Data analytics



Working paper

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.
Policy report

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.
Report

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.
Draft report

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).
Report

Predicting early dementia using Medicare claims

This feasibility study aimed to identify whether early dementia could be predicted from primary and secondary care service utilisation, as recorded in Medicare claims data, in the absence of diagnosis information.
Journal article

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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.
Briefing paper

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.
Briefing paper

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.
Briefing paper

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...
Discussion paper

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...
Briefing paper

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.
Report

A vision for Medical Affairs in 2025

Medical Affairs—a third strategic pillar for the pharmaceutical enterprise
Article

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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.