Who we are
The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) enables the Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, data intensive digital research infrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high quality data.
As a national research infrastructure provider, the ARDC facilitates partnerships to develop a coherent research environment that enables researchers to find, access, contribute to and effectively use services to maximise research quality and impact.
In July 2018, the ARDC was formed under the Federal Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) through the merger of three existing digital research infrastructure capabilities: the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (Nectar) and Research Data Services (RDS).
In May 2019, the ARDC became a company limited by guarantee and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. We currently have 20 members.
Our purpose is to provide Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data.
Our principles define us
To accelerate research and innovation by driving excellence in the creation, analysis and retention of high-quality data assets.