Publishing Protocol

Government invests a substantial amount in social science research and evaluation. The Publishing Protocol is for all government agencies that carry out, commission or communicate social science research and evaluation.

It will ensure everyone benefits from the Government's investment in research and evaluation.

This increased consistency and availability will help continue to lift the standard and impact of government social science research and evaluation.

Publishing protocol

The Protocol sets out four good practice principles for publishing government social science research:

  1. Availability - The outputs of social science research and evaluation conducted or commissioned by government are made publicly available
  2. Timeliness - All government social science research and evaluation outputs are released promptly
  3. Trustworthiness - The way government social science research and evaluation outputs are released promotes public trust
  4. Transparency - Clear communication arrangements are in place for all outputs
  5. Clear responsibility - Responsibility for the quality and release of social science research and evaluation is clear.

 

View the Publishing Protocol quick reference guide

View the full Publishing Protocol for further details

 

The Hub is a one-stop shop for New Zealand government social science research

 

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Date published: 
4 Dec 2015
Last update: 20 Mar 2017