Office of the Chief Scientist (Australia)

Owning Institution:
Briefing paper

Changes in public sentiment in relation to data privacy during COVID-19

This rapid research brief analyses whether COVID-19 had an impact on public sentiment in relation to privacy and the widespread use of data and technology by government in responding to the public health crisis, be it through tracing, compliance or enforcement.
Briefing paper

Morbidity, mortality, and sex-specific impacts of COVID-19

This rapid research brief analyses the factors that influence the risk of infection, the risk of severe disease requiring hospitalisation or intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and the risk of death.

Australia's STEM workforce: science, technology, engineering and mathematics

This report presents a comprehensive analysis of people with STEM qualifications and how STEM qualifications are used in the Australian workforce.
Briefing paper

Viability of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces

This rapid research brief responds to the question: how long does the SARS-CoV-2 virus remain viable on different surfaces, particularly clothes, cardboard, plastic, stainless steel, and copper?
Briefing paper

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the STEM workforce

This rapid research information brief synthesises the evidence on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on women in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) workforce.