The Indigenous Knowledge Exchange makes research findings more accessible, more contestable and more useable, especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Indigenous Knowledge Exchange provides access to data and information at a local level and provide an evidence base for policy makers to design more effective programs and policies.
The Indigenous Research Exchange is managed by AIATSIS. The Knowledge Exchange platform is a milestone product from the AIATSIS Indigenous Research Exchange agreement with NIAA.
The aim of the Indigenous Knowledge Exchange is to:
- Showcase and support Indigenous knowledge translation.
- Be a powerful resource for Indigenous leadership and community-led decision making.
- Support nation-building through specific nation-based data.
- Support data sovereignty and self-determination.
- Change the narrative on Indigenous data collection, use and ownership.
- Provide links and networks to other data sources and knowledge repositories, including the wide range of information available within AIATSIS.
- The platform will also hold research outcomes from the research grants program.
The platform is led by Indigenous expertise and underpinned by core principles of Indigenous Data Governance (IDG), Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS) and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). Data management protocols are under development and will ensure data will only be shared and made accessible where permission has been granted by the respective copyright and ICIP holders. More information on these protocols, and broader security and safety strategies will be provided as they are finalised.