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Gabrielle Berman

Senior Advisor - Ethics in Evidence Generation

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Gabrielle Berman is responsible for providing advisory and technical support to ensure the highest ethical standards within UNICEF’s research, evaluation and data collection and analysis programmes globally. Her role includes the development of relevant guidance and resources and advocating for ethical practices for evidence generation involving children in different contexts, for different cohorts and utilizing existing, new and emerging technologies. In this position she is also responsible for establishing and managing an ethics review board for the organization. Prior to this role she has worked as a consultant to UN Agencies, Governments and NGO’s providing research, policy and programming advice on a range of issues including ICT and young people in developing countries, human rights, migrant health and homelessness. Her professional experience includes working as a strategic consultant and senior policy advisor in Government and Academia. She has undertaken 3 post-doctoral fellowships in the areas of not-for-profit economics, social policy and population health.
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PUBLICATIONS

The response to the pandemic has seen an unprecedented rapid scaling up of technologies to support digital contact tracing and surveillance.This working paper explores the implications for privacy as the linking of datasets: increases the likelihood that children will be identifiable; increases the opportunity for (sensitive) data profiling; and frequently involves making data available to a broader set of users or data managers.

AUTHOR(S)

Gabrielle Berman; Karen Carter; Manuel Garcia Herranz; Vedran Sekara
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The response to COVID-19 has seen an unprecedented rapid scaling up of technologies to support digital contact tracing and surveillance. This means that we need to establish clear governance processes for these tools and the data collection process and engage with a broader set of government and industry partners to ensure that children’s rights are not overlooked.

AUTHOR(S)

Karen Carter; Gabrielle Berman; Manuel Garcia Herranz; Vedran Sekara
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BLOG POSTS

Ethical collection of data from children during the COVID-19 pandemic (27 Apr 2020)

Our need to understand, quantify, forecast, track and unpack the COVID-19 pandemic fuels an insatiable need for data. We need to ensure that ...

New Technologies: Rich Source of Data or Ethical Minefield for Researchers? (22 Jun 2018)

Social media and geospatial technology offer access to huge amounts of data, but vast ethical implications are often ignored. In this blog p ...

PODCASTS

Gabrielle Berman on ethical research on children in humanitarian situations