The Public Interest Research Alliance (PIRA) is a multistakeholder, non-binding coalition committed to the establishment of shared principles and operational guides for the appropriate collection, storage, and use of platform data for public interest research.
Building upon the foundational work of Social Science One, the Institute for Secure Sharing of Online Data (ISSOD) within the SMaPP Lab at NYU, the Human Rights Center (HRC) at UC Berkeley, the Internet Observatory at Stanford, and the Global Network Initiative, PIRA will serve as a trusted entity to develop overarching principles and guides to inform appropriate data access, sharing, ownership, security, and privacy standards for public interest research across varied collaboration models and research domains. PIRA will officially launch in spring 2020.
PIRA is actively recruiting organizations and representatives from academia, civil society, government, industry, intergovernmental organizations, and the public to become inaugural members. Please contact Dr. Brandie Nonnecke (nonnecke [at] berkeley [dot] edu) to learn how to become involved.