The HDX team manually reviews every dataset uploaded to the platform as part of a standard quality assurance (QA) process. This process exists to ensure compliance with the HDX Terms of Service, which prohibit the sharing of personal data. It also serves as a means to check different quality criteria, including the completeness of metadata, the relevance of the data to humanitarian action, and the integrity of the data file(s).

If an issue is found, the resource(s) requiring additional review will be temporarily unavailable for download and marked as ‘under review’ in the dataset page on the public HDX interface.