Using the Benchmark Resilience Tool for research

We are happy for the tool to be used for academic research and offer it free of charge for these purposes.

Please complete the Benchmark Resilience Tool Application Form below before using the tool. The use of the tool is dependent on meeting the terms and conditions as outlined on the application form.

Additional resources
Examples of how the tool can be used as part of a resilience improvement project
  • Bay of Plenty Lifelines Group Resilience Benchmark
    The Bay of Plenty Lifelines Group (BOPLG) is made up of utilities providing critical infrastructure to support its region. There has been considerable effort over many years within lifeline groups across New Zealand to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure assets and networks. The BOPLG identified an opportunity to use the Resilience Benchmarking Tool to engage its members in a project to collectively improve the resilience of their organisations.
  • Organisational Resilience to Extreme Climatic Events.
    This project compares Sydney Water’s organisational resilience and practices with other water utilities to identify strengths and opportunities to further improve their ability to prepare and respond to future extreme climatic events.

Application form to use Benchmark Resilience Tool (BRT)

Our BRT is available to researchers free of charge for research purposes. However, we do require you to complete and submit this form before using the tool.

If you would like to use the tool for commercial purposes, please contact us to discuss options and pricing.


Details of your research project

For those undertaking research for a qualification

Terms and Conditions

The Resilient Organisations’ Resilience Benchmark Tool (herein referred to as “the tool”) is free to use as long as the following conditions are met:

1. the tool is used for research purposes only,
2. the tool is appropriately referenced in all publications,
3. the latest version of the tool is used,
4. the data is coded in accordance with the Resilient Organisations coding standard,
5. an anonymised set of data (i.e. with no information identifying survey participants) is submitted to Resilient Organisations (this is to help continue to update and improve the tool),
6. human ethics processes and requirements for your institution are complied with (note that you will need to include the provision of anonymised data to Resilient Organisations in any human ethics project application),
7. a copy of your final report is submitted to Resilient Organisations.

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