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  • In a world awash with data, is the census still relevant? Find out why it is.

    7 days ago

    The Australian Census came under intense scrutiny in the wake of #censusfail. Parliament conducted a review, the Senate an inquiry, and some in the media questioned the entire point.

    But cost and privacy concerns aside, population is one of the three pillars of the economy.

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    The Australian Census came under intense scrutiny in the wake of #censusfail. Parliament conducted a review, the Senate an inquiry, and some in the media questioned the entire point.

    But cost and privacy concerns aside, population is one of the three pillars of the economy.

    Read more



  • Long-term gain: the promise of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    8 days ago

    It is massive in scope, logistically challenging and runs until 2033, but the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging is already providing insights into the process of aging, says its lead investigator.

    “More people are living longer worldwide, yet we have very little data that allows us to advance the science of aging or to inform policies and programs at the federal, provincial and municipal level,” said Parminder Raina, a geriatric epidemiologist and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Geroscience at McMaster University.

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    It is massive in scope, logistically challenging and runs until 2033, but the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging is already providing insights into the process of aging, says its lead investigator.

    “More people are living longer worldwide, yet we have very little data that allows us to advance the science of aging or to inform policies and programs at the federal, provincial and municipal level,” said Parminder Raina, a geriatric epidemiologist and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Geroscience at McMaster University.

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  • Prime Minister and Cabinet's consultation process on unlocking Australia's high-value data

    2 months ago

    Click here to participate in the Prime Minister and Cabinet's consultation process on unlocking high-value data in Australia

    Click here to participate in the Prime Minister and Cabinet's consultation process on unlocking high-value data in Australia

  • Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (the Review)

    by janelle, 3 months ago

    During the 2015-16 Budget cycle, the National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) commissioned a Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (the Review), with the key objective of informing the Australian Government’s future investment in both administrative and survey-based longitudinal data.

    The NCLD engaged the Nous Group Pty Ltd, who has worked in conjunction with the NCLD to develop the Review report, which was completed on 31 August 2016.

    A whole-of-Government Steering Committee of Commonwealth SES officers and academics provided guidance during the December 2015 to August 2016 Review period. The Committee ensured an approach consistent with the Government’s national policy... Continue reading

    During the 2015-16 Budget cycle, the National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) commissioned a Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (the Review), with the key objective of informing the Australian Government’s future investment in both administrative and survey-based longitudinal data.

    The NCLD engaged the Nous Group Pty Ltd, who has worked in conjunction with the NCLD to develop the Review report, which was completed on 31 August 2016.

    A whole-of-Government Steering Committee of Commonwealth SES officers and academics provided guidance during the December 2015 to August 2016 Review period. The Committee ensured an approach consistent with the Government’s national policy priorities, and also considered other Commonwealth review recommendations such as the report by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Public Sector Data Management, and the Department of Social Services’ A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes Report (McClure report 25 February 2015).

    The following Review recommendation will be subject to decisions of Government: existing core national longitudinal assets be preserved and funded; the longitudinal data system be strengthened and a federated governance system adopted; and further investment be made in the harmonisation, coverage and impact of longitudinal data.

    You can play a role in shaping the future of Australia’s longitudinal data system by getting involved; join the conversation by visiting the interactive exhibition at the Longitudinal Data Conference, and participate in discussion forums within The Source.