Partnerships and provider panels

Many government agencies choose to partner with ISSR for our social science expertise and methodological integrity and objectivity. We are currently on nine research provider panels for the Australian Federal Government.

Our repeat research clients include the Australian Federal Police, the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Health, the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and the Queensland Police Service.

Research and evaluation services

We have a proven track record in the successful delivery of research and evaluation services, which include:

  • Leading the team carrying out the national evaluation of the Australian Government’s Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme for the Department of Social Services (DSS)
  • Designing and administering a three-year (2008-2010) longitudinal study of 2,500 respondents to measure social wellbeing and disadvantage in Queensland for the Together Union
  • Developing interactive statistical software for the Australian Federal Police that monitors criminal activity and police performance over time and identifies statistically significant changes
  • Conducting an ongoing study of community resilience, crime, disorder and inter-group violence with repeated surveys of 10,000 respondents living in 298 communities in Queensland and Victoria
  • Evaluating the impact of government programs to reduce homelessness under the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) National Homelessness Partnership and including the Street to Home and Way2Home interventions for rough sleepers
  • Designing and implementing randomised controlled trials to measure the effects of targeted interventions designed to address issues such as truanting and trust in the police
  • Undertaking advanced statistical analysis of national government datasets to show how parental separation affects Indigenous children and families