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Much of the content in the Atlas of Living Australia, such as occurrence records, environmental data, images and the conservation status of species, comes from data sets provided by collecting institutions, individual collectors and community groups.
The Australian Data Archive (ADA) provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data. ADA disseminates this data for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users.
For search and citation assistance: https://ada.edu.au/accessing-data/
"Most of the data available is free of charge and can be visualised using the in-built mapping tools. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to use the data on this site for research, study or applications that add value to the global community. In addition to open datasets, data.gov.au now includes information about unpublished data and data available for purchase." Contact the Library if the data you wish to access is not free.
"The CSIRO Data Access Portal provides access to research data, software and other digital assets published by CSIRO across a range of disciplines."
DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them. Watch the tutorial and read the FAQs.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a household-based panel study that collects valuable information about economic and personal well-being, labour market dynamics and family life.
"Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more." Search the metadata for your topic and then narrow your results by selecting only data results.
Access free data sources for the following areas: General/Academic, Marketing, Crime, Drugs, Entertainment, Environmental/Weather Data, Financial/Economic Data, Government/World, Health, Human Rights, Labor/Employment Data, Politics, Social, and Travel/Transportation.
"Rdatasets is a collection of 1147 datasets that were originally distributed alongside the statistical software environment R and some of its add-on packages. The goal is to make these data more broadly accessible for teaching and statistical software development."
"Repositories included on this page have been evaluated to ensure that they meet ... requirements for data access, preservation and stability. Please be aware, however, that some repositories on this page may only accept data from those funded by specific sources, or may charge for hosting data."
SEDAC focuses on human interactions in the environment, SEDAC has as its mission to develop and operate applications that support the integration of socioeconomic and earth science data and to serve as the "information Gateway' between earth sciences and social sciences.
Global Health Observatory (GHO)
WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation. Provides critical data and analyses for over 30 health themes ranging from health systems to disease-specific themes, as well as direct access to the full database.
Global Health Estimates (GHE)
The GHE provide a comprehensive and comparable assessment of mortality and loss of health due to diseases, injuries and risk factors. Global, regional and country estimates for all-cause mortality, and deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) by age, sex and cause, are available for download.
WHO Mortality Database
Database of annual death registration data on causes of death by age and sex as reported from civil registration systems of more than 100 Member States.