Making Citizen-Generated Data Work. Towards a Framework Strengthening Collaborations Between Citizens, Civil Society Organizations, and Others

44 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2019

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Danny Lämmerhirt

University of Siegen

Shazade Jameson

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society

Eko Prasetyo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 3, 2017

Abstract

This report asks what makes citizens and others want to produce and use citizen-generated data.

It demonstrates that citizen-generated data projects are rarely the work of individual citizens. Instead, they often depend on partnerships to thrive and are supported by civil society organisations, community-based organisations, governments, or business. These partners play a necessary role to provide resources, support, and knowledge to citizens. In return, they can harness data created by citizens to support their own mission. Thus, citizens and their partners often gain mutual benefits from citizen-generated data.

But if CGD projects rely on partnerships, who has to be engaged, and through which incentives, to enable CGD projects to achieve their goals? How are such multi-stakeholder projects organised, and which resources and expertise do partners bring into a project? What can other projects do to support and benefit their own citizen-generated data initiatives? This report offers recommendations to citizens, civil society organisations, policy-makers, donors, and others on how to foster stronger collaborations.

Keywords: Citizen-generated data, data collaborations, Sustainable Development Goals

Suggested Citation

Lämmerhirt, Danny and Jameson, Shazade and Prasetyo, Eko, Making Citizen-Generated Data Work. Towards a Framework Strengthening Collaborations Between Citizens, Civil Society Organizations, and Others (November 3, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3320485 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3320485

Danny Lämmerhirt (Contact Author)

University of Siegen ( email )

Hoelderlinstrasse 3
57068 Siegen, NRW 57068
Germany

Shazade Jameson

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society ( email )

PO Box 90153
5000 LE
Netherlands

Eko Prasetyo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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