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The impact of COVID-19 on the operation processes of Utrecht Data School (DEDA)

It is fair to state that COVID-19 has caused a shock-wave across society and also affected our way of working. Due to the measures such as lock-downs, sudden decisions about digital solutions had to be enforced to facilitate remote working, reduce costs in response to uncertain times and shift engagement from physical to virtual. Digital…

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Handbook

The DEDA Handbook can be used as a supplement to the DEDA poster. The handbook explains the terms used in the poster. In addition, it explains the various ethical movements that underlie DEDA. Keep the printed or digital version of the handbook at hand while using the DEDA poster. The DEDA Handbook may be downloaded…

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DEDA Remote

DEDA Remote is speciaal ontwikkeld om online, op afstand gebruikt te worden door een groep (bijv. via MS Teams, Zoom of Skype). Het is een vervanging van de DEDA poster, die je gebruikt als je face-to-face met een groep kunt samenkomen. Door de coronacrisis ontstond de noodzaak om ook op afstand een ethisch beraadslagingsproces te…

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Dringende Dataverhalen

In dit boekje worden een aantal cases uiteengezet waarin ethische problemen in dataprojecten worden uitgelicht. Dit helpt de lezer om een gevoeligheid te ontwikkelen voor waarden die geschonden kunnen worden tijdens dataprojecten. Ook illustreren de voorbeelden de ethische knelpunten in projecten met betrekking tot data, modellen en algoritmen. De cases in dit boekje zijn op…

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DEDA for Research

When is a researcher justified in using personal data for research? How can researchers make sure their digital methods are reliable and transparant? How critical should a researcher be on the digital tools they could use? The Data Ethics Decision Aid for researchers aims to make these dilemma’s explicit and helps researchers reflect and justify…

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Workshop

For getting the best out of DEDA and in order to implement it most efficiently into your organisational processes, we recommend a workshop with our data ethics consultants. A DEDA workshop is for groups up to 25 people and will take around 3 hours. For further information and prices please mail to info@dataschool.nl or fill…

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App

The DEDA app addresses the different phases of a data project with individual questions. Depending on the user’s answers, DEDA responds with new questions, addresses concerns and points to action points. It also documents the users approach to the ethical issues. The resulting report can be used to further scrutinize the ethical compliance of a…

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Worksheet

The DEDA worksheet is a large poster (A0). It enables a deliberative discussion for interdisciplinary teams, stakeholders and project managers. It addresses the various phases of a project and the different ethical issues that might emerge. The worksheet is designed to enable teams to place comments or post-its. Download the DEDA.worksheet (A0, PDF)  

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Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA)

DEDA helps data analysts, project managers and policy makers to recognize ethical issues in data projects, data management and data policies. Developed in close cooperation with data analysts from the City of Utrecht, DEDA is a tool-kit facilitating initial brainstorming sessions to map ethical issues in data projects, documenting the deliberation process and furthering accountability…

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