The D-Econ Database FAQ

 

Who can be in the database?

I’ve submitted my entry. Now what?

I’ve submitted my entry but I haven’t received the confirmation email. What should I do?

Can I add myself?

Can I add someone else?

Why have I been added to the database?

What can I use the database for?

How will my data be used?

How is my personal data stored and used?

What rights do I have to my data?

Who can I contact about my data?

Can I edit my entry?

Can I delete my data?

Can someone else add me?

Who created this database?

How is the D-Econ Database different from other databases of this type?

How can I get in touch with D-Econ?

Who can be in the database? 

There are two criteria for inclusion in the database. The first is that your scholarship and/or practice contributes to non-mainstream approaches to economics. The second is that you are either 1) based in the Global South, 2) a member of an underrepresented or marginalized group in the country in which you’re based, 3) a person of color, or 4) a woman or gender other than cis-male.

I’ve submitted my entry. Now what?

Once you’ve submitted, the D-Econ team will evaluate the entry to make sure it complies with the criteria for inclusion (see point 1). Once this has been verified, your entry will be accepted and published on the website. This may take some time as all the entries are manually verified by the D-Econ team, so please be patient. You can login to the database to edit your entry at any time – using the login details you received once you submitted the entry. Check your junk e-mail or spam folder if you cannot find it in your inbox. 

If you have submitted someone else’s data, they will get an email with a link to the entry and login details so that they can edit it. They will be asked to approve it before it is made public. No contact details or personal details will be displayed until they have approved them. 

I’ve submitted my entry but I haven’t received the confirmation email. What should I do?

Unfortunately, the verification e-mail is sometimes caught by spam filters. Therefore, check your junk e-mail or spam folder if you cannot find it in your inbox. 

Can I add myself?

Yes, please do add yourself. We can’t keep track of all the great scholars out there, so we need your help to populate the database. 

Can I add someone else?

Yes, please do. We can’t keep track of all the great scholars out there, so we need your help to populate the database. When you add someone else, they will get an email with a link to the entry and login details so that they can edit (or delete) it. They will also be able to see who added them and their e-mail address. 

Given that there is a risk that the verification email might end up in the person’s spam folder, we would appreciate it if you informed the person you’ve added, so that they can check their spam. 

Why have I been added to the database?

You have been added because someone finds your scholarship and/or practice to be important contributions to non-mainstream approaches to economics. Being in the database means people interested in such approaches can find your profile when they search for speakers, scholars, and scholarship. 

In addition to contributing to non-mainstream scholarship, there is one further criteria for inclusion in the database, and that is being based being 1) based in the Global South, 2) a member of an underrepresented or marginalized group in the country in which you’re based, 3) a person of color, or 4) a woman or gender other than cis-male.

What can I use the database for?

The D-Econ Database is an online resource showcasing research of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds taking non-mainstream approaches to economics. You can use it to search for scholars for example when you are looking for conference speakers, workshop participants, journal or book contributors, and board members (editorial or other). You can also use it as a resource to find research that might be relevant for your own work or teaching. The aim is to increase the visibility of scholars from underrepresented groups in economics across the discipline. 

How will my data be used? 

The database will be used to put scholars, journalists and policy-makers in contact with relevant academic and non-academic experts. People might use it to showcase your work, to learn more about you, or to invite you to contribute with your expertise, such as on conference panels, journal editorial boards, for quotes in the media, or in other ways. 

How is my personal data stored and used? 

This notice sets out how we will use your personal data, and your rights. It is made under Articles 13 and/or 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The information stored is mainly meant to highlight already publicly available knowledge in an easily accessible and organized manner. All data will be stored on WordPress. 

We will 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.

The legal basis for processing your 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. 

What rights do I have to my data?

In line with GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your 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 have the right to edit any inaccuracies in your personal data. You may have the right to request that your personal data are erased if there is no longer a justification for them to be processed.

Who can I contact about my data?

The data controller for your personal data is Devika Dutt, who can be contacted at database@d-econ.org.

Can I edit my entry? 

Yes, you can edit your entry at any time. Simply log into your profile with the login details in the email sent to you at the  time when you submitted.

Can I delete my data?

You can edit your data at any time. Simply log into your profile with the login details provided at the time when you submitted and make the changes you would like. If you would like the whole profile to be deleted, please e-mail D-Econ at database@d-econ.org and we will delete it for you. 

Can someone else add me?

Yes. If someone adds you an email will be sent to you with a link so that you can edit the entry, if you wish. You will be asked to confirm that you consent to the information being published about you. Following GDPR guidelines, we will only accept information to be added about you by others that is already publicly available.  

Who created this database? 

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

How is the D-Econ Database different from other databases of this type? 

This database is unique in that it is a database of contributions to heterodox economics as well as a database of scholars that are underrepresented in a variety of ways. This is in line with D-Econ’s mission, which recognizes that to diversify and decolonise economics, it is not enough to focus only on underrepresented theories or only on underrepresented identities. Read our mission statement here: https://d-econ.org/mission/.

How can I get in touch with D-Econ?

We’re a small team and may not be able to respond to all queries, but for general enquiries relating to the database, please email database@d-econ.org and we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.