Linking scholarly articles to SDGs: an automated approach
Shana Chong, Marc Arul Weissmann, Markson Wee Chien Chin, Weng Marc Lim, Tania Sabatino
This paper proposes methodological approaches to automatically categorise journal articles into one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The authors collaborate with Swinburne University of Technology researchers to collect a set of sustainable development articles with topics covering all SDGs.
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.
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...
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.
How big data can be a force for good
Over the last decade, Stats NZ has developed a powerful tool for policy-makers and researchers alike. Known as the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), it draws upon data from across the government and contains de-identified information for people living in New Zealand. In this paper, the...
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...
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.
Using individual income tax data in automatic voter registration systems: a state-by-state analysis
This report assesses the effectiveness of using United States income tax data for the purpose of automatic voter registration or re-registration, focusing on the level of match between each state’s standard individual income tax form and its voter registration requirements.
Next steps: pan-Canadian health data strategy
This report highlights key outcomes and discussion threads from a roundtable of experts who discussed next steps to build a pan-Canadian health data strategy.
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.
Reporting on the health of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in Australia: an exploratory paper
This report explores the use of linked data to report on the health of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations, including its benefits, challenges and limitations. It investigates each of the available CALD variables individually, using three health outcomes to explore differences between CALD groups...
The OECD Going digital measurement roadmap
Measuring digital transformation is a key component of designing and implementing evidence-based policies today. This strategy document includes ten actions that, if prioritised and implemented, would substantially advance the capacity of countries to monitor digital transformation and its impacts.
Collaborative networks: the next frontier in data driven management
This report aims to provide guidance on how governments can work with each other and with partners to address complex, boundary-spanning problems such as poverty, homelessness, hunger and climate change, by bringing together organisations to address complex client needs that could not be served by...
A future built on data: data strategies, competitive advantage and trust
In the twenty-first century, data became the subject of national strategy. This paper examines these visions and strategies to better understand what policy-makers hope to achieve.
Better data for the delivery of grant funded social services
This paper aims to provide an overview of what is currently known about the extent of use of grants programs by the Australian government to fund the delivery of social services, challenges and opportunities for service delivery, and outcome measurement and performance management.
The future of assistance to law enforcement in an end-to-end encrypted world
The Australian government has committed to the reform of Australia’s electronic surveillance legislative framework. This paper aims to contribute to the debate by examining how firms that provide digital communications services can provide assistance to law enforcement, even as strong encryption is increasingly common.
Advancing digital agency: the power of data intermediaries
With the integration of screenless technology into everyday life, the data ecosystem is growing increasingly complicated. This report explores the potential to outsource human decision points to an agent acting on an individual’s behalf, in the form of a data intermediary.
Australian data strategy
Australia’s first data strategy sets the federal government's vision to become a modern, data-driven society by 2030. It outlines the national approach to data as a key driver of the future economy. The strategy seeks to maximise data’s value, protect it to build trust and...
Data strategy 2021-24
This strategy aims aims to provide the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications with better access to timely, high quality data, making for better decisions and helping realise their vision of connecting Australians, enriching communities and empowering regions.
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.
Advancing data-intensive research in Australia
This report identifies opportunities to advance data-intensive research in Australia by aligning research policy, research infrastructure, skills and education, and recognising data science as a distinct scientific discipline.
Leading Australia to data-driven research impact
This publication showcases the breadth and depth of the services and collaborations that the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) provides the research community in Australia.
Best practice data visualisation: guidelines and case study
This report outlines a series of best practice guidelines that have been devised to enhance the visualisation output and the efficiency of the design process for the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. These guidelines have been informed by a literature review on best practice...
Cyber information sharing: building collective security
Over the past 10 years, significant strides have been made in facilitating better cyber information cooperation and sharing, including the emergence of a number of different operating models. This report examines barriers to the progress of greater information that will support the security and resilience...