Databases

Guide

20 Aug 2017

This note introduces readers to some of the current environmental analysis tools available within Building
Information Modelling (BIM) software packages. It highlights some of the fundamentals that underpin BIM
and sustainability and then takes readers through some basic principles...

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Journal article

01 Aug 2017

This article is the third in a series on general practice research in Australia. The series explores strategies to strengthen general practice research and further develop the evidence base for primary care.

Background

Data linkage has been defined as ‘the bringing...

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Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

The Insurance in Superannuation Working Group (ISWG) has released the fourth in a series of discussion papers as a further step towards developing an Insurance Code of Practice for superannuation trustees.

This discussion paper outlines proposals that seek to enhance member insurance...

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Research report

11 Jul 2017

The Department of Justice NSW is seeking to optimise the use of civil court and tribunal data for evidence-based decision-making, specifically data from the civil divisions of the Local, District and Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (...

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Discussion paper

19 Jun 2017

Data Governance Australia is committed to setting industry standards and benchmarks for the responsible and ethical collection, use and management of data in Australia.

We are developing a Code of Practice as part of our on-going effort to set leading industry standards, promote a culture...

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Research report

08 May 2017

Key points

  • Extraordinary growth in data generation and usability has enabled a kaleidoscope of new business models, products and insights. Data frameworks and protections developed prior to sweeping digitisation need reform. This is a global phenomenon and Australia
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Research report

26 Apr 2017

Queensland's criminal justice system prevents, detects, and investigates crimes. It delivers judicial processes, manages prisoners and offenders, and provides rehabilitation services.

The Queensland Police Service and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (through its Queensland...

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Report

26 Apr 2017

A follow-on to the popular Demystifying Born Digital series, this primer for archivists is intended to help digital archivists understand the priorities, techniques and culture of information...

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Article

25 Apr 2017

The European Union (EU) has enacted two key regulations relating to data processing- the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)(link is external) and the Network and Information...

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Journal article

20 Apr 2017

Digitizing large collections of Cultural Heritage (CH) resources and providing tools for their management, analysis and visualization is critical to CH research. A key element in achieving the above goal is to provide user-friendly software offering an abstract interface for interaction with a...

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Annual Report

07 Apr 2017

This is the 2016 annual report for ORCID, which includes information about membership, usage and adoption, engagement activities, integrations, technical updates, financials, and more.

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Commentary

Article

22 Dec 2016

Big data is big news these days. But most organisations just end up hoarding vast reams of data, leaving them with a massive repository of unstructured – or “dark” – data that is of little use to anyone.

Given the potential benefits of big data, it’s crucial that we find better ways to...

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Research report

01 Dec 2016

The JusticeLink dataset is a rich and comprehensive, but currently underutilised, resource that, in our preliminary assessment, adequately represents many aspects of the business of the Local Court. The dataset also has the potential to illustrate how the court is being used by different...

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Blog post

15 Sep 2016

Cybersecurity continues to be a prominent issue in the US election race. An FBI bulletin, uncovered two weeks ago, reveals that the Bureau has been investigating recent hacking attempts on two state election websites. The hackers, suspected to be agents of a foreign state, targeted voter...

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Research report

23 Aug 2016

Avid Life Media Inc. (ALM) is a company that operates a number of adult dating websites. The largest website operated by ALM is Ashley Madison, which is targeted at people seeking a discreet affair. ALM is headquartered in Canada, but its websites have a global reach, with users in over 50...

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Website

21 Jul 2016

The Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) is a large research database containing microdata about people and households in New Zealand. Data is from a range of government agencies, Statistics NZ surveys including the 2013 Census, and non-government organisations. The IDI holds over 166 billion...

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Data portal

12 Jul 2016

The FTA Portal is an Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) initiative. The Portal enables users to explore how goods traders can benefit from Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with China, Japan and South Korea.

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Research report

13 Jun 2016

The digital economy is built on data—massive streams of data being created, collected, combined and shared—for which traditional governance frameworks and risk-mitigation strategies are insufficient. In the digital age, analyzing and acting on insights from data can introduce entirely new...

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Journal article

25 May 2016

Sharing and publishing social science research data have a long history in the UK, through long-standing agreements with government agencies for sharing survey data and the data policy, infrastructure, and data services supported by the Economic and Social Research Council. The UK Data Service...

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Journal article

30 Dec 2015

In a world of wide-scale information sharing, data are described in different formats, i.e. data structures, values and schemas. Querying such sources entails techniques that can bridge the data formats. Some existing techniques deal with schema mapping and view complementary aspects of the...

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