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Australian National Data Service

Our Vision: More valuable data for Australian research

ANDS is enabling the transformation of:

Data that are: to Structured Collections
that are:
Unmanaged Managed
Disconnected Connected
Invisible Findable
Single-use Reusable


Australian Research Data Commons
ANDS is building the Australian Research Data Commons: a cohesive collection of research resources from all research institutions, to make better use of Australia's research data outputs.

Research Data Australia
Research Data Australia, ANDS’ flagship service, provides a comprehensive window into the Australian Research Data Commons. It is an Internet-based discovery service designed to provide rich connections between data, projects, researchers and institutions, and promote visibility of Australian research data collections in search engines.

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ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program.

The ANDS Members are:

Data Librarians Online Catchup

Theme ‘Stories from the Field'. 8 Oct 2015 12.30-1.15pm AEDT Register

Searching Grants and Projects portal on Research Data Australia

Short 3 min run through on how to search the Grants and Projects portal on Research Data Australia. Watch

ANDS launches Research Vocabularies Australia

ANDS has launched a new controlled vocabulary service of agreed research terms used by Australian researchers. More