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7.4 The Responsible Data Management training pack from Oxfam


🔗 Download the resource: here.

What is this about?

Oxfam developed, several years ago already - but this one is still relevant - a training kit on responsible program data management for humanitarian organisations. This kit provides trainers with customisable materials and resources to demonstrate the principles of responsible data management and planning processes that can be implemented across their organisation. This kit will also help you determine ways to handle unexpected data management issues that may arise in different contexts.

However, trainers will need to have in-depth knowledge of responsible data management practices and issues in order to stimulate discussion and debate during training sessions with the teams.

This kit includes instructions to guide the trainer, as well as the following activity and training modules:

  • Trainer instructions: help the trainer schedule a training session, provide a reminder of definitions and issues related to responsible data management, and records for each activity.
  • Activity 1AGREE/DISAGREE”: demonstrates key principles of responsible data management whilst promoting discussion and debate among participants.
  • Activity 2PLANNING”: allows participants to plan step-by-step responsible data management within their organisation, using a matrix to be completed in small groups.
  • ACTIVITY 3 “**WHAT TO DO IF…?{: .text-orange}” allows participants to project themselves in a situation where a data management problem occurs, and to put their heads together to figure out what actions need to be taken to address this problem
  • Leveraging the Data Cycle to Manage Data responsibly” training module: helps understand the principles and key actions that need to be taken throughout the data lifecycle to ensure responsible data management.
  • Taking pictures in a humanitarian crisis” training module: provides practical advice to ensure that fundamental principles are respected when taking photos: respect for the dignity of others, obtaining informed consent, cultural differences, protection of identity, sharing and using photos.

This resource has the advantage of being available in several working languages: French, English, Spanish.

Why will this resource serve you well?

  • As a tool to raise awareness regarding responsible data management, through fun and exciting activities.
  • As a training medium, promoting discussion and debate on responsible data management issues within your organisation.
  • As a data management planning tool, with a planning matrix and sample scenarios.
  • As a decision-making tool to determine how to handle unexpected problems related to responsible data management that may arise in different contexts.
  • As a tool allowing to project into different contexts and scenarios, thus nourishing reflection about responsible data management.
  • To help you implement data protection measures throughout the data lifecycle (data collection, enumerator training, informed consent, data transfer, access rights, storage, sharing, feedback to communities, retention and deletion).

This kit is intended for trainers who want to raise awareness and train their organisation’s teams on responsible data management. The customisable mediums and resources will allow them to demonstrate in an entertaining way the principles of responsible data management and planning processes that can be implemented across their organisation.

Why is this resource of particular benefit?

  • Allows the trainer to introduce the principles of responsible data management using fun activities that promote discussion and debate.
  • Allows activities to be tailored to the organisation’s context, for instance, by customising maps included in training materials.
  • Enables teams to understand and apply responsible data management principles throughout the data lifecycle.
  • Provides quality consolidated infographics : “The responsible data cycle”, “Taking pictures during a humanitarian crisis”.