Every day practitioners are learning how to tackle their information management and human rights documentation problems. They are finding creative ways to publish their documents, categorise evidence files, visualise data, and so much more. There is so much valuable knowledge and experience already within the human rights community – the key is to collect, document and organise this knowledge so that it is accessible to those who need it.
The HURIDOCS Collaboratory is our attempt to facilitate and capture existing knowledge around information management and human rights documentation.
Collaboratively solving human rights information problems
What’s a collaboratory you ask? It describes an open space, creative process where a group of people work together to generate solutions to complex problems – and this is exactly what this space is intended to do.
We are a network of human rights practitioners, information wranglers, and technologists, and we use this forum to share our knowledge of and experience in tackling information challenges. By sharing and discussing our challenges and solutions openly, we aim to create a valuable knowledge base on human rights information management and documentation for the human rights community.
You don’t need to be an expert to contribute. You only need to share your questions. Every question is valuable because each problem that is shared provides an opportunity to learn about solutions.
How to join
Here’s how to get started:
- Go to https://collaboratory.huridocs.org/ and sign up for an account
- Add some information to your account like an avatar and a short bio (only as much as you feel comfortable with – remember, this is a public forum)
- Find a discussion topic that interests you, or start a new one!