Blog post

Beware the well-intentioned advice of unusually successful academics

There is a wealth of advice and ‘how to’ guides available to academics on the subject of how research can have an impact on policy and practice. In this post, Kathryn Oliver and Paul Cairney assess the value of this literature.
Briefing paper

Secure shouldn’t mean secret: a call for public policy schools to share, support, and teach data stewardship

This white paper outlines the essential components of any secure facility, the pros and cons of four types of secure microdata facilities used for public policy research, the benefits of sharing tools and resources, and the importance of training. It concludes with a call on...

Research 4.0: interim report

This draft paper describes the progress of artificial intelligence (AI) through history and how it has led researchers to develop a range of techniques, including natural language programming and computer vision. It also examines these techniques and their practical application across different scientific fields, and...
Discussion paper

The well-meaning economist

Most economic research seeks to reveal truths about economic relationships. This paper is different because it reflects on how those truths are revealed, focusing on a research strategy that is common in the data analysis stage. The paper introduces alternative strategies and shows that they...

Kimberley Land Council intellectual property intellectual property and traditional knowledge policy

The Kimberley Land Council intellectual property and traditional knowledge policy is designed to set standards for how research is conducted.
Draft report

2019 Revision of the AIATSIS guidelines for ethical research in Australian Indigenous studies: consultation draft

The Code for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research consultation draft was launched on 1 July 2019. The code is the result of a comprehensive review of GERAIS to mark its 20th anniversary. This consultation draft has been released for public feedback...

Key issues for the 46th Parliament: briefing book

The Parliamentary Library Briefing Book provides short analyses of issues that may be considered over the course of this Parliament. Each article gives a high-level perspective of significant public policy issues, covering background, context and legislative history, as well as some of the policy and...

Wellbeing and mental health: an analysis based on the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework

New sub-national New Zealand population measures have been developed by The Treasury using integrated administrative data. This paper describes their development, compares them against existing sources of official population data, describes some high level findings, and presents three case studies describing population change in specific...

Australian code for the responsible conduct of research

This code articulates the broad principles that characterise an honest, ethical and conscientious research culture. It establishes a framework for responsible research conduct that provides a foundation for high-quality research, credibility and community trust in the research endeavour. It outlines the expectations for the conduct...

NHMRC’s research quality strategy

The aim of the Research Quality Strategy for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is to ensure the highest quality and value of NHMRC-funded research through the provision of guidance and support for good research practices throughout the research cycle.