The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) is pleased to announce that it is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from Monash researchers to undertake new research within the third dimension of the 3D data program.

The 3D program comprises of three 'dimensions' of data-related activity and represents a substantial extension of current activity under ISCRR's Compensation Research Database (CRD). 

  •  The first dimension – Data Management - is the expansion of the existing CRD activities including responsive analysis and growing data sources for research use.
  • The second dimension – Data Linkage - will involve linking and comparing compensation data to external sources of information of relevance to the compensation system, which will provide the schemes with multiple comparative and best practice outcomes both internally and via comparison to other jurisdictions.
  • The third dimension – Data Analytics - is designed to use innovative methods for mining and analysing data to deliver new insights, with a strong focus on risk prediction, and emerging economic, social and demographic issues of concern to the schemes.

The aim of the 3D Program is to provide high-quality evidence to inform policy development, decision making and delivery through enhanced data research.

ISCRR CEO Professor Alex Collie said, "Building evidence through analysing data is crucial to improving the services provided by our partners."

He continued: 'We hope this EOI will encourage Monash researchers to consider, through data analytics, the research needs of these organisations and if successful they will be contributing to the development of their policy and practice to influence occupational health and safety and injury compensation in Victoria."

Need an infograph to get the picture? Here is one we made earlier - take a look and see a visual representation of our new enhanced data program.

As part of the 3D Program, ISCRR recently called for expressions of interests from Monash University researchers. ISCRR will provide support of up to $250,000 to small to medium multi-disciplinary projects that address the listed topic areas using data from the Compensation Research Database (CRD) and deliver impact to WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission within the next 1-3 years. 

Expressions of Interest for new research within the 3D Data Program are now closed. Successful applicants will be formally announced mid-year.