Who we are

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is a transformational initiative that enables Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, leading edge data intensive eInfrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data.

In partnerships with organisations, we will lead facilitations that work towards a coherent research environment to enable researchers to find, access, contribute to and effectively use services to maximise research quality and impact.

Our vision

​Transforming digital infrastructure to support leading edge research and innovation.

Our mission

The ARDC is a transformational, sector-wide initiative, working with sector, government, and industry partners to build a coherent national and collaborative research data commons. This will deliver a world-leading data advantage, facilitate innovation, foster collaboration and enhance research translation.

Our history

The ARDC was formed on 1 July 2018.

As a new initiative, our history is short. However, we bring to the eResearch sector over 10 years of experience on research data infrastructure and services. This is achieved by building on legacy initiatives such as the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (Nectar) and the Research Data Services (RDS).

We will continue to provide services that researchers and the eResearch community can rely on to create better research data outputs.