Information Development Plan
Plan to Improve the Quality, Coverage and Use of Biotechnology Statistics
This Information Development Plan (IDP) has been developed by the Biotechnology Statistics Users Group (BSUG) which is co-chaired by Biotechnology Australia (BA) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The concept of an IDP involves the development of a collaborative work plan with stakeholders and other data custodians to achieve agreed outcomes for a field of statistics that meet the needs of data users.
Biotechnology has received a large, and increasing, amount of policy attention in Australia in recent years. In November 2005, Premiers and Chief Ministers from the States and Territories endorsed the development of a National Biotechnology Statistics Framework noting that quality data to support biotechnology policy development is of the utmost importance. This is already high given the amount of policy attention given to biotechnology compared to the low level of consistent, high quality data currently available.