

A paper on the use of mobile call records to enable predictive action around Ebola diffusion.

Published in Paper presented at the Procedia Computer Science in 2015

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Data Collaboratives: Matching Demand with Supply of (Corporate) Data to solve Public Problems

Stefaan Verhulst, Iryna Susha, Alexander Kostura

A report describing emerging practice, opportunities and challenges in data collaboratives as identified at the International Data Responsibility Conference.

Published in 2016

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Essay

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General

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The Data Revolution: Finding the Missing Millions

Elizabeth Stuart, Emma Samman, William Avis, Tom Berliner

The Overseas Development Institute’s annual report focused on solutions toward a sustainable data revolution.

Published in 2015

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Report

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Benefits

Risks and Challenges

Data Responsibility

In Practice

Governance and Operations

Data Collaboratives: Exchanging Data to Improve People’s Lives

Stefaan Verhulst, David Sangokoya

An essay on leveraging the potential of data to solve complex public problems through data collaboratives and four critical accelerators towards responsible data sharing and collaboration.

Published in 2015

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Governance and Operations

Mapping the Next Frontier of Open Data: Corporate Data Sharing.

Stefaan Verhulst, David Sangokoya

This essay describes an emerging taxonomy of activities involving corporate data sharing for public good, an emerging trend in which companies share anonymized and aggregated data with third-party users towards data-driven policymaking and greater public good.

Published in Internet Monitor 2014: Reflections on the Digital World: Platforms, Policy, Privacy, and Public Discourse in 2014

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Paper

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Governance and Operations

A Systematic Review of Barriers to Data Sharing in Public Health

Willem G van Panhuis, Proma Paul, Claudia Emerson, John Grefenstette, Richard Wilder, Abraham J Herbst, David Heymann, Donald S Burke

A literature review of potential barriers to public health data sharing.

Published in BMC Public Health in 2014

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Journal Article

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Risks and Challenges

Data Responsibility

Is Bigger Better? The Emergence of Big Data as a Tool for International Development Policy

Linnet Taylor, Ralph Schroeder

A paper describing how data, such as privately held mobile phone data – could improve development policy.

Published in GeoJournal in 2014

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Journal Article

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Risks and Challenges

Public-Private Partnerships for Statistics: Lessons Learned, Future Steps.

Nicholas Robin, Thilo Klein, Johannes Jütting

A working paper describing how privately held data sources could fill current gaps in the efforts of National Statistics Offices.

Published in OECD Development Co-operation Working Papers in 2016

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Paper

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General

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Risks and Challenges

Data Responsibility

In Practice

Governance and Operations

Open Data Partnerships between Firms and Universities: The Role of Boundary Organizations

Markus Perkmann, Henri Schildt

A paper highlighting the advantages of third-party organizations enabling data sharing between industry and academia to uncover new insights to benefit the public good.

Published in Research Policy in 2015

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Journal Article

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General

Incentives

Risks and Challenges

Governance and Operations

Flooding through the Lens of Mobile Phone Activity

David Pastor-Escuredo, Alfredo Morales-Guzám, Yolanda Torres-Fernández, Jean-Martin Bauer, Amit Wadhwa, Carlos Castro-Correa, Liudmyla Romanoff, Jong Gun Lee, Alex Rutherford, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Nuria Oliver, Enrique Frias-Martinez, Miguel Luengo-Oroz

An analysis of aggregated and anonymized call details records (CDR) conducted in collaboration with the UN, Government of Mexico, academia and Telefonica suggests high potential in using shared telecom data to improve early warning and emergency management mechanisms.

Published in Proceedings of the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) in 2014

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Private Data and the Public Good

Gideon Mann

The transcript of a keynote talk on the potential of leveraging corporate data to help solve public problems.

Published in 2016

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Blog Post

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General

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Risks and Challenges

Data Responsibility

Governance and Operations

The Use and Misuse of Biomedical Data: Is Bigger Really Better?

Sharona Hoffman, Andy Podgurski

A journal article primarily focused on the risks involved in health data pooling.

