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Date: Thursday 9 July 2020
Venue: Webinar

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Presented by the Social Innovation Research Institute 

A community Data CO-OP is a form of collaboration in which participants pool data and data capabilities. It provides insights into social challenges, helping identify better outcome measures to support vulnerable communities.

Swinburne University of Technology has formed a Data CO-OP with Australian National University, Griffith University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Tasmania, Research Data Australia, ADA, APO, AURIN, Trove, and partners with international experts such as The GovLab at New York University.

To mark the launch of the Swinburne Community Data CO-OP Platform, we invite you to attend our webinars on data collaboratives.

See data collaboratives in action through an examination of two community focussed projects.

Dr Tom Verhelst, Program Director, Regional Innovation Data Lab Griffith University, will discuss his work on the Logan CO-OP: a collaboration between Griffith University and Logan Together. The CO-OP uses visualised data from multiple sources to understand the community & social service landscape in Logan. Tom will explain how this has helped Logan Together and the Logan Community to advocate for changes and inform decision making.

The Queensland Food Environment Data CO-OP draws together data from food environment audits conducted by Griffith University with publicly available datasets providing a picture on, e.g. non-communicable disease rates and ability to access outlets that support healthy eating. Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele, Founding Director, Social Marketing @ Griffith, Griffith University, will discuss her work on this project.