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Partnerships are essential for Australia to develop a national research data commons and collaboration is a core value of the ARDC. Our national and international collaborations and partnerships ensure valuable data and software assets are developed, made available and sustained for everyone.
The following outlines the different types of organisations we partner with:
- Learned Academies
- Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology
- Council of Australian University Librarians
- Publicly funded research agencies
- Medical research institutes
- Cooperative Research Centres
- ARC Centres of Excellence
- Digital data and eResearch platforms (DDeRP) group: AARNet, Australian Access Federation, ARDC, NCI Australia, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
- National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities
- Other national and state infrastructure providers (including the current ARDC Nectar Research Cloud node community)
- Disciplinary archives
- Commercial digital infrastructure providers
- Science agencies
- Data-rich departments
- Policy agencies
- Galleries, libraries, archives and museums
We also lead work through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on developing a digitally skilled workforce to:
- elevate confidence in researchers to manage the growing complexity of research data
- contribute to coordination and support of international data networks.
Our international memberships:
- Open Infrastructure Foundation
- International Data Spaces Association (IDSA).
Research Data Alliance
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) was founded by the European Commission, the United States Government’s National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Australian Government’s Department of Innovation to build the social and technical infrastructures that enable open sharing and re-use of data.
Since its inception, the ARDC has led Australia’s participation in RDA, to address the social challenges in sharing data, improving data skills and training opportunities, developing strategies for data management planning and supporting the certification of data repositories. A recent highlight includes the establishment of agreements that led to the international adoption of our Australian-led Researcher Activity Identifier service (RAiD).
We have a strong relationship with ORCID, which provides persistent digital identifiers for individuals, enabling transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions and affiliations.
Our National Partnerships
We’ve created the Research Activity Identifier service (RAiD) in partnership with the Australian Access Federation (AAF) and Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet). RAiD is a persistent identifier connecting researchers, institutions, outputs and tools together to give oversight across a whole research activity, making data provenance and reporting clear and easy.
We also have strong national connections with organisations in the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS), environmental sciences, geoscience, bushfire and clinical health research communities, and many others, through our programs and projects.
Our national memberships:
- Science and Technology Australia
- Australian Data Science Network
- Australian eResearch Organisation (AeRO).
Our Communities of Practice
We coordinate a number of digital communities of practice and special interest groups for the Australian digital research sector. These communities provide a platform for ongoing support, information exchange, best practice and problem solving. The communities hold regular webinars to bring interested researchers, research support professionals and infrastructure providers together to network and discuss digital research.
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