Accelerate Your Health and Medical Research: A Webinar

Discover our curated digital resources and People Research Data Commons for health and medical researchers.
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About the Event

To save lives and foster wellbeing, health and medical researchers in Australia are working with sensitive information across sectors and jurisdictions and against the clock. Key to this mission is access to high-quality and trusted data, digital research infrastructure that enables seamless yet secure sharing and reuse of the data, and tools that help with the creation and analysis of the data.

The Thematic Research Data Commons model sees the ARDC create enduring digital research infrastructure by bringing together its expertise, services and capabilities, and working closely in partnership with the research community on longer term, large-scale programs. The ARDC is currently developing the initial program of work for the People, Planet, and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and Indigenous Research Data Commons (RDCs).

This webinar focuses on the People RDC for health and medical researchers. Join us to find out about the People RDC’s work to date – including the Health Studies Australian National Data Asset (HeSANDA) and the associated national health data catalogue Health Data Australia – as well as other tools and platforms that are already available. We’re here to help accelerate your research and innovation by enbaling you to create, analyse, manage and retain high-quality data assets.

Agenda and Format

  • Overview of the ARDC and the concept of data commons
  • Overview of existing support for health and medical researchers on the ARDC website
  • Overview of existing tools and platforms related to the People RDC as showcased on the ARDC website and in our impact booklet
  • Demonstratation of ARDC tools, such as the Jupyter Notebook Service and Health Data Australia
  • Overview of the People RDC and upcoming data assets
  • How to become a partner of the RDCs and contribute to their development

The webinar will include a 30-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q-and-A session.


  • Dr Richard Ferrers, Data Consultant (People RDC), Engagements Team, ARDC

Who Should Attend

  • Health and medical researchers
  • Research support professionals

Further Resources

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