IASI 2014 Canberra: Trusted Aggregation and Sharing


Day 2 of the annual meeting of the International Association for Sports Information (IASI) in Canberra includes a number of discussions of trusted networks for sharing information.

I attended my last IASI meeting in Leipzig in 2011.

After that meeting I thought I would start my own aggregator for sport information. I chose Scoop.it as my platform for this activity. I thought liaising was a good title as it indcated working together and has IASI in the title.


I have focussed on high performance issues from New Zealand, Australia, Qatar, the United Kingdom and Canada. I update my lIAISing site on Scoop.it after reading the thirty stories or so I receive each day. Any Scoops have a default post to my Twitter account too.

It is interesting to contemplate how personal aggregation might fit into IASI’s trusted networks of sharing conversations on Day 2.

Photo Credit

AIS Sculpture (Keith Lyons, CC BY 4.0)

IASI in Canberra 2014


This week, the Australian Institute of Sport is hosting the annual meetings of the International Association for Sports Information (IASI) and the Australasian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN).

There are two days of meetings.

Day 1 (10 November) includes:

  • A welcome from Simon Hollingsworth, Australian Sports Commission.
  • Welcome addresses by Gavin Reynolds and Hartmut Sandner
  • A discussion of high performance projects including: an Athlete Injury Prevention Database; an athlete welfare portal; and a review of Australian sports performance.
  • Discussions of digital sport initiatives including: a sport passport; an open sport data initiative; apps and the sport professional.
  • The IASI General Meeting
  • Discussions of participatory and capability development projects including: volunteer market segmentation; sporting schools; and the national participation survey.


Day 2 (11 November) includes:

  • An opportunity to share and evaluate data: a scientific documentation service for China; a database for high performance training centres and camps; video sharing.
  • An international sport system intelligence roundtable: a benchmark study of national sport information systems; a trusted network to share policy and system information.
  • Performance tracking and monitoring: examples of tracking and monitoring; data driven investment models.
  • An open session: clearinghouse activity; Tokyo 2020.

Photo Credit

AIS Swim Hall, Bruce ACT (ArchivesACT, CC BY-NC 2.0)

AIS (Marg O’Connell, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)