Education department backs outsourced research data

Joseph Brookes
Senior Reporter

The Education department is outsourcing the collection of research commercialisation data, relying on industry and research groups to provide the information that informs multi-billion dollar government programs.

The outsourcing, which now includes the departments first funding of the external work, comes despite warnings from universities about the “precarious governance model” of one of the suppliers and declining data quality from the outsourced work.

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