Government agencies undertake a substantial amount of social science research and evaluation each year. The Government Social Science Research and Evaluation Publishing Protocol is for agencies that carry out, commission or communicate social science research and evaluation.
The Protocol sets out good practice for publishing social science outputs. Implementing the principles and practices in the Protocol will help ensure social science outputs are published consistently and are readily available, in accordance with the government’s commitment to openness (as expressed in the Official Information Act and the New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing Framework (NZGOAL)).
This increased consistency and availability will help continue to lift the standard and impact of government social science research and evaluation.