Director, Australian National Data Service Establishment Project
The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) has been established to ensure that Australian research data is well managed, made available for access, and discoverable so that:
researchers can find and access any relevant data in the Australian ‘research data commons’
Australian researchers are able to discover, exchange, reuse and combine data from other researchers and other domains within their own research in new ways
Australia is able to share data easily and seamlessly to support international and nationally distributed multidisciplinary research teams.
ANDS is being funded until mid-2011 as one of the Platforms for Collaboration under the Australian National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. This briefing will present the underlying assumptions for ANDS, cover progress to date, provide an overview of what ANDS is planning to achieve, and discuss how the ANDS approach differs from the National Science Foundation DataNet and UK Research Data Service approaches. It should be of interest to anyone working in the data management space.