Decolonizing Research Data: A Necessary New Normal (Duke Global Health Institute)

Duke Global Health Institute: Decolonizing Research Data: A Necessary New Normal. “In 15 years of working alongside health researchers in Kenya, Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara has seen an all-too-familiar pattern: An outside organization comes in to collect health-related data in the country and then retains sole ownership of the data despite the collaboration of others involved, including the people who provided the data in the first place. When this occurs in the context of a historical power imbalance, the practice has become known as ‘data colonialism,’ and a growing contingent of global health researchers are speaking out against it.”

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