ARDC is working in partnership with Australian research institutions to make their research data assets more valuable for researchers, research institutions and the nation. Below are some of the datasets made available in Research Data Australia as a result of these partnerships.
National Data Assets
In 2019-23, ARDC initiated a national co-investment program to develop a portfolio of national-scale data assets to support leading-edge research. Leveraging existing research and administrative investment, the ARDC built partnerships with over 200 organisations across the research sector.
Through the Platforms Program, ARDC co-invested in platform infrastructure across 2019-2023 to increase the number of researchers with access to platforms, both the absolute number and the diversity of disciplines. Platforms are also called virtual research environments, science gateways or virtual laboratories.
Bushfire Data Challenges
The ARDC has partnered with major organisations and the Minderoo Foundation across a number of projects developing innovative digital infrastructure solutions with the aim of improving Australia's bushfire resilience, response and recovery. The projects ran from 2021-2023 and addressed bushfire behaviour and impact.
ANDS Program Highlights (2014-2017)
Prior to forming part of ARDC, the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) partnered with Australian institutions to make data available under the High Value Collections, Collection Enhancement, and Open Data Collections programs.