From 10 April 2019, we are inviting organisations involved in the Australian research sector that have a passion for technologies, techniques, and services that underpin a national research data commons to submit their project proposal to ARDC.

Applicants are invited to submit project proposals that investigate the issues, current and future trends, gaps and requirements in, and for, research storage and compute infrastructures. Projects of up to AU$ 50,000 and with a completion date of 13 September 2019 are eligible for funding.

Read more about the aims and application criteria and register for the webinar, on 18 April 2019, to have your questions answered.

Download the application form (.docx) / (.pdf)

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

Start date 10 April 2019
Expected completion date 13 September 2019
Investment by ARDC $500,000
1 Call for submissions open
From 10 April 2019, we are inviting organisations involved in the Australian research sector that have a passion for technologies, techniques, and services that underpin a national research data commons to submit their project proposal to the ARDC. Projects of up to $50,000 and with a completion date of September 13 2019 are eligible for funding.
2 Dedicated webinar for questions
There will be a dedicated webinar for questions on 18 April. This will be recorded and made publicly available.
3 Applications close
Applications for project proposals under the Storage and Compute theme closes 10 May 2019.
4 Successful applicants announced
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 17 May 2019.
5 Completion of projects
Completion of projects and written report by 13 September 2019.
6 Storage and Compute Infrastructure Summit
Project outputs and outcomes will be presented at a national Infrastructure for Research Summit on 16th and 17th September 2019.

Core features

Community support and involvement
Broad involvement of stakeholders to engage and build a collective vision of a data commons.
Targeted investigations
Development of projects that specifically address what infrastructures, including data storage and compute, are needed to create collaborative platforms that can be used to analyse data and to maximise the value of data assets.

Who is this project for?

  • Research ICT Infrastructure providers
  • Universities
  • Publicly Funded Research Agencies
  • NCRIS facilities
  • Research Institutes
  • Medical Research Institutes 
  • Infrastructure providers

What does this project enable?

Broad involvement from eResearch sector to guide the evolution of an underpinning infrastructure ecosystem that enables and supports a national research 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. Outputs from these activities will guide key discussions in the future capital and operational investment programs of the ARDC.

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