This paper is intended to provide environmental health and justice funders with background information that may be helpful in considering investments to increase data-sharing. It notes relevant trends in open data and technology, highlights examples of data-sharing within the environmental health and justice movement, and provides lessons for funders.
The paper was produced for a June 2014 meeting of environmental health and justice funders and therefore focuses on examples within that field. Many of the issues outlined also may have broader applicability for funding data-sharing in other social movements.
David Eaves, Health and Environmental Funders Network