Our Projects

We are always looking for organisations who need a bit of help from the Data4Good team and our Data4Good Community of volunteers. You can read more about some of our current and past projects below.

If you have a data project that could benefit from some resources, guidance, skills, etc., then we want to hear from you! Contact us by clicking the Request data help button below and we’ll see whether we can get you connected or provide help to take the next steps.

Unsure about the type of assistance you require, or maybe you’re uncertain about what we can provide to assist you? We have included a helpful reference sheet on the right-hand side 👉 that you can download to point you in the right direction!

Unsure about the type of assistance you require, or maybe you’re uncertain about what we can provide to assist you? We have included a helpful reference sheet below 👇 that you can download to point you in the right direction!

Streamlining data collection and reporting for the Australian Himalayan Foundation

The Australian Himalayan Foundation works in partnership with the people of the remote Himalaya to improve living standards through better education, training, improved health services and environmental sustainability.

D4G is working with the Australian Himalayan Foundation to improve the management of their education programs by developing a new data collection tool and data store.  As well as facilitating the data collection process, this tool will also reduce manual effort and help streamline compliance, accreditation and impact reporting to AHF donors.

Giving kids a fair go with Variety – the Children’s Charity

Variety – the Children’s Charity supports kids who are living with disability, disadvantage or illness. In particular, Variety provide grants that fill funding gaps that allow kids to gain mobility, communicate, achieve independence, get out into the community and increase self-esteem.

Data4Good along with expert data science volunteers from Eliiza are working with Variety Victoria to increase their insights on how well their granting is meeting need. The project analysed Variety’s grant programmes to individual children over the past 7 years to highlight areas that may need increased focus and to ensure that there is no hidden bias. The project included cleaning data, exploratory data analysis, overlaying population data, developing visualisations including maps, writing a summary report and building interactive dashboards. Variety Victoria have been delighted with the breadth and depth of insights and we will continue to collaborate on new projects analysing new datasets.

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Using Data to Maximise Impact for Big Group Hug

Using Data to Maximise Impact for
Big Group Hug

Big Group Hug works with local communities to respond to the immediate material needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families. They collect urgently needed items such as nappies, clothing, prams and cots, for distribution through Maternal and Child Health workers and other community organisations.

Data4Good is working with Big Group Hug to use data to help identify the best location for a new depot. This includes overlaying census and other data on a map to highlight areas of need, existing services, volunteer numbers and other factors to assist in finding a location that will help to maximise their impact.

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Ensuring impact data is measured, evaluated and communicated with integrity

Kilfinan Australia offers the nation’s only free, bespoke and ongoing mentorship program for charity and for-purpose leaders and provides a link between for-purpose and for-profit organisations that unlocks enormous value for Australian communities.  But capturing and reporting the impact of mentoring presents unique challenges.  Data4Good and volunteers from specialist data science consultancy, Kadre, are working with Kilfinan Australia to ensure that impact data is measured, evaluated and communicated with integrity and in a way that reflects both the value provided and the organisation’s culture.

Data improving Mental Health Services with Candella

Candella believes that quality mental health services should be available to as many people as possible. They are a growing not for profit organisation that provides mental health support focusing on empowering individuals, building capacity, supporting independence and working collaboratively.

Data4Good’s first initiative with Candella is to help them update and streamline their reporting processes, meaning that they can spend more time on what they believe in and less time bringing information together from different sources. Our second initiative with Candella is to help them get insights on client satisfaction and to quantify the impact they have on their clients’ lives. The aim of both projects is to help Candella to be even more effective in changing people’s lives for the better.

Improving data quality and reporting for Aboriginal Legal Service

Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) opened their doors in 1970 in Redfern as the first Aboriginal Legal Service in Australia and the first free legal assistance service in Australia.  ALS provides legal services including representation, advice, referrals and other discrete assistance in criminal law, children’s care and protections law and family law.  They also support the development of wraparound programs and undertake broader policy and law reform work.

Data4Good is working with ALS on a program to measure and report on the quality of data collected to enable targeted improvements and to enable more effective reporting and analytics.

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Using data science to assist heart disease research

Since 1994, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute‘s scientists have been conducting world class research into the many different types of heart disease. Heart research is vital as, in Australia and around the world, cardiovascular disease kills more people than any other disease or illness.

Data4Good volunteers are working with Emma from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, developing new, cutting edge tools to identify high volume and complex gene variations that may be linked to heart disease.  This involves developing new processing algorithms and software to joint-call DNA inversions. This is a complex, big data problem that will fill a gap in the rapidly evolving area of DNA structural variant research with the potential to enable earlier and more accurate diagnosis of genetic diseases.

Enabling better tracking of clinical trainees with Interplast

​Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region. ​

Data4Good is working with Interplast to improve the effectiveness of their programs through enabling better tracking of clinical trainees and  improving the trainee experience by developing new capabilities to capture trainee profiles and progress.

Adding Business Analytics tools with BaptistCare

​BaptistCare is a leading not-for-profit Christian care organisation that has been serving the aged and people living with disadvantage for 75 years.

The Data4Good team is working to create state–of–the–art business analytics tools on top of the existing BaptistCare data warehouse. This will enable them to make fact-based decisions and will give them invaluable insights into some key questions such as what changes the wellbeing of their clients, how has Covid-19 impacted them, and most importantly what are the clients lived experiences in the times of hardship.

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Increasing Impact for the Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation has a very clear goal: they’re putting an end to avoidable blindness. One of the organisations main driving principles is to end avoidable blindness and improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 94% of vision loss for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults is preventable or treatable.

Data4Good is excited to be working with the foundation and assisting in the fight to transform lives both in developing countries and for Indigenous Australians.

Streamlining the end-to-end process with Take My Hands

Take My Hands are an NZ-based not-for-profit who connect those in need of medical supplies with those that can provide them while taking advantage of spare shipping capacity. They’ve faced some challenges around asset management, maintaining velocity with automating data processes, and having ready access to up-to-date data.

The Data4Good team have been working alongside Altis Consulting to provide Project Management and Technical Consultation, delivery a POC, assisting in tool selection, migrating data from the current spreadsheet process, and delivering reports that shed light on the benefits of having an integrated CRM and Asset & Inventory system.

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Machine Learning and Recognition of Tassie Devils with Tasmanian Nature Company

The Tasmanian Nature Company – Saving the Tasmanian devil is one of the world’s great wildlife conservation projects. This is a real life and death challenge, not just to save a species, but to understand the nature of a new and terrible form of cancer – Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).

This critical project aims to save Tasmanian devils on the Tasman Peninsula by preventing the spread of the DFTD to the region.

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