Maximising the value of Australia’s data assets
The aims of the Data and Services strategic theme are to:
- Increase innovation in research through improvements in the quality and quantity of data assets.
- Increase the integrity and reproducibility of research across the whole research system by increasing the FAIR-ness of the data arising from research.
National Data Assets
Through the National Data Assets initiative and strategic partnerships, the ARDC will establish a portfolio of national scale data assets that support leading-edge research. This initiative has a number of programs to ensure a balanced range of data types, beneficiaries, asset maturities, and research system policy outcomes. Six initial programs include partnerships with research consortia, national infrastructure facilities, research institutions, emerging collections as well as public and private sector stakeholders.
The ARDC funded a range of small Discovery projects to stimulate sector engagement with the ARDC and the shared vision of the future commons. Transformative Collections and Institutional Role in a Data Commons were two of the programs within the Discovery activities.