The Agricultural Research Federation (AgReFed) aims to improve the availability and interoperability of agricultural data.
AgReFed was born out of the ARDC-supported Agriculture Research Data Cloud project; during which the Guidelines for the development of a Data Stewardship and Governance Framework for the Agricultural Research Federation were developed.
The Framework proposes a socio-technical system that, once enacted, will bring independent organisations together to make strategic and technical decisions about data sharing within the AgReFed. This project will enact the Framework and initiate the AgReFed community, to create a sustained community of practice with the shared goal of making agricultural data collections more FAIR.
Who is this project for?
- Research organisations
- Government (state and commonwealth)
- Research and Development Corporations
- Farming groups
What does this project enable?
The Agricultural Research Federation (AgReFed) aims to share research, industry, and government data to enhance decision making and to generate new insights into the productivity, profitability and resilience of Australia’s agricultural industries. It provides the socio-technical infrastructure for independent organisations to come together and make their data FAIR.