UPDATE – HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons

Find out more about the HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons.

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Event details

When: 12.00-12.10pm, Friday 17 November 2023.

Where: Kaleide RMIT Union Theatre Foyer

Jenny Fewster, HASS and Indigenous RDC Director, ARDC will provide an update about HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons.

In 2020 the HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons (HASS&I RDC) was announced as a first step toward developing a more comprehensive digital HASS and Indigenous research capability. Led by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), it aims to create the founding blocks of a national research infrastructure that serves key domains in HASS and Indigenous research and reaches out both to communities where the data originates and research communities who work with data.

Work began with the identification of 4 core projects to serve as a base for the future Research Data Commons. This session will begin with an update on the status of these projects and the work to further integrate them into a coherent Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Indigenous research data commons.

Following the update on progress, we will look to the future direction of the HASS&I RDC, in line with a larger strategic transformation by the ARDC to deliver a set of integrated Research Data Commons and Challenges to better serve the needs of a major slice of the Australian Research sector through the development of Digital Research Infrastructure.


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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.