Recent Activity: Ethics and Social Aspects of Data IG

24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.

15 May 2019

ethics curricula for data science

Dear IG members,
at RDA 13 in Philadelphia, the keynote by Julia Stoyanovich[1][2] outlined
key challenges for data science practice, which she framed as "responsible
data science is our new frontier". One aspect highlighted in there was the
need for standards in teaching such responsible data science, for which she
gave her course[3] as an example.
Following the keynote, at the IG's meeting[4], we have discussed the
importance of ethics curricula for data science and agreed to create a task

08 Apr 2019

Summary of RDA Plenary 13

Dear colleagues:

We had a well attended and lively IG meeting and discussion on the ethics of data science. I wanted to thank our panelists (Fran Berman, Alison Specht, and Myrna Morales), Bonnie Tijerina (who had to cancel but kindly sent me some of her ideas and thoughts on the subject  - I've uploaded them to to the ESAD IG site), Oya Beyan (co-chair and presenter), and Stefan Reichmann, the RDA Europe early career fellow who helped support us before and during the plenary (his summary is also on the ESAG IG site).  Please take a look when you get a chance.

12 Mar 2019

Panel Discussion

Dear Colleagues,
In the upcoming plenary we would like to have a panel on Ethics in Data
Science.
We have drafted several questions and would like to ask your contribution
(see below). Please let us know if you would like to add discussion topics.
We are also looking for experts who would like to take part on the panel
discussion. If you are interested please let us know.
Here is the initial question set for panel discussion:
1. What do you see as some of the major issues and concerns around data

10 Mar 2019

Ethics in Data Science: Use Cases

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to share a blog that discusses two implementations of data
science from the ethics perspective. One of them is the COMPAS system used
by judges across the United States to predict whether defendants awaiting
trial are likely to re-offend.
The other is the smart meter, an IoT application, that measures domestic
electricity consumption to gain network transparency. It enables consumers
to visualize and optimize their electricity consumption leading to better
power management and flexible billing.

28 Feb 2019

RDA 13 in Philadelphia - Ideas needed

Dear Colleagues:

Hope you are all doing well and welcome to our newest members.  We have a session approved for RDA 13 on Tuesday, April 2.  I'm attaching the session description

We still need a couple of speakers who are willing to talk about data science ethics (esp data scientists).  If you or a colleague plan to attend and would like to be on the panel, please let me know.  Bonnie Tijerina from Data&Society will be one of the speakers.  Oya Beniz, one of the co-chairs, and I will be meeting on 13 March so please let us know.

28 Feb 2019

RDA 13 in Philadelphia - Ideas needed

Dear Colleagues:

Hope you are all doing well and welcome to our newest members.  We have a session approved for RDA 13 on Tuesday, April 2.  I'm attaching the session description

We still need a couple of speakers who are willing to talk about data science ethics (esp data scientists).  If you or a colleague plan to attend and would like to be on the panel, please let me know.  Bonnie Tijerina from Data&Society will be one of the speakers.  Oya Beniz, one of the co-chairs, and I will be meeting on 13 March so please let us know.

14 Aug 2018

Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings

Dear All,
I would like to bring the "Global Code of Conduct for Research in
Resource-Poor Settings" into your knowledge:
http://www.globalcodeofconduct.org/
Jaci van Niekerk (cc ed) is kindly shared their work in the TRUST Project
which facilitated the development of the San Research Ethics Code.
They recently completed the code of conduct for research partnerships
between high-income and lower-income settings, which is endorsed by the

29 Jun 2018

Session Submission: Data Reuse Ethics : How to specify responsibilities?

Dear group members,
Please see the draft submission for the Botswana plenary. Please feel free
to add / comment.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VAN2gFBpUOPQxPlcOBhejbk3nl9qm-z5ygSS...
jsQ/edit?ts=5b34d019
Submission deadline is today until 29 June 2018 (17:00 UTC)
Kind regards
Oya

26 Jun 2018

AW: [ethics-social-aspects-ig] Session proposal

Thanks Oya,
our focus will be on the topic below, I will upload session tomorrow June 27th evening (German time). If anyone has ethical-social aspects that would fit in the overall theme of the session, please let me know as soon as possible.
Best
Ingvill
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Interest Group "Data for Development"
Proposal for a session
At the RDA Twelfth Plenary Meeting Gaborone, Botswana
Session on Capacity Building for East Africa for Data Management and Participation in International Surveys

26 Jun 2018

Session proposal

Dear all,
the deadline for submitting session proposals is in three days. There are
some suggestion as discussion topic.
Heidi brought up a discussion on code of conduct. Ingvill suggested a
cooperation with IG Data for Development to discuss ethical challenges from
the perspective of researchers from Africa .
Please communicate with me in this week, if you would like to suggest a
topic for discussion.
Kind regards
Oya

22 Jun 2018

RDA EDAS- code fo conduct

Forwarding Kate's e mail
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Hi all.
Related to Heidi's code of conduct suggestion. In Australia, we have an
Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. A new version has
just been released. It is owned by Universities Australia, which represents
all of the Universities, and the two government funders of research, ARC and
NHMRC. The new Code is a short principles based document and they are
developing 'better practice guides' to go along with the Code, which are

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