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.
The ARDC was formed on 1 July 2018. Nearly one year on, the ARDC is now a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity with ACNC. We are engaging with publicly funded research agencies, universities and eResearch capabilities on becoming members of the ARDC. View our current members.
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.
Our vision is to transform digital infrastructure to support leading edge research and innovation.
Our principles define us
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.