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Indigenous data sovereignty and policy

This book examines how Indigenous peoples around the world are demanding greater data sovereignty, and challenging the ways in which governments have historically used Indigenous data to develop policies and programs.

Waste not, want not: reducing food loss and waste in North America through life cycle-based approaches

This report examines ways in which life cycle thinking and related tools, such as life cycle assessment, can be used to inform effective policymaking, aimed at reducing food loss and waste.
Journal article

Brokering community–campus partnerships: an analytical framework

Academic institutions and community-based organizations have increasingly recognized the value of working together to meet their different objectives and address common societal needs. In an effort to support the development and maintenance of these partnerships, a diversity of brokering initiatives has emerged. We describe these...

Silicon beach building momentum: a study of the Australian startup ecosystem

This report surrounding Silicon Beach represents rare research of Australia’s start-ups to help Australian businesses and governments target their actions to support this vital sector. Imagine a rich seam of minerals under ground. We’ve poked around and we know its there: lots of value just...

The social media report: state of the media 2012

This report looks at the ever growing importance of social media to the world, in all facets of everyday life. Social media and social networking are no longer in their infancy. Since the emergence of the first social media networks some two decades ago, social...

Parents, teens, and online privacy

This report looks at some steps parents are taking to observe, discuss, and check up on their children’s digital footprints. Most parents of teenagers are concerned about what their teenage children do online and how their behavior could be monitored by others. 81% of parents...
Discussion paper

Digital shopping: what you need to consider

The digital revolution has transformed industries like music, books and travel almost entirely because e-commerce solutions delivered shopper needs in ways that traditional channels couldn’t match as this Nielsen white paper displays. Success in the digital shopping environment requires a deep understanding of shopper needs...

Mobile health 2012

Half of smartphone owners use their devices to get health information and one-fifth of smartphone owners have health apps. The results reported here come from a nationwide survey of 3,014 adults living in the United States. Telephone interviews were conducted by landline (1,808) and cell...

An inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press

For the seventh time in less than 70 years, a report has been commissioned by the Government which has dealt with concerns about the press. 1 It was sparked by public revulsion about a single action – the hacking of the mobile phone of a...