INTRODUCTION

 
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The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is conducting a study to establish a baseline measure of researcher access to public sector data. The results will be used to identify more precisely those areas that need further improvement.

For the purposes of this survey, we define Public Sector Data as data that is collected, created or held by a Commonwealth, Local, State or Territory Government, or on its behalf. For example, public sector data may include data produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), State or Territory transport authorities or local government waste collection services.

By researcher, we mean a researcher or manager of researchers active in the last two years. We are particularly interested in Australian researchers regardless of their location (here or overseas), but would also be interested in non-Australian researchers (in Australia or overseas) who have sought access to Australian public sector data in the last two years.

The ARDC study is particularly interested in measuring access to public sector data that is not ‘Open’; that is, data that for whatever reason, is not openly accessible, usable, editable and shareable by anyone for any purpose.

This survey is conducted in accordance with the Australian Market & Social Research Society’s Code of Conduct.

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