Who We Are

We are the ARDC – your national digital research infrastructure experts. Learn about who we are and how we provide Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data.
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.

Our Values

Ambition

Focus

Flexibility

Collaboration

Transparency

Our History

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).

Our History

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