Who We Are
At the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), we drive the development of national digital research infrastructure that provides Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data.
We facilitate programs and partnerships that provide the research community and industry access to nationally significant, data-intensive digital research infrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data.
We also support researchers and their organisations with digital research services, most of which are either available to all or to merit-based researchers at no cost.
Our digital research infrastructure activities directly support the Australian research community to generate real and tangible outcomes for society.
The ARDC is a company limited by guarantee and is enabled by the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
The ARDC was formed in 2018 through the merger of 3 existing digital research infrastructure facilities: the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (Nectar) and Research Data Services (RDS).