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HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons Symposium 2024

Join the ARDC in person or online for a 2-day showcase of research infrastructure and future visions for the HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons.
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About the Event

The ARDC invites you to the 2024 HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons Symposium, which will be held online and in person at the Woodward Conference Centre, Melbourne/Naarm, on 18 and 19 June 2024.

The Symposium will showcase the research infrastructure we are creating in the HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons (HASS and Indigenous RDC). Partners from the HASS and Indigenous RDC will outline achievements, impacts and the potential for improved research outcomes that the RDC supports.

About the HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons

The ARDC HASS and Indigenous RDC is establishing long-term, enduring national digital research infrastructure. It supports researchers in harnessing research data to enhance Australian social and cultural wellbeing, and helps us understand and preserve our culture, history and heritage.

Last year, the HASS and Indigenous RDC was awarded $25 million from the Australian Government’s 2023 National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Funding Round, which is in addition to the $8.9 million received from NCRIS to establish the HASS and Indigenous RDC, which was launched in 2021.

The HASS and Indigenous RDC has 6 focus areas/projects:

  1. Improving Indigenous Research Capabilities
  2. Language Data Commons of Australia
  3. Social sciences
  4. ARDC Community Data Lab
  5. Creative arts
  6. Media(ted) data.

Symposium Highlights

  • Hear an overview of the HASS and Indigenous RDC
  • Learn about research infrastructure for the humanities, arts, social sciences and Indigenous studies.
  • Discuss Indigenous Data Governance, Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property and allyship within the HASS and Indigenous RDC.
  • Learn more about the projects entering phase 2 of their development, and the new projects being formed under the HASS and Indigenous RDC.
  • Network with the HASS and Indigenous research data community.

A more detailed program will be available soon.

Who Should Attend

  • Project partners
  • Senior administrators
  • Senior researchers
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellors for research infrastructure and equivalents
  • Policy makers and peak bodies
  • Government and industry partners
  • GLAM decision makers
  • Collecting institutions


We look forward to seeing you in person in Melbourne/Naarm. Register now to secure your spot.

If you aren’t able to travel, you can participate online via Zoom. The Zoom meeting link will be provided closer to the event date.


Some sessions will be recorded. The recordings will be provided to all registrants and published online.

The recordings may include your contributions during the session. The ARDC respects the privacy of individuals and collects information in accordance with the ARDC Privacy Policy.

In-person participants may be photographed, filmed or recorded at the event. Please consult organisers if you are uncomfortable with being filmed, recorded or photographed.

Code of Conduct

To make this a welcoming, friendly event for all, participants are expected to be aware of and follow the Code of Conduct for ARDC Activities.

Further Resources

Do you have questions about this event? Contact us.