SRE 2011 FAQS: Use of survey data
This survey is being undertaken as part of the Sustainable Research Excellence (SRE) initiative. Aggregated data will be used in conjunction with financial return information supplied by your institution to calculate the indirect costs associated with ACG research.
The data you provide can not be used by your institution to evaluate individual performance.
Your personal identifiers will be retained temporarily by the area administering the survey at your institution. This is to allow quality assurance of survey responses to be undertaken.
Data will be collected and maintained in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Your personal information is only used for the purposes of managing the data collection. Your institution is not allowed to use the information gathered in the survey to link responses back to individual staff members.
Stringent mechanisms will be in place to ensure that your privacy is respected. Access to access to individual data at your institution will be limited to those administering the survey.
Your survey return will be de-identified before it is submitted to the department following the end of the survey period.
The de-identified data may be used for internal management purposes, such as resource and strategic planning, at the School, Department and/or Facility level but not in such a manner that individual staff members could be identified.
Only de-identified data will be published by the department. The data will only be published in an aggregated form that will not allow the identification of individuals.