HeSANDA Expansion: Health Cohort Project Opportunities

Learn about the outcomes of ARDC's consultations with the health cohort research community and future partnership opportunities as part of the Health Studies Australian National Data Asset (HeSANDA) program.
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About the Event

From July to September, the ARDC held consultation workshops with the health cohort research commmunity to discuss the potential expansion of the HeSANDA program.

HeSANDA began in 2020 to build national infrastructure to support the sharing of health research data for secondary research purposes, bring value to the research community, increase the efficiency of research, and provide benefits for the health of Australia’s population. It initially focused on clinical trials and led to the development of the Health Data Australia platform and the HeSANDA Node Network.

The ARDC is now expanding its investment into health data infrastructure through the People Research Data Commons to support a broader range of health research areas and digital infrastructure. The consultations held recently explored the opportunities and value proposition to extend the HeSANDA program to support the health cohort study research community. The feedback from those workshops helped inform the ARDC’s investment strategy. This follow-up session is for anyone working with health cohort data to find out more, including how to be involved in future projects.


  • Dr Kristan Kang, Program Manager, HeSANDA, ARDC
  • Ms Tamara Hooper, Project Coordinator, HeSANDA, ARDC

Who Should Attend

What You Will Gain

Participants will be able to provide feedback on the ARDC’s proposed future scope of work with health cohort studies and learn about opportunities to be involved in projects.


This session will be recorded.

Do you have questions about this event? Email [email protected].