Investing in new platforms
The Australian Research Data Commons is running a program of investment in platforms over four years. A goal of the program is to increase the number of researchers with access to platforms, both in terms of absolute number and in terms of diversity of disciplines. The program also seeks to support a community of platform operators.
The 2019 open call invested in ten platform projects that cover the National Science and Research Priorities and National Research Infrastructure Roadmap focus areas. The breadth of investment ensures Australia's world class research system continues to improve productivity, create jobs, lift economic growth and support a healthy environment.
The 2020 platforms open call will build on the 2019 open call by encouraging interaction between new applicants and those projects that were successful in the 2019 open call, and will continue to encourage reuse of existing platforms, components, and approaches