ARDC is a key project in the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), a network of more than 20 research enablers across Australia. The breadth and depth of data produced by the network is enormous.
We’re driving a program that provides Australian researchers with competitive advantage by bringing together data collections from across the NCRIS facilities and making it easier for researchers to use them.
Through the Cross-NCRIS National Data Assets program, the ARDC is partnering with groups of NCRIS facilities to establish national-scale data assets to support leading-edge research.
These partnerships add value by aggregating, harmonising and integrating data across national facilities.
This program required each project to include at least 2 NCRIS facilities as project partners as well as data from at least 2 NCRIS facilities.
The Cross-NCRIS program is one of 6 programs under the larger ARDC National Data Assets initiative.
ARDC sought co-design input from NCRIS facilities and potential beneficiaries of cross-NCRIS data assets. The NCRIS facilities are collaborating to produce data assets that support multi-domain science and research translation.
The new cross-NCRIS data assets will support new research programs, insights or efficiencies, meet community standards and have high-impact applications for our environment, society and economy.