Data sharing during coronavirus: lessons for government
This report synthesises the lessons from six case studies and other research on government data sharing during the pandemic. It finds that current legislation, such as the Digital Economy Act and UK General Data Protection Regulation, does not constitute a barrier to data sharing.
Secrecy, sovereignty and sharing: how data and emerging technologies are transforming intelligence
This policy brief draws on empirical research conducted at Deakin University, which involved interviews with almost 50 participants inside all the Australian National Intelligence Community agencies. It focuses on the unique impacts of big data and emerging technologies on intelligence and excluded discussion of broader...
General Practice Data for Planning and Research: summary of a private roundtable
This paper summarises a roundtable discussion held in the UK in the summer of 2022 about General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR), a data- sharing initiative that the NHS launched in 2021.
Navigating the crisis: how governments used intelligence for decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic
This report examines how governments — and the societies around them — mobilised intelligence to handle the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects. It also makes recommendations as to how they could improve their ability to organise intelligence for future challenges of all kinds, from pandemics...
Mixed bunch: the use and utility of administrative data in dispute and complaint resolution bodies in Victoria
Dispute and complaint resolution bodies are a vital part of the Victorian justice system, providing access to civil justice for thousands of Victorians. While they have a vibrant political and policy history, their establishment and functions have been organic and piecemeal. This report is an...
A Data Capability Framework for the not-for-profit sector
As community services rapidly digitise, they are generating more data than ever before. This research shows that data capability involves fostering effective and responsible data practices across three integrated dimensions - data access and infrastructure, data skills and data governance.
The #Data4COVID19 Review: assessing the use of non-traditional data during a pandemic crisis
The GovLab, with the support of the Knight Foundation, recently sought to evaluate how non-traditional data was used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The research identifies lessons and recommendations that can be applied to future data-driven crisis management.
Data trust and data privacy: a brake on the data and digital dividend?
Data is increasingly available at scale and many of the fastest growing companies are built on data and data analytics. This paper reports data on Australian’s attitudes to data trust and data privacy and how these have changed since October 2018 using data from the...
The state of open data 2022
Based on a global survey, this report is now in its seventh year. It provides insights into researchers’ attitudes towards and experiences of open data. With more than 5,400 respondents, the 2022 survey is the largest since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
'No data about us without us': community responses to the idea of a National Disability Data Asset
Data is increasingly used to direct services, secure funding and influence policy. However, for the disability community in Australia, access to high quality data is significantly lacking. This report captures the perspectives of 40 members of the disability community to the idea of a National...
Elicitation of data discovery contexts: an interview study
With the expansion of the open data movement in recent years, the issues of data discovery and data reuse have received more attention from various stakeholders. This project report focuses on characterising the contexts of data discovery, both within and across disciplines, to inform the...
Statutory review of the Consumer Data Right: report
This review finds that the Consumer Data Right's (CDR's) statutory framework has so far been broadly effective in supporting the CDR's rollout, is sufficiently flexible and robust to accommodate further changes to achieve policy objectives, and has scope to further explore its limits as the...
Digital futures in mind: reflecting on technological experiments in mental health and crisis support
Leah Harris, James Horton, Simon Katterl, Keris Myrick, Kelechi Ubozoh, Alberto Vasquez
The authors of this report argue that urgent public attention is needed to make sense of the expanding use of algorithmic and data-driven technologies in the mental health context.
Using real-time indicators for economic decision-making in government
This paper reviews the elements that contributed to successes in using real-time data during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the challenges faced during this period, with a view to distilling some lessons for future use in government.
City of Greater Bendigo data co-op: a place-based data collaboration focused on community resilience
This project report outlines the feasibility and potential benefits of organisations collaborating with data around the topic of community resilience for the City of Greater Bendigo.
Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: baseline indicator data for Australians aged 18-64 years
Highlighting gaps and limitations in national data related to people with disability, this report presents the first national data using the Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Decentralising data governance: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) as data trusts
This paper explores the idea that Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are a new type of data trust for decentralised governance of data.
Australia’s data-enabled research future: synthesis report
In 2021, the ARDC partnered with Australia’s five Learned Academies and ACOLA to engage Australia’s greatest minds, the Fellows of the Academies, to develop insights into ensuring all of Australia’s research sector can undertake excellent data-enabled research. This document identifies the key findings from across...
Australia’s data-enabled research future: humanities
This report provides an overview of the current landscape for humanities data-enabled research and identifies strategic needs and requirements, gaps in infrastructure, and potential opportunities for leadership, advocacy, and planning.
Australia’s data-enabled research future: the social sciences
The aim of this project was to identify recent developments, opportunities, and priority gaps in Australia’s social science research data ecosystem.
Australia’s data-enabled research future: health and medical sciences
This report argues that in order to capitalise on the opportunities to improve health and make use of the ever-increasing volume of health data, Australia must develop an environment that enables the safe and secure use of patient data for legitimate research purposes – balanced...
Australia’s data-enabled research future: science
This report presents key strategic data-related needs and challenges for science research captured by the Australian Academy of Science through consultations with researchers and other experts across a range of science disciplines.
Australia’s data-enabled research future: technology and engineering
This project is the result of a partnership between the ARDC, Australia’s five Learned Academies and ACOLA, to ensure Australia can undertake excellent data-enabled research across all fields of research.
Identifying and filling racism data gaps in Victoria: a stocktake review
Victoria has increasingly recognised and condemned racism, seeking to create strategies to reduce racism and ensure justice, wellbeing and equality through anti-racism initiatives. This report discusses a stocktake review of racism data, which organises the body of existing data, identifies gaps in data collection, analysis...
Getting ahead of the game: athlete data in professional sport
This discussion paper aims to ignite a conversation about the current reality that Australian professional sports are collecting extraordinary amounts of personal information about athletes. Concerningly, this data—which is continuous, personal, sensitive, and can be intimately revealing—amounts to excessively more information than has been shown...