Annual report 2018-2019
CIIER remains solvent, with minimal debt or forward cost issues, however maintaining income requires both sponsored projects and fee for service to continue, as investment returns are minimal. Volunteer effort and in-kind support are also an essential part of our modus operandi.
We thank the following organisations, which have provided CIIER with sponsorship, in-kind support, fee discounts, or fees for service, in the 2018-9 year, thus contributing to our financial and research outcomes.
As an Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission registered research body, CIIER Financial reports are made available for public scrutiny each year, after acceptance by the CIIER Board and AGM.
Membership levels have been slightly increased. Membership reflects our research activity and focus from time to time.
Australian Digital Cities Index
CIIER has maintained its commitment to the ADCI project, despite difficulties in gaining the required sponsorship in order to complete both the analysis and research reporting.
Volunteer effort by the Project Director, Ernest Stabek, has kept the research in the public eye, and data gathering and analysis by Nan Zhou, Mehreen Hamsa, and Ian Dennis have allowed the project to progress.
Proof of Concept – sponsored by AuDA, was achieved last financial year, and final analysis results, both for ADCI, and a combined Australian DCI/European DCI was achieved after the end of the 2018-9 financial year, but before the CIIER 2019 AGM.
CIIER Ranking Engine
This project grew from a requirement of the ADCI project but has proven valuable in its own right. It allows us to easily rank groupings by disparate data-sets easily, consistently, and accurately, and will be a useful tool for future ranking analysis projects.
In accordance with our agreement with NESTA, a gratis version of the CIIER ranking Engine has been provided to them.
City of Melbourne Grants
We continue to assist COM with reviews of submissions to their small business and community grants programme. COM pays a fee for this service.
University of Melbourne E-Health study
We participated in this project survey structure review and survey process, outcomes are imminent.
Cancer Action Victoria research programme administrative support
Whilst this proposal was accepted in principle by the CAV Board, no progress was made by CAV.
CIIER E-Health impediments study
This project was endorsed by a number of bodies, but was overtaken by the Auditor-Generals report into data breaches in the health sector.
CIIER cancer consumer database for Integrated Cancer Services
A preliminary proposal has been submitted, with further discussions to take place early in the New Year.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018-19
- President: Ian Dennis
- Vice-President: Ernest Stabek
- Members: John Graham, Tricia Greenaway, Mei Krishnasamy (resigned October 2019)
- Minute secretary/ web consultant: Jo Dalvean