Help shape our national research infrastructure

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We have a deep commitment to achieving national data and research infrastructure that serves the humanities, arts, the wider system, and the public good. The critical and creative talents of the humanities are vital to developing and realising a research commons agenda.

Over many years the Academy has contributed its convening power, and policy and research capacity towards this agenda, including through:

  • the Humanities, Arts and Culture Data Summit
  • work conducted in support of national investment planning processes for the humanities, arts and social sciences (including Mapping International Infrastructure Models for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, commissioned by the Department of Education in 2019).

We continue to work with policymakers, researchers, eResearch organisations, and cultural sector colleagues to help build networks of common purpose; including through a new joint project between Australia’s Learned Academies and the Australian Research Data Commons, which is designed to develop a cohesive, multidisciplinary agenda to support excellent data-enabled research.

Your impact

Your knowledge, perspectives and experience are critical in ensuring future infrastructure is shaped to the humanities’ needs. There are two important opportunities for you to join the conversation:

Help shape HASS Research Data Commons

We encourage you to attend the upcoming Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) information session on the major new HASS Research Data Commons and Indigenous Research Capability Program.

Supported by the Australian Government, the ARDC is leading the development of a national HASS and Indigenous digital research infrastructure that will create new tools and platforms to extend researcher capacity.

You’ll hear about the scope of work from:

  • Rosie Hicks, CEO, ARDC
  • Jenny Fewster, HASS RDC Program Manager
  • Vanessa Russ and Len Smith, Indigenous Data Network

More information

Wed, 8 September 2021, 3.30 – 4.30 PM AEST, 

The event is free and open to all via online registration.

Have your say & keep in touch on the 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is managing a consultation process via the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap website.

We encourage you to be actively involved in the process and to register to receive updates.

A consultation via an Ideas Jam on Enabling better collaboration with industry is open now.

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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.