|What is statistical data integration?|
Statistical data integration involves combining information from different administrative and/or survey sources to provide new datasets for statistical and research purposes.
A safe and effective environment for statistical data integration involving Commonwealth data
In 2010, the Secretaries Board (i.e. heads of all Commonwealth government agencies and the Australian Public Service Commission) endorsed a set of principles to govern integration of Commonwealth data for statistical and research purposes, as well as a set of governance and institutional arrangements to support these principles.
An important part of the governance and institutional arrangements is being able to hold one agency accountable for the safe implementation of a data integration project. To make this happen, an Integrating Authority must be appointed for every data integration project involving Commonwealth data. For data integration proposals that involve Commonwealth data and are considered 'high risk', an accredited Integrating Authority must be used.
The interim arrangements for accreditation will be tested on Commonwealth government agencies first. Once this testing phase is finalised, the Oversight Board will be in a position to consider finalising the arrangements and extending the arrangements beyond Commonwealth government. The due date for implementation of the final arrangements has been extended from October 2012 to October 2013.
From October 2013
Data integration projects expected to continue beyond October 2013, including those already underway, will need to become aligned with the principles and the governance and institutional arrangements by October 2013. Projects expected to be completed by October 2013 will not be subject to the new arrangements.
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|The Cross Portfolio Data Integration Secretariat can provide information and guidance on the governance and institutional arrangements|
|Phone: (02) 6252 7198, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|