The AIHW’s data governance framework provides details of our strong data governance arrangements, including:
Our data governance arrangements apply to all data we hold, including those:
The AIHW has embedded the five safes framework into our approach in making decisions about sharing and releasing data.
Use of the data is legal, ethical and the project is expected to deliver public benefit.
Users have the knowledge, skills and incentives to act in accordance with required standards of behaviour.
Data have been treated appropriately to minimise the potential for identification of individuals or organisations. For example, replacing date of birth with age group, substituting street address with postcode.
There are practical controls on the way the data is accessed—both from a technology perspective and considering the physical environment.
A final check of the statistical findings, before they are released, to minimise risk of identifying individuals or organisations. Methods used at this stage include suppressing small numbers and aggregating results.
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