A process map for data integration projects

The process map provides an overview of key steps to follow when undertaking a data integration project involving Commonwealth data. Details are available in the Project application and approval section. Once the project has been approved, all steps in the project delivery and project completion stages should be conducted in accordance with the signed project agreements

  1. In some circumstances an integrating authority or an authorised representative of the data custodian  may assist with the preparation of the project proposal. However, the final decision on which integrating authority to appoint for the project will remain subject to the outcome of the risk assessment and the agreement of all data custodians.
  2. In some circumstances, an integrating authority or an authorised representative of the data custodian may assist data custodians with some aspects of this work, including the risk assessment. However, the final decision on which integrating authority to appoint for the project will remain subject to the outcome of the risk assessment and the agreement of all data custodians.
  3. This step may be outsourced by the integrating authority (as stated in the project agreements)
  4. Access to potentially identifiable integrated data for statistical and research purposes, outside secure and trusted institutional environments should only occur where: legislation allows; it is necessary to achieve the approved purposes; and meets agreements with source data agencies.

For more information about the Commonwealth arrangements for statistical data integration see: