List of known frameworks, toolkits, checklists, and principles



  • Ethics in Tech Toolkit for engineering and design practice by Santa Clara Univ. Markkula Center
    • "Each tool performs a different ethical function, and can be further customized for specific applications. Team/project leaders should reflect carefully on how each tool can best be used in their team or project settings. "
  • An introduction to software engineering ethics -- free course
  • Ethics & Algorithms Toolkit by Data Science SF
    • A risk management framework for governments (and other people too!)
    • Contains link to research paper they wrote with lots of references
  • AI Fairness 360 by IBM
    • Open source with case studies, code, and anti-bias algorithms, tutorials, demo
    • White paper
  • Design Ethically Toolkit by Kat Zhou (IBM)
    • A library of exercises and resources to integrate ethical design into your practice.
  • Algorithmic Accountability Policy Toolkit - AI Now
    • "The following toolkit is intended to provide legal and policy advocates with a basic understanding of government use of algorithms including, a breakdown of key concepts and questions that may come up when engaging with this issue, an overview of existing research, and summaries of algorithmic systems currently used in government. This toolkit also includes resources for advocates interested in or currently engaged in work to uncover where algorithms are being used and to create transparency and accountability mechanisms."
  • World Economic Forum’s AI Board Toolkit (still yet to be released)
    • "This project aims to create a toolkit for corporate boards to identify specific benefits of AI for their companies and concrete ways to design, develop, and deploy it responsibly."


Deon: An ethics checklist for data scientists

  • "deon is a command line tool that allows you to easily add an ethics checklist to your data science projects. We support creating a new, standalone checklist file or appending a checklist to an existing analysis in many common formats."

O’Reilly: Data Ethics Checklist

Ten Simple Rules for Responsible Big Data Research

  • "This is an open access article, free of all copyright, and may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, built upon, or otherwise used by anyone for any lawful purpose. The work is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication."


Oaths, Manifestoes, and Codes of conduct

Policy Papers and Resources