Data for social good: non-profit sector data projects
This open access book provides practical guidance for non-profits and community sector organisations about how to get started with data analytics projects using their own organisations’ datasets and open public data.
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 value of data in digital-based business models: measurement and economic policy implications
A defining aspect of the digital age is data and its business use. This paper puts data and data investments in a framework amenable to measurement and policy analysis aimed at sharpening our understanding of modern economies.
What is the value of data? A review of empirical methods
The widespread availability of data and analytics has extended into the public sector and policy-making. This policy brief summarises the various methods being used in practice to value datasets and how they compare.
Optimizing analytics for policymaking and governance
This review draws on a survey of professionals working in and with federal agencies to develop a more comprehensive understanding of how the government uses analytics, the outcomes of these efforts, and the challenges agencies face in their work to further develop analytical capabilities.
National sports injury data strategy: draft consultation report
Australia does not currently have a national sport injury data collection that includes community sport. This draft consultation report sets out a strategy to improve national sports injury data through the development of a National Sports Injury Data Asset (NSIDA).
Completeness of open access FluNet influenza surveillance data for Pan-America in 2005–2019
The proposed metric outlined in this article could navigate experts in assessing open access data quality and quantity for conducting credible statistical analyses, estimating disease trends, and developing outbreak forecasting systems.
Social housing exit points, outcomes and future pathways: an administrative data analysis
This research provides a new national evidence-base on pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies to assist understanding of entry and exit patterns, and housing and non-housing outcomes.
Community responses to family violence
For public policies to achieve social change, they must increase awareness, community engagement and uptake of information about the target social issue. This project aimed to assess the extent to which changes in public awareness and engagement could be detected in response to Victorian Family...
Indigenous data sovereignty: retooling Indigenous resurgence for development
This paper focuses on the historical contexts, including the triggers and the processes, behind the growing relevance of Indigenous data sovereignty as a critical tool to advance the Indigenous vision of self-determined development as part of the logic of broader self-determination.
Learner facing analytics: analysis of student perspectives
The research detailed in this report explores student understandings and concerns in relation to the collection and use of learning analytics.
Data analytics and algorithmic bias in policing
This paper summarises the use of analytics and algorithms for policing within England and Wales, and explores different types of bias that can arise during the product lifecycle. The findings are based on in-depth consultation with police forces, civil society organisations, academics and legal experts.
Standards for the digital economy: creating an architecture for data collection, access and analytics
This policy brief outlines the key recommendations from Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables and other think tanks pertaining to digitization and data interoperability standards.
Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for?
This briefing presents an analysis of a national linked dataset identifying permanent care home residents aged 65 and older and their hospital use in the year 2016/17. The second part of the briefing synthesises learning from four evaluations of the impact of initiatives to improve...
Tackling fraud in government with data analytics
Over the last few years, the UK Government has been exploring how data can improve counter fraud in government, working in collaboration with the private sector and academia. This paper summarises the key challenges the government faces when employing data analysis and data sharing to...
The data-driven economy: implications for Canada’s economic strategy
This paper outlines several features of the data-driven economy that have a significant impact on economic policy frameworks.
A vision for Medical Affairs in 2025
Medical Affairs—a third strategic pillar for the pharmaceutical enterprise
Confronting the risks of artificial intelligence
With great power comes great responsibility. Organizations can mitigate the risks of applying artificial intelligence and advanced analytics by embracing three principles.
State of the data and digital nation
This report provides an overview of the main data and digital transformation initiatives being implemented in Australia by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. It features case studies of successful projects in areas including health, human services, community engagement, ID services, biodiversity and more.
SPARC landscape analysis
This report was commissioned in response to the growing trend of commercial acquisition of critical infrastructure in academic institutions. It is intended to provide a comprehensive look at the current players in this arena, their strategies and potential actions, and the implications of these on...
Innovation mapping now
Nesta’s innovation mapping team seeks to transform innovation policy with new data sources, analytics and ways to present information. This report presents the problem they want to solve, the methods they use and how they work.
Australian and New Zealand standard research classification review 2019: discussion paper
The purpose of this paper is to prompt and frame discussion during the first consultation period of the review, which will run from 25 February to 7 June 2019. During the first consultation period, the review will gather stakeholder feedback on the current classification including...
Storm clouds and silver linings: what’s the outlook for New Zealand CEOs?
This report highlights a trend of pessimism regarding economic growth, as New Zealand CEOs feel increasingly uncertain about the economic future. The survey also gauged CEO's attitudes towards AI as well as data and analytics.
Estimating the national carbon abatement potential of city policies: A data-driven approach
Cities are increasingly taking actions such as building code enforcement, urban planning, and public transit expansion to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in their communities and municipal operations. However, many cities lack the quantitative information needed to estimate policy impacts and prioritize city actions in...
Bibliometric analysis of New Zealand research performance: measurement and classification issues
Bibliometric databases on publications and their citations offer the possibility to quantify the scale and impact of this key output of scientific research. But there are many decisions to be made about how to construct these bibliometric measures, and no global consensus on how best...