ARDC Data and Services Summit

As part of the National Survey on Indigenous-controlled Research Organisations, the IDN presented at the ARDC Data and Services Summit in Brisbane on October 21, 2019.

About the summit

The ARDC Data and Services Summit provided an opportunity for collaboration between institutions, research communities and infrastructure providers, who together identified some of Australia’s major research data opportunities and challenges and worked towards shared solutions.

Photo at the summit

The Summit, which took place on 21 October 2019, was co-located with the ARDC Infrastructure Summit and eResearch Australasia conference in Brisbane. Attended by delegates from across the sector, the Summit reflected on the learnings and outcomes of the 42 Data and Services Discovery projects funded by the ARDC. These projects covered a range of disciplines, including health and medical sciences, imaging and characterisation, life and natural sciences, and the humanities, arts and social sciences. The summit also considered how future directions and initiatives might be effectively aligned from the perspective of institutions, research communities and infrastructure providers.

The IDN's presentation

The IDN presented about the National Survey on Indigenous-controlled Research Organisations, which addressed the question of how existing datasets documenting the Indigenous Australian population may be linked together to create an integrated data model in both technical and administrative terms. The ultimate goal was to establish a technical and governance framework that can be used to build and sustain a new data collection composed of linked datasets to enhance cultural heritage preservation and improve community service for Indigenous Australians. The presentation was the final deliverable for the project and has been a positive and productive beginning to the relationship between the IDN and the ARDC.

Find out more

To find out more about the National Survey project, visit this link: ARDC and the IDN - National Survey: Indigenous-controlled Research Organisations

To find out more about the ARDC Data and Services Summit, visit this link: Data and Services Summit Report 2019