[GeoForAll-SouthAmerica] Call for Researchers: impact of citizen-generated data initiatives - deadline extended

SERGIO ACOSTAYLARA sergio.acostaylara at mtop.gub.uy
Mon Aug 17 06:46:40 PDT 2015


Sergio Acosta y Lara
Departamento de Geom?tica
Direcci?n Nacional de Topograf?a
Ministerio de Transporte y Obras P?blicas
?DataShift ( http://civicus.org/thedatashift/ ) launched three calls for researchers based in three DataShift pilot locations: Argentina, East Africa (Tanzania and Kenya), and Nepal. The research will focus on the long-term impact of citizen-generated data initiatives.

The deadline for submissions for this research project has been extended until 18.00 CEST on Wednesday, 19th August 2015.

DataShift sees citizen-generated data as data that people or their organisations produce to directly monitor, demand or drive change on issues that affect them. It is actively given by citizens, providing direct representations of their perspectives and an alternative to datasets collected by governments or international institutions. See recently published DataShift briefing that explains what citizen generated data is and why it is important at: http://civicus.org/images/ER%20cgd_brief.pdf

This scope of work is projected to include:

- Identification of at least five (preferably ongoing or completed) citizen-generated data initiatives based in the respective pilot locations that address issues relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals. Selection of initiatives will be determined in consultation with the DataShift team.

- An in-depth assessment of each initiative's long-term or ongoing impact, looking especially at:

Use of the data: Has the data been used by policy makers, civil society organisations or other actors - and if so, how?

Data quality: Are any levels of verification built into the initiative? How sound is the data, particularly if it comes from multiple sources?

Sustainability of the initiative: What is the initiative's projected lifespan? Is this clearly indicated? Are there plans to maintain the initiative's online presence after the period of data collection ends?

Local context: How is data on the topics that citizen-generated data initiatives address received at the local level: is it considered to be trustworthy?

- A summary of key findings and trends, drawn from the assessed initiatives.

Potential researchers for this contract should submit their CV together with an indicative budget and two-page statement on how they would approach this piece of work and their relevant experience. Bids should be sent by 18.00 CEST on Wednesday 19th August.

The maximum budget for the work is USD2,500. For more details, please see the links below for the calls for proposals:
Call for Researchers: Argentina [PDF] http://civicus.org/thedatashift/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/call-for-researchers-argentina.pdf
Call for Researchers: Tanzania and Kenya [PDF] http://civicus.org/thedatashift/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/call-for-researchers-tanzania-kenya.pdf
Call for Researchers: Nepal [PDF] http://civicus.org/thedatashift/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/call-for-researchers-nepal.pdf

Source: http://civicus.org/thedatashift/call-for-researchers-impact-of-citizen-generated-data-initiatives/

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