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GIDA-RDA COVID-19 Guidelines for Data Sharing Respecting Indigenous Data Sovereignty

The Indigenous Data Guidelines set out the minimum requirements for Indigenous-designed data approaches and standards, inclusive of Indigenous rights to data governance and decision-making within the planning and design of Indigenous data collection and sharing. The Indigenous Data Guidelines also highlight the inadequacy of personal and individual consent and data privacy protections. For Indigenous Peoples, collective consent and data privacy protections, supported via community-controlled data infrastructure, are essential to ethical Indigenous data practices. These Indigenous Data Guidelines apply across all sections of the RDA COVID 19 Guidelines and Recommendations.

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Field Value
Document type Guidelines, instruction manuals, handbooks
Language of document
  • English
Topics Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Global
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

Please ensure correct citation when referencing these guidelines. Cite as: RDA COVID-19 Indigenous Data WG. "Data sharing respecting Indigenous data sovereignty." In RDA COVID-19 Working Group (2020). Recommendations and guidelines on data sharing. Research Data Alliance.

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Global Indigenous Data Alliance: INFO@GIDA-GLOBAL.ORG

Author (corporate) Stephanie Russo Carroll, Pyrou Chung, Donna Cormack, Maui Hudson, Tahu Kukutai, Robyn Rowe, Rodrigo Sara, Michele Suina, Maggie Walter
Co-author (coorporate) GIDA and Research Data Alliance
Publisher GIDA and RDA
Publication date 2020
Pagination 7
General note

Also available from GIDA: You can access the RDA COVID-19; Recommendations and Guidelines on Data Sharing, (Final release 30 June 2020):

Keywords data governance,IDS,Indigenous Data Sovereignty,COVID-19,Indigenous health
Date uploaded July 2, 2020, 05:28 (UTC)
Date modified July 2, 2020, 05:31 (UTC)