Sourcing Research Data

ResearchDirect is the University's Institutional Research Repository. It includes data that represents the inputs and outputs of research processes, or a reference to where this data is archived.

Data descriptions included in ResearchDirect are also made discoverable via Research Data Australia, an open portal which aggregates research data from over one hundred Australian research organisations, government agencies, and cultural institutions.

Further options for sourcing research data are available in the Western Sydney University Library guide to Research Data Management.

Licensed Datasets

Western Sydney University has signed agreements with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) that entitle our researchers to apply free of charge access to the following confidential datasets:

For further assistance, staff may access the Support for research data management planning enquiry form in the WesternNow Staff Portal. If you are a Higher Degree Research (HDR) student, please use the enquiry form in the WesternNow Student Portal.