Political science researchers are active and regular users of secondary public research and administrative data. There are long term, established data sources, national in scope and extensive in time (from Federation to the current day), covering a breadth of the political science discipline. But these datasets have largely been developed in isolation, by different organisations, using bespoke vocabularies, identifier systems, and data standards.  

Significant effort is required by researchers to find, access and integrate disparate sources of data to allow the study of complex political science problems. Particularly the integration of these sources across units of analysis, jurisdictions (that can change), and over time.  

The ANZLEAD Data Asset Project aims to harmonise a number of significant and commonly used political science datasets to create a comprehensive and integrated data asset;   


The ANZLEAD project team have developed a core framework of political science concepts to support the integration and linking of content between political science datasets.


ANZLEAD provides connections to key datasets from project partners in political science in Australia and New Zealand, for use in your research.


ANZLEAD vocabularies are standardised code lists for use in Australian and New Zealand political science datasets for enabling harmonisation and integration of content between datasets.


The ANZLEAD tools are a set of scripts and templates to support the use of ANZLEAD data and vocabularies in your own research and data management.

Acknowledgement of Country

‘In the spirit of reconciliation, the IRISS Project acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.’