The Open Ethics Canvas is a free tool for developers, product owners, and ethics professionals. Use it as a conversation starter in the process of building transparent and explainable technology products.


What is the official page for The Open Ethics Canvas? is the official page.

How to contribute?

You can contribute to the version 2.0 by submitting your comments here and by making pull requests to this repository.

Can I make changes and reuse the Canvas?

Yes, please don't forget to attribute your modification.


The Open Ethics Canvas v1.0 © 2021 by Nikita Lukianets, Alice Pavaloiu, Vlad Nekrutenko is licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International.

You can also download the latest printable version of The Open Ethics Canvas.

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Canvas Areas and Questions

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The Open Ethics Canvas DB v1.0