From 1 April 2019, we are inviting Australian research organisations, service providers and research groups that have a passion for all things data to submit their project proposal to ARDC.

Projects of up to AU$ 50,000 and with a completion date of 15 September 2019 are eligible for funding.

Applications open for funding under two programs:

  1. Transformative data collections
    • Project proposals for activities in any or all of these areas are invited
      • Building or sustaining community ownership of a collection
      • Content strategy for transformative collection
      • Data standardisation in a transformative data collection
      • Models of institutional participation for a more sustainable national and community collection.
  2. Institutional role in a data commons
    • Project proposals for activities in any or all of these areas are invited
      • Institutional data infrastructure, policies and procedures to support better research
      • Management of sensitive data
      • Integration of institutionally supported data infrastructure with national, discipline, and international infrastructure.

Read more about the aims and application criteria for these programs.

If you have any questions, please contact submissions@ardc.edu.au.

Please note, application submissions are now closed and you can now view the list of successful applicants.

Start date 1 April 2019
Expected completion date 15 September 2019
Investment by ARDC $2,100,000
1 Call for submissions open
From 1 April 2019, we are inviting Australian research organisations, service providers and research groups that have a passion for data collections, capacity, capability and coherence to submit their project proposal to the ARDC. Projects of up to $50,000 and with a completion date of September 15 2019 are eligible for funding.
2 Dedicated webinar for FAQs
There will be a dedicated webinar for FAQs on 11 April. This will be recorded and made publicly available.
3 Applications close
Applications for the first programs of discovery activities to inform ARDC activities under the Data and Services theme closes 1 May 2019.
4 Successful applicants announced
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 31 May 2019. (Extended from 15 May due to number of applications.)
5 Data and Services Summit
Project outcomes will be presented at a national Data Summit in September 2019 (to be confirmed).

Core features

Community support and involvement
Broad involvement of stakeholders to engage and build a collective vision of a data commons.
Ignite discussions and ideas
Outputs and outcomes from these projects will be presented at a national data summit in September and to inform future ARDC long-term data initiatives.

Who is this project for?

  • Universities
  • Publicly Funded Research Agencies
  • NCRIS facilities
  • Research Institutes
  • Medical Research Institutes 

What does this project enable?

Broad involvement from eResearch sector to collectively build a data commons.  The projects are not meant to be academic reports but rather “doing and then sharing learnings”. The projects themselves should provide meaningful outcomes for research communities and organisations as well as broader learnings for ARDC and the sector.

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