In this discussion thread, participants will explore the ways that information about disappearances is organised, stored, secured, analysed and shared.
- Information and platforms: Information on disappearances may be stored and organised in many ways that range from paper documents to carefully coded databases. Once the information is organised it is possible to analyse it. What platforms have you used to store, organise and analyse information on disappearances? What platforms do you use to publish and share this information? What advice would you give others who are just starting out?
- Analysis and methodologies: There are different types of research methods (methodologies) that can be applied to the analysis of this kind of information. What methodologies have you used when organising and analysing information on disappearances?
- Information security: Documentation of enforced disappearances is very sensitive information that adversaries would be motivated to obtain and/or destroy. What kinds of threats to your information exist (physical damage to documents such as a fire, someone eavesdropping on an email conversation, etc) How do you ensure that your documentation (as well as your communications about the documentation) is secure? What advice would you give others?