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Field Guide to Data Sharing

Post date Thursday, 9 July, 2015 - 16:46
Document Type Manual/Guideline
Content Themes Information Management
Filed under Guides and Tools

Content: Field Guide to Data Sharing Word Document

Audience: Information Management Officers

Purpose of Document: One of the challenges of the humanitarian community is to foster data sharing and collaboration among multiple agencies and organizations, across multiple levels of public, private, and not-for-profit entities. Successful interagency data sharing and collaboration is based on adopting guiding principles, identifying best practices, and recognizing the challenges. It is worth noting that data collected for use within digital systems and also across other systems, should be accompanied by well-defined and responsible data protection practices that are understood by user groups and management teams.

The Field Guide was developed in an effort to make best practices and current guidance on data sharing more available and better operationalized at field level.  Given that data sharing has often been found inconsistent and unpredictable the aim of the Field Guide is also to provide a framework for the establishment and regulation of working practices between participating and partner organizations, and to facilitate the sharing of information amongst organizations.

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Information Source: gFSC, OCHA, Humanitarian Organizations 

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