In 2021, the core SOCEY team of Julie McLeod, Kate O’Connor and Nicole Davis joined the CADRE (Coordinated Access for Data, Research and Environments) Project. The CADRE platform is being developed in order to improve Australian researcher access to sensitive data, to fill a gap in national research infrastructure, remove barriers and enhance data access processes.
CADRE project’s the core aims are to operationalise the Five Safes framework and establish a shared and distributed sensitive data access management platform for the social sciences and related disciplines.
The platform is being developed through collaboration and co-investment from multiple partners:
- Australian Data Archive (ADA)
- Australian Access Federation (AAF)
- Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet)
- Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)
- UNSW (eResearch Institutional Cloud Architecture – ERICA)
- Social Data Analytics (SoDA) Lab
- Research Graph Foundation
- Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
- University of Queensland (Institute for Social Science Research – ISSR)
- Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)
The SOCEY Team is contributing to the conceptual development and framework of the CADRE platform, as well as providing feedback on the platform itself through the development phase. In this context, SOCEY has a specific focus on the needs of qualitative data users.