Sonjara, Inc. and Georgetown University are working with the
FHI-360-implemented mSTAR Project to conduct research on existing
practices, policies, systems, and legal frameworks through which
international development data is collected, used, shared, and released.
Based on this research, the team will develop good practice guidelines for
USAID that will be tested against real world experiences in field-based
digital development programs.
mSTAR is looking for up to three projects where we can test and apply our
draft good practice guidelines for ethical collection, use, management,
sharing and release of data in field-based digital development programs. We
want to hear from you!
What types of projects are we looking for?
· Ongoing or recently concluded projects that are using digital
technologies (SMS, IVR, mobile based data collection, USSD, software,
social media platforms, sensors/IoT, etc.) to collect, store, analyze,
manage, use and share individuals’ data.
· The data could include personally identifiable information (PII)
and/or other personal information.
· The project should have informal or formal processes for
privacy/security risk assessment and mitigation especially with respect to
field implementation of digital technologies (listed above) as part of
their program. These may be implicit or explicit (i.e. documented or
written). They potentially include formal review processes conducted by
ethics review boards or institutional review boards (IRBs) for projects.
· All sectors of international development are welcome to submit
· Projects from all geographical regions are welcome.
· We prefer case studies from USAID-funded projects but are open to
receiving case studies from other donor-supported projects.
If your project or activity falls under the above criteria, please take a
few minutes to share your project information here
We welcome multiple submissions from one organization; simply reuse this
each case study proposed.
Contributions must be received by February 15, 2017.
*Feel free to forward! *
Questions? Please contact me, Siobhan Green, at 571-297 6383 ext 101 or
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