This report analyses projects where data has been shared between government departments, and with commercial organisations, identifying recurring barriers, and the steps that were taken to address them. It focuses on citizen trust, which the report argues needs to be addressed if we are to...
This is the final version of the recommendations and guidelines from the RDA COVID-19 Working Group, and has been endorsed through the official RDA process.
These detailed guidelines are supplemented with higher level recommendations aimed at the other stakeholder groups who need to work together with the researchers and data stewards to realise the timely and open sharing of research data as a key component of pandemic preparedness and response.
Doing research differently: archiving and sharing qualitative data in studies of childhood, education and youth
This discussion paper explores directions and dilemmas in the archiving and sharing of qualitative research, taking a specific focus on studies of childhood, education and youth, predominantly from across the social sciences.
The GovLab has developed the Open Data Demand and Assessment Methodology (Beta) to provide open data policymakers and practitioners with an approach for identifying, segmenting, and engaging with demand. This process specifically seeks to empower data champions within public agencies who want to improve their...
This guide helps researchers and data managers choose an appropriate licence for research data via the data rightsholder’s/creators flowchart. It walks them through what to consider when using data not owned or created by the researcher, and how to ensure appropriate licences on data that...
As a national resource, public sector data can benefit all Australians. The Australian government is committed to modernising how public sector data is used. This discussion paper has been released to encourage public feedback on the proposed legislative reforms.
Exposing standardization and consistency issues in repository metadata requirements for data deposition
In this article, the authors examine common and unique metadata requirements and their levels of description, determined by the data deposit forms of 20 repositories in three disciplines—archaeology, quantitative social science, and zoology.
This report provides an overview of the context in which the Wikibase prototype was developed, how the platform was adapted for use by librarians, and eight use cases where pilot participants (co-authors of this report) describe their experience of creating metadata for resources in various...
This paper outlines several features of the data-driven economy that have a significant impact on economic policy frameworks.