Plan for the information you need

Data is like water – it needs a container to make it useful. The beginning of a human rights documentation project often starts with containers like lists and spreadsheets. But at some point, the information will outgrow these containers – both in terms of quantity and complexity. The way you design these containers will have an impact on what information you will gather, how you organise the information, and the kind of analysis you can carry out.

We have co-created these resources related to planning for your information so that human rights defenders will be able to design and build for themselves the information containers they need to reach their goals.