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The ANDS, Nectar and RDS partnership

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ANDS, Research Data Services (RDS) and National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (Nectar) are creating an aligned set of joint investments to deliver transformation in the research sector. This includes bringing together our 2017/18 Business Plans.

Our approach

Building on and leveraging previous investments and relationships developed by ANDS, RDS and Nectar, our programs for 2017/18 include:

  1. Research Domain Program: Responding to research domain and research community data infrastructure needs.
  2. Research Data Platforms: Underpinning compute, storage and services infrastructure to support the data and informatics needs of Australian research and industry.
  3. Sector-wide support and engagement: Planning, coordination and leadership to further policy development, international engagement, progress a national skills strategy and support the building and sharing of data assets across the sector.

What this means for partners

We will continue to focus our work directly with NCRIS infrastructure providers, Australian research sector organisations and institutional partners to support the programs above.

The alignment of ANDS, Nectar and RDS will create a comprehensive streamlined environment enhancing partner and industry engagement. The efficiencies gained from synchronising our projects will allow us to provide benefits across the research community.

We are continuing to work together on joint events and training opportunities throughout the year, including the Monthly Tech Talks series and a joint booth at the eResearch Australasia conference in October 2017.