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Framework created to guide Indigenous data sovereignty

Image: University of Melbourne

Guidelines aim to boost Australian community organisations’ control over use of their data for research

Australia’s Indigenous Data Network has said that it wants to give community organisations the tools to control the way their data are used by researchers.

The IDN is about to publish a framework for use by such organisations, with six main terms and definitions to guide Indigenous data use. James Rose (pictured), a senior research fellow at the IDN, told Research Professional News that the framework was partly based on principles underpinning the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which focuses on the data ownership rights of EU citizens.

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