Welcome to IRISS – the Integrated Research Infrastructure for Social Science in Australia.

IRISS is where social science research meets innovation and integration!

At IRISS, we are dedicated to transforming Australia’s social science research infrastructure by enhancing integration, coordination, and accessibility. We aim to empower researchers like you with the tools and services needed to unlock the potential of quantitative and qualitative social science data sources. 

Join us on this exciting journey as we reshape the future of social science research in Australia. 

Tools & Services

At the core of IRISS is a set of services to support better integration and reuse of data. Our tools include: GeoSocial for spatial data, CARAT for data management and privacy, and more.

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Best Practices

Alongside tools and services, the use of standards and best practices in social science research and data management can help to streamline and transform your data analysis journey.

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We follow the FAIR principles, making data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. Get deep into our project documentation on our journey to improve Australian social science data infrastructure.

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Data forms the foundation of research and policy in Australian social science. Explore here links to datasets used in the development of the IRISS project and infrastructure: LSAY, AuSSA and the Australian Census.

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, the IRISS Project acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.