July 17, 2018

Australian climate science has been given a boost with the announcement of a major new project to improve the access to, and analysis of, climate research data.

The Climate and Weather Science project, led by the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), has received...

July 12, 2018

A new geological sample ID minting service is now available online, thanks to a collaborative effort between national research organisations, AuScope, ANDS-Nectar-RDS and CSIRO.

Released on July 1, the ANDS IGSN minting service was developed in collaboration with AuScop...

June 13, 2018

Characterisation researchers will gain better access to data processing, analysis and visualisation tools thanks to a new project part-funded by ANDS, Nectar and RDS.

‘Characterisation’ is a term used to refer to the process by which a material's structure and propertie...

June 8, 2018

ANDS, Nectar and RDS as representatives of the ARDC are pleased to announce that the Australian government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) program, has committed to a $72m cash injection into capital research infrastructure o...

June 7, 2018

ANDS, Nectar, RDS, their lead agents and the Department of Education and Training are pleased to advise the appointment of Richard Northam as Interim Executive Director of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), effective immediately.

This appointment has been ma...

May 22, 2018

Is your organisation interested in learning how to improve its capacity to support research data management? ANDS/Nectar/RDS has recently made improvements to its Capability Maturity Model. This now also incorporates the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusa...

May 15, 2018

Full text from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training  website May 15, 2018 

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that Australia maintains its position as an established global leader in world-class research and that Australian rese...

April 30, 2018

Investments totalling more than $900,000 have been announced to expand access and use of Australian astronomy data, paving the way for new discoveries about the universe.

The All Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) already supports optical astronomy through the ANU Skymapper...

April 17, 2018

Richard Northam is set to lead the development of the NRDC 2018-19 Annual Business Plan. This plan is due to be submitted to Department of Education and Training at the end of May 2018.  

The ANDS, Nectar and RDS Board Chairs and Lead Agent representatives have released...

March 26, 2018

In October 2017, ANDS, Nectar and RDS undertook a short survey to collect views amongst the research and research infrastructure community in Australia on the FAIR data principles. The respondents were from universities, research infrastructure facilities, government a...

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This website relates to activity between July 2017 and June 2018.


Please visit the ARDC website for all activity post June 2018.

Monash University is the lead agent of ANDS.

The University of Melbourne is the lead agent of Nectar.

The University of Queensland is the lead agent of RDS.

This activity received grant funding from the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

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