The ARDC Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Research Data Commons and Indigenous Research Capability Program (HASS RDC + I program) is coordinating a researcher consultation phase for the project Developing a Trove Researcher Platform for More Advanced Research.
This researcher consultation phase will contribute to developing the requirements for the Trove Researcher Platform. As part of this phase, an independent advisor has been engaged to ensure that the research community can articulate its needs for a Trove Researcher Platform.
Also as part of this phase, a panel of researchers will be appointed. The Research Panel will provide independent advice to the HASS RDC Program Manager and the independent advisor relating to the delivery and efficacy of the Trove Researcher Platform. The Panel will provide domain knowledge, independent critical thinking and analysis for suggested project activities.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest to be part of the Research Panel for the Trove Researcher Platform. Members of the panel will be present at two public roundtable events, on the 13 and 20 May 2022. Please read the Terms of Reference for the panel and submit this form by 26 April 2022.
About the Trove Researcher Platform
Augmenting existing National Library of Australia resources, the Trove Researcher Platform will enable a focus on the delivery of researcher portals accessible through Trove, Australia’s unique public heritage site. The platform will create tools for visualisation, entity recognition, transcription and geocoding across Trove content and other corpora.
The overarching aim for the HASS RDC + I program is to “provide easier access to data and analysis methods enabling effective data mining and re-use, maximising the return on previous research investments” and will “help institutions share HASS data more freely and cooperatively following FAIR data principles (2020 Research Infrastructure Investment Plan). It will be guided by the NCRIS Principles and will be “developed on a collaborative, national, nonexclusive basis” and “serve the research and innovation system broadly, not just the host/funded institutions” (National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy 2021 Guidelines).
The ARDC is funded through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) to support national digital research infrastructure for Australian researchers.
Written by Jenny Fewster, ARDC. Reviewed by Adelle Coote, ARDC.