Welcome to our participatory engagement platform for Advancing Data Justice Research and Practice
Advancing Data Justice Research and Practice is a collaboration between the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), the Alan Turing Institute, and participants and communities across the globe.
Understanding data justice and expanding the existing narrative to include voices that have not always been listened to or prioritised is our primary aim. We hope that through this platform, we enable participants to give their perspectives on data justice through various forms of participation.
We are approaching this research through a co-design approach, and we greatly value your input. Co-design is a specific instance of co-creation practice that allows users to become part of the design team as ‘experts of their experience’ (Sanders and Stappers, 2008). It represents a shift away from design as the task of individual experts towards using the collective creativity of a team with members from different backgrounds and interests (Steen, 2013).
The objective of this project is to fill a gap in data justice research and practice and provide resources that help policymakers, practitioners, and impacted communities gain a broader understanding of data governance. This includes considerations of equity and data justice informed by affected communities, one which encompasses questions of access to, and visibility and representation in, data used in the development of AI/ML systems.
Your comments and feedback matter. The project aims to provide (a) an assessment of the current state of research in this area and the identification of gaps in order to create a forward looking research agenda and (b) a preliminary guide for three target audiences–policymakers, developers, and communities affected by AI/ML systems–consisting of practical questions to consider in their practice, use, and experience of AI/ML systems, specifically in consideration of realising the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. We will engage individuals and civil society organisations in the development of each project deliverable. These preliminary findings will be showcased on the Global Partnership on AI’s 2021 Summit (expected to take place November 11-12th 2021).
Our engagement process includes several ways of being involved. There is a Survey which allows individual participants a way to share their input on topics related to data justice. Our Data Justice Sources page allows for participants to learn more about themes in data justice that we are currently taking a deeper look into. Here, you will have the opportunity to give us feedback by leaving comments and/or endorsements on the different themes. Comments can be used to direct us to other sources and/or themes in data justice literature or to provide feedback on what you think of the existing ones.
We wish to create a safe environment on this platform. All participants are expected to have read the informed consent form and code of conduct, as well as agreed to both, before participating on this platform.
The Alan Turing Institute is committed to making its engagements productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, nationality or belief. We will not tolerate harassment in any form. Our code of conduct can be found here: bit.ly/3931lAo.
For more detailed information on our aims, project teams, and advisory board please see our project website here.