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Resources and infrastructure

Published 18th March, 2020

Through NSW Government agencies, the research sector can access datasets, resources and facilities.

NSW Government agencies hold a wide range of datasets which are used for policy and planning purposes. Several agencies also curate libraries of publications and reports relevant to research and development.

Through the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer, the NSW Government also supports national critical research infrastructure facilities.

The Common Planning Assumptions are agreed information assets (data sets, models and analytical tools) for use by the NSW Government and others, to prepare proposals, business plans and strategies that rely on projections.

Various NSW Government agencies are custodians of information assets and responsible for their development and maintenance. The data sets include population growth, economic growth, housing supply, metropolitan transport demand and freight demand. There are also guidelines for employment projections, and future temperature and climate events.

The Common Planning Assumptions are used in the development of new policies, strategies or business cases.

Human Services Data Set

The Open Data Portal provides openly accessible Australian Government data.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) research outputs and library resources

The TfNSW Research Database contains the outputs of research undertaken in response to the problem statements that have been developed or received by TfNSW. 

Behavioural Insights Unit publications

The Behavioural Insights Unit (BIU) works across the NSW Government helping to improve the effectiveness of public services and policy by applying what we know about the way people think and act.

Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE)

The CESE is the central point of education evidence within the NSW Department of Education. It is also Australia's first dedicated hub of education data and evaluation.

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

The NCRIS is a national network of world-class research infrastructure projects that support high-quality research that will drive greater innovation in the Australian research sector and the economy more broadly. More information on the strategy can be found on the Australian Government website.

The NSW Government supports NCRIS facilities in NSW through the Office of Chief Scientist and Engineer's Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP).

Published 18th March, 2020
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