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This guide outlines best practice for the publication and sharing of sensitive research data in the Australian context. The guide follows the sequence of steps that are necessary for publishing and sharing sensitive data, as outlined in the Publishing and sharing sensitive data flowchart. References for further reading are provided for those that are interested.

This guide is intended to support institutional policies on data management and publication. Most researchers operate within the policies of their institution and/or funding arrangements and must, therefore, ensure their decisions about data publication align with these policies.

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