Collection, use and disclosure of information

Your personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and CSIRO will handle your information in accordance with this Act and the National Health & Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007, updated 2018).

Your personal information, including your email address (should you wish to disclose) and your deidentified answers to the survey, is being collected for the purposes of improving the Collaboration Readiness Index and associated scientific research.

CSIRO may disclose your deidentified survey responses to third parties including university collaborators for the purposes outlined above.

Aggregated deidentified survey results may be published/presented in scientific journals, research publications, press releases, online articles and conference presentations.

The CSIRO Privacy Policy available at outlines how your personal information will be handled, including details about how you can seek access or correction of the personal information we hold about you, how you can lodge a complaint about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and how CSIRO will deal with the complaint. If you require further information on how your personal information will be handled, please contact .


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