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Author Bhatia, Udit ♦ Multiple Contributors
Source IIT Gandhinagar
Content type Text
Publisher Wiley
Language English
Subject Keyword Ethics ♦ Anthropocene ♦ Data Management ♦ Human Subject Research ♦ Socio-hydrology
Abstract Open science practices such as publishing data and code are transforming water science by enabling synthesis and enhancing reproducibility. However, as research increasingly bridges the physical and social science domains (e.g., socio‐hydrology), there is the potential for well‐meaning researchers to unintentionally violate the privacy and security of individuals or communities by sharing sensitive information. Here we identify the contexts in which privacy violations are most likely to occur, such as working with high‐resolution spatial data (e.g., from remote sensing), consumer data (e.g., from smart meters), and/or digital trace data (e.g., from social media). We also suggest practices for identifying and addressing privacy concerns at the individual, institutional, and disciplinary levels. We strongly advocate that the water science community continue moving toward open science and socio‐environmental research and that progress toward these goals be rooted in open and ethical data management.
ISSN 19447973
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2019-05-01
e-ISSN 00431397
Journal Water Resources Research


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