Australia’s peak body for research data, the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), has welcomed South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) as a new member.
SAHMRI is South Australia’s independent, not-for-profit health and medical research institute supporting over 800 researchers to conduct inspired research that will lead to better health outcomes.
By becoming a member, SAHMRI supports the ARDC and the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
“We’ve seen the value of data for research and health care explode in the past decade or so, and the opportunity for growth in the future is exponential,” SAHMRI Executive Director, Professor Steve Wesselingh, said.
“SAHMRI is a national leader in data science, home to a world class registry centre and the SA Genomics Centre. The collaborations we will foster through joining the ARDC will provide an enormous benefit to our researchers, and researchers from other institutions who can connect with our people and expertise.”
Dr Adrian Burton, Deputy CEO and Director, People Research Data Commons at the ARDC, said, “We’re thrilled to have SAHMRI join us as a member. It is a privilege to have SAHMRI joining us on our journey towards creating a suite of Thematic Research Data Commons, including the People Research Data Commons, focused on health and medical research.”
“Tomorrow we will be at SAHMRI to launch Health Data Australia, a new national platform that will unlock clinical trial data for research. SAHMRI is an important partner in the national project, leading the South Australia node.”
The ARDC welcomes membership applications from universities and research data-generating organisations from around Australia.
As one of Australia’s national digital research infrastructure providers, the ARDC works with our members to strengthen the digital research capability of Australia’s researchers through better access to data, resources, training and events.
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The ARDC is funded through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) to support national digital research infrastructure for Australian researchers.