The NCIS Unit provides support and guidance to all approved third party researchers throughout the various stages of their project. General guidance is available here. If project specific advice is required, send the query to ncis@ncis.org.au

Project management

Approved third party research project may require changes or updates throughout the life of the project. The following guidelines provide advice about how and when to contact the NCIS Unit about changes:

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Amendment submissions

Guidelines and flowchart to submitting amendment requests
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Adding and removing researchers

Guidelines for submitting requests to add or remove researchers to approved third party projects.
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Contact persons for third party research projects

Who should contact the NCIS Unit for various project-related matters
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Research publication guidelines

Publications developed as an output of a third party research project that use NCIS data must adhere to the conditions of the project’s approved access agreement. The following guidelines provide advice on appropriate methods of presenting NCIS data in publications:

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Using the intent data field for NCIS cases

Guidelines for use and interpretation of the intent data field and codes on the NCIS.
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Reporting low frequencies

Guidelines for presenting low frequencies in publications
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Case summaries

Guidelines for presenting case summaries in publications
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Data services

Approved NCIS authorised users may request data extracts relating to data fields that are not available for export through the search interface. Data extracts may also be requested for complex queries that cannot be easily run by the user through the search interface.

To request a data extract, submit an enquiry to ncis@ncis.org.au including the project number and data required.