Report

Supporting academic research: understanding the challenges

Researchers and research administrators in higher education are under pressure to adapt to an ever changing landscape of funding opportunities and efforts to make research more accessible. This paper includes the findings from two surveys with researchers and senior members of research offices across the...
Journal article

Overcoming information asymmetry in the construction industry based on open and closed contractor activity data

The purpose of the research is to find measures to reduce information asymmetry which significantly affects the relationship between customer and contractor, leading to higher prices for construction work and enhanced opportunism. The most effective level of interaction is ethical, as it significantly reduces information...
Survey

United Nations e-government survey 2020

As a development tool, the e-government survey examines countries’ strengths, challenges and opportunities, and informs policies and strategies. The 2020 edition found that progress has been made across all regions, even in the least developed countries.
Report

Polis and the political process

This report finds that calls for greater regulation in political campaigns have a far greater consensus of support among the general public than arguments against regulation. The research finds that a large majority (61%) of people think profiling people based on their online data should...
Survey

Ithaka S+R US library survey 2019

The Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2019 examines strategy and leadership issues from the perspective of academic library deans and directors. This project aims to provide academic librarians and higher education leaders with information about chief librarians’ visions and the opportunities and challenges they face in...
Discussion paper

Government access to vehicle-generated data: discussion paper

This discussion paper examines opportunities that governments and the community may derive from enhanced access to vehicle-generated data. The paper considers the costs, benefits, issues and barriers of access. It identifies three problems that need to be addressed to achieve access to and use of...
Report

Catching some air

This resource is the final report for the 'Catching Some Air' project, which aims to produce an informed set of guidelines for the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Article

Digital in APAC 2016

This report into all things digital, social and mobile in Asia-Pacific shows that there has been remarkable growth in the use of connected media and devices over the past 18 months. Here are the headline numbers for digital connectivity in APAC: Internet users in APAC...
Article

​The digital inclusion outcomes framework

The Digital Inclusion Outcomes Framework is a single, flexible template for benchmarking and tracking digital inclusion in the UK, and evaluating digital inclusion activities locally. It aims to evidence the wider economic, health and social benefits of digital inclusion. It was developed by the Government...
Commentary

Twitter is banning political ads – but the real battle for democracy is with Facebook and Google

While Twitter should get credit for its sensible move, the microblogging company is tiny compared to Facebook and Google. So, until the two giants change, Twitter’s political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.