Published in American Journal of Law & Medicine in 2013

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Journal Article

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Risks and Challenges

Data Responsibility

Sea Change in Open Science and Data Sharing: Leadership by Industry

Harlan M. Krumholz, Cary P. Gross, Katrina L. Blount, Jessica D. Ritchie, Beth Hodshon, Richard Lehman, Joseph S. Ross

A review of industry-led efforts and cross-sector collaborations to share data from clinical trials to inform clinical practice.

Published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes in 2015

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Journal Article

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Incentives

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A Decision Model for Data Sharing

Silja M. Eckartz, Wout J. Hofman, Anne Fleur Van Veenstra

A paper proposing a decision model for data sharing arrangements aimed at addressing identified risks and challenges.

Published in International Conference on Electronic Government in 2014

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Report

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Risks and Challenges

Data Responsibility

Enabling Humanitarian Use of Mobile Phone Data

Cameron F. Kerry, Jake Kendall, Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye

An issues paper from the Brookings Institution on leveraging the benefits of mobile phone data for humanitarian use while minimizing risks to privacy.

Published in 2016

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Report

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Governance and Operations

Data Sharing for Public Health: Key Lessons from Other Sectors

Matthew Brack, Tito Castillo

A Chatham House report describing the need for data sharing and collaboration for global public health emergencies and potential lessons learned from the commercial sector.

Published in Chatham House in 2015

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Report

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Risks and Challenges

Governance and Operations

Collaborative Governance in Theory and Practice

Chris Ansell, Alison Gash

A journal article describing the emerging practice of public-private partnerships, particularly those built around data sharing.

Published in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory in 2007

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Journal Article

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Governance and Operations

Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers

Bellagio Big Data Workshop Participants

A white paper describing the potential of big data, and corporate data in particular, to positively benefit development efforts.

Published in 2014

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Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk

Institute of Medicine

A consensus, peer-revieed IOM report recommending how to promote responsible clinical trial data sharing and minimize risks and challenges of sharing.

Published in 2015

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Report

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Risks and Challenges

Data Responsibility

Data Responsibility: A New Social Good for the Information Age

Stefaan Verhulst

An essay offering a new understanding of data responsibility comprising a duty to share, a data to protect, and a duty to act.

Published in The Conversation in 2016

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Essay

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General

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Data Responsibility

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Data Collaboratives as a New Frontier of Cross-Sector Partnerships in the Age of Open Data: Taxonomy Development

Iryna Susha, Marijn Janssen, Stefaan Verhulst

A research paper providing a new taxonomy for types of data collaboratives.

Published in Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in 2017

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Paper

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General

Governance and Operations

The Legacy of inBloom

Monica Bulger, Patrick McCormick, Mikaela Pitcan

A report exploring the history of inBloom, and education technology and data platform launched in 2013 and ended a year later.

Published in Data & Society Working Paper Series in 2017

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Risks and Challenges

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Corporate Social Responsibility for a Data Age

Stefaan G. Verhulst

This article investigates how companies use their data for social good, and identifies an emerging field of “data responsibility” where proprietary data can be used as a social asset.

Published in Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2017

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Essay

Magazine Article

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Data Responsibility

In Practice

Data collaboratives as “bazaars”? A review of coordination problems and mechanisms to match demand for data with supply

Iryna Susha, Marijn Janssen, Stefaan Verhulst

Focusses on the operational challenges on implementing Data Collaboratives.

Published in Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. 11 Issue: 1 in 2017

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Journal Article

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Risks and Challenges

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In Practice

Assessing the Quality of Mobile Phone Data as a Source of Statistics

Freddy De Meersman, Gerdy Seynaeve, Marc Debusschere, Patrick Lusyne, Pieter Dewitte, Youri Baeyens, Albrecht Wirthmann, Christophe Demunter, Fernando Reis, Hannes I. Reuter

This paper presented at the 2016 European Conference on Quality in Official Statistic assesses the ability for mobile phone data in Belgium to be used to collect official statistics, comparing data collected from mobile phones with official census data.

Published in European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q2016) in 2016

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Journal Article

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Governance and Operations

Using Collaboration to Harness Big Data for Social Good

Jake Porway

This articles provides non profits with three guiding principles on how to effectively incorporate data science into their operations.

Published in Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2017

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Magazine Article

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Operations

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Governance and Operations