The 1, 2, 3 of Data Sharing Agreements

This webinar will present the ARDC's guidance document on data sharing agreements (DSAs), plus advice on creating them through examples.
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About the Event

The ARDC would like to invite you to the “1, 2, 3 of Data Sharing Agreements” webinar, where you’ll learn about our recently created guidance document on data sharing agreements (DSAs).

The document was created in light of the many queries we’d received around DSAs. We’ll introduce the document and give advice and support on its application. There will also be time to ask questions.

We’ll also have speakers from UNSW and Swinburne University telling us about their experience with DSAs and providing practical examples and advice for creating one.

Join us to learn the 1, 2, 3 or even the 4, 5 and 6 of DSAs.

This webinar is brought to you in collaboration with the Australian Sensitive Data Interest Group.


  1. Introducing the ARDC’s Data Sharing Agreement Development Guidelines
  2. Presentation from Swinburne University
  3. Presentation from UNSW
  4. Questions and gathering information – the ARDC would like to hear from you regarding your thoughts, ideas and issues when it comes to DSAs


Robin Burgess, Research Data Specialist (Data Governance), ARDC

Robin works for the ARDC and specialises in data governance. He has a keen interest in all things related to data management, particularly the application of the FAIR and CARE principles to support the sharing of research data. He’s also interested in the creation of policy and documentation to support researchers and institutions to manage their data accordingly.

Thomas Shafee, Manager Research Analytics Services, Swinburne University

Thomas is currently the manager of Swinburne University’s Research Analytics team. He was previously responsible for research data management at La Trobe University. In both positions, he was involved in the ARDC’s Institutional Underpinnings program. His interests lie in data analysis and visualisation, machine-actionable research metadata, and exploring how open data can be most effectively used for enhancing research.

Paula Matthewson, Data and Information Governance Manager, UNSW

Paula is the Data and Information Governance Manager at UNSW, where she’s responsible for developing, implementing and providing support to ensure the university’s adherence to its data governance policy suite. In this role, she develops and facilitates internal DSAs for teaching and administrative data, and assists the research division in developing DSAs for UNSW researchers. Paula has a background in public policy, advocacy and communication.

Who Should Attend

Those interested in data management, the application of the FAIR principles, and sharing their research data responsibly should attend this webinar. These include:

  • researchers
  • institutions
  • libraries
  • research offices
  • policy teams
  • legal offices
  • research support professionals.

What Participants Will Gain

Attendees will achieve a greater understanding of the requirements for the creation of a DSA. They will receive practical tips and advice that support them and set them on their way to successfully writing a DSA, and the external speakers will be able to provide real-life examples.


A recording of this event is now available:

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