How the Data in the D-Econ Database is Managed

Data Management

This database was created by Decolonising and Diversifying Economics (D-Econ). However, the entries themselves have largely been created by scholars adding themselves and others. The curation of the database is done by D-Econ. 

This database is in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The information stored is mainly meant to highlight already publicly available knowledge in an easily accessible and organized manner.  

Personal data

We process the following personal data: Title, name, job title, institution or other employer, department, link to university profile, areas of expertise, relevant research, email address and relevant social media handles that are publicly available. All data is stored on WordPress. The legal basis for processing personal data is that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. In this case, the public interest is the increased accessibility of research that is oftentimes ignored and underrepresented for structural reasons. 

In line with GDPR, anyone has the right to object to the processing of their personal data. You have the right to request information about how your personal data are processed, and to request a copy of that personal data. You also have the right to edit any inaccuracies in your personal data. You have the right to request that your personal data are erased if there is no longer a justification for them to be processed.

If your data is registered in this database, you can edit it at any time. To do so, simply log into your profile with the login details provided at the time when your data was submitted. If you would like the whole profile to be deleted, please e-mail D-Econ at and we will delete it for you. 

For further information about the database, please see our FAQ page.