Since its inception in 2008, ANDS has worked with research institutions and other partners on a series of major program streams incorporating hundreds of individual projects. We work collaboratively with our partners to increase the value of research data and enhance capability.
A list of our major project programs is below. Detailed information about individual projects, including contact details, software and source codes, is available via the ANDS Project Registry site.
Trusted Research Outputs (2016 - 2017)
The Trusted Research Output projects are working with six of the NeCTAR VLs to capture and expose trust-enhancing information for a range of research outputs.
Trusted Data Repositories (2016 - 2017)
Implementing a number of trusted data repository services to understand what that involves for different disciplines and institutions. The intention is to improve the trustworthiness of data repository services for these institutions and disciplines, and to learn what is needed to move beyond simple data storage services. A number of the projects will also use the RDA/WDS Trusted Data Repository checklist to inform their development activity and assess the resulting services.
High Value Collections (2016 - 2017)
The High Value Collections (HVC) program builds on open data collections where ANDS will partner with 25 institutions to form collections of strategic significance to them, which are tied into national initiatives and other relevant NCRIS facilities. Most of these collections will be openly available, enabling the discovery of the rich data being produced and making optimal use of national facilities. The highlight of this program will be building capability at the institutions and forming collections that exploit Australia’s research data infrastructure.
High Value Collections meets NCRIS (2016 - 2017)
Building on the High Value Collections (HVC) program, ANDS partnered with fourteen institutions to connect Collections from the HVC program into national initiatives and other relevant NCRIS facilities. Most of these collections will be openly available, enabling the discovery of the rich data and making optimal use of national facilities.
Collection Enhancement Partnerships (2016 - 2017)
ANDS is continuing to work on increasing the value of existing collections; through sharing and making data open, but also through other transformations, particularly enhancing the usage of data. ANDS is engaging in partnerships with selected institutions and contributes a combination of effort and funds, through Collection Enhancement Partnerships. The resulting enhanced research data collections will enable research over richer data and promote the data assets of the institution.
Institutional Research Data Capabilities (2015 - 2017)
Through the Institutional Research Data Capability Program ANDS has reached out to research organisations in areas that had not worked on research data through ANDS funded projects in the past. The organisations targeted in this program are the medical research institutes and the CRCs. Through this program ANDS has funded four exemplar projects addressing questions around research data typical for these organisations and these areas.