The Clearinghouse for Sport (Clearinghouse)
The Clearinghouse for Sport (Clearinghouse), has been established to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge across the sport sector and all levels of Australian governments. The Clearinghouse will operate in the context of a number of relevant sport (and active recreation) research fields, practitioner disciplines, and priority policy areas. The Clearinghouse will seek to achieve the following:
Collect and disseminate high quality, accessible, timely, comprehensive, and audience-appropriate information that is relevant to the Australian sport sector;
Provide Australian governments with comprehensive and policy relevant, analysis and synthesis of information and research relating to sport, and the value of sport to the Australian community;
Inform sport/sports practitioners (such as athletes, coaches, physical educators, scientists, researchers, administrators, volunteers, officials, etc.) about best practice and promising practice;
Provide the Australian community with high quality information on sport, physical activity, and active recreation.
The Clearinghouse will be implemented over a number of years between 2011 and 2013. During this time the Clearinghouse will expand its services progressively to include new audiences and a range of priority information resources .
The Clearinghouse, will ultimately aim to facilitate the following types of knowledge:
"Know-how" (practical knowledge - information and examples of best practice);
"Know-what” (factual knowledge – statistics, results, sports facts and dates);
"Know-why” (scientific knowledge – research reports and scientific literature);
"Know-who” (network knowledge - expert directories and key contacts).
More information available here.