The Indigenous Data Sovereignty Readiness Assessment and Evaluation Toolkit was developed to evaluate Indigenous Data Sovereignty (ID-SOV) principles and practices in action within research and academic organisations, and as a resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to identify ID-SOV in practice.

The goal of the ID-SOV Toolkit is to improve the capabilities and processes of individuals through a whole-of-organisation approach to embedding ID-SOV in practice.

The ID-SOV Toolkit covers the assessment of the fundamental principles of ID-SOV in practice within the research sector. Specifically, it assesses and evaluates how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities’ priorities, values and practices are incorporated in the processes that control, develop, use, maintain and protect the data that pertains to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

How to access the ID-SOV Toolkit 

Our Lowitja Institute Members Community can freely download this Toolkit, and many more member resources, in our Lowitja Learning Online Learning and Development Hub.

Already a part of our Members Community?

If you are registered to use Lowitja Institute’s online Learning and Development Hub,  simply log in and access the toolkit. 

If you are part of our Members Community or have applied to become one and are yet to register for the  Learning and Development Hub, simply sign up here and a member of our team will activate access for you.

Thinking of joining our Members Community?

We invite you to join our vibrant and growing Members Community today to access the Indigenous Data Sovereignty Readiness Assessment and Evaluation Toolkit, and much more.

Ready to join now? Please complete the Member application for individuals

Access via the Learning and Development Hub is available for individuals, so if you belong to an organisation that would like to access the resources, please to discuss available options. 

Shortly after submitting your member application, you will receive an email with information on how to gain access. If for some reason you have not received an email, please email for further assistance.

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