We’d like your feedback on Project Plans for the HASS Research Data Commons and Indigenous Research Capability Program.

The Activity Leads for the HASS Research Data Commons and Indigenous Research Capability Program have developed project plans, which are open for consultation until COB 27 September 2021.

You are invited to review the plans and submit your feedback by attaching a document per plan in the form below.

Download the combined project plans and evaluation criteria [pdf 4.2MB], or select the individual plans and evaluation criteria below.

Project plans

1. Developing the Linguistics Data Commons of Australia [pdf 400kb]

Led by Professor Michael Haugh, School of Languages and Cultures, University of Queensland.

This platform will capitalise on existing infrastructure, rescue vulnerable and dispersed collections, and link with improved analysis environments for new research outcomes.

2. Developing a Trove researcher platform for advanced research [pdf 1MB]

Led by Ms. Alison Dellit, Assistant Director General, Collaboration Branch, National Library of Australia.

Augmenting existing National Library of Australia resources, this platform will enable a focus on the delivery of researcher portals accessible through Trove, Australia’s unique public heritage site. The platform will create tools for visualisation, entity recognition, transcription and geocoding across Trove content and other corpora.

3. Integrated social sciences research infrastructure [pdf 2MB]

Led by Dr. Steven McEachern, Director, Australian Data Archive, Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University.

This platform will expand existing social sciences initiatives and provide a coordinated governance model for access to data. It will improve the capacity of researchers to access, preserve and disseminate quantitative and qualitative social sciences data sources, and will drive the development of systems and tools for capturing new and emerging real time, or near real time, data.

Supporting Indigenous Research Capability [pdf 1MB]

Led by Professor Marcia Langton, Associate Provost and Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, Co-Chair Indigenous Data Network, University of Melbourne.

As part of the Australian Government investment, the ARDC will also work in collaboration with the Indigenous Data Network (IDN) at the University of Melbourne to support the consolidation and expansion of its technological, training and governance initiatives.

Download the Evaluation Criteria [pdf 935kb]

Project plans consultation

The consultation process for the project plans for the HASS Research Data Commons and Indigenous Research Capability Program included:

  • 8 September - Information session - provided an update on the program and shared information about how to provide feedback on the project plans.
    Watch the recording
  • 8 September - project plans published for consultation
  • 14 September - videos of activity leaders presenting their project plans published. See above for the videos
  • 21 September - Roundtable to seek further feedback on the project plans, look at whether researcher needs are being met by the plans, and identify any capability gaps and note them to inform any future investment.
    Watch the recording
  • 27 September COB - submissions close for feedback on the project plans
  • End of October - funded project plans will be released.

Share your feedback

We would like you to submit your feedback on the project plans via the form below. We are accepting feedback on the project plans until COB 27 September, 2021.

Submission guidelines

  • Please upload a separate document per project plan.
  • Please clearly address the following questions (Word limit: 500 words per question)
    • Do you think this proposal meets the requirements (see Evaluation Criteria and NCRIS Principles)?
    • How would this proposal support your research?
    • Are there other capability gaps that we should consider in the longer term?


  • Please upload a separate document per project plan.
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    Max. file size: 10 MB.


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