Cutting-edge research facilities

ISSR maintains a world class statistical computing environment with infrastructure for high performance computing for advanced data management and analysis of qualitative and quantitatve data, and tools for geographic information systems (GIS) visualisation, data archiving, spatial modeling, and linked data analysis.

ISSR is also the headquarters for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre), an ambitious collaboration of 21 organisations that use research on big social data, including new data sources such as government administrative records, to inform policies and practices to address social and economic disadvantage. The Life Course Centre is a significant collaborative research endeavour with $28m in funding over seven years (2014-2021) with nodes at the University of Melbourne, the University of Western Australia, and the University of Sydney.

 

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