Project | Australia’s Data-Enabled Research Futures: The Social Sciences

June 2021 - June 2022

Australia’s Data Enabled Research Future was a collaboration between Australia’s Learned Academies, the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).

The final report outlines:

  1. What a fully-developed research data ecosystem could deliver for the social sciences and to Australians more broadly
  2. Critical issues that need to be addressed in order for a fully-developed Research Data Commons to operate effectively in the social sciences
  3. Priorities for investment over the next 5 to 10 years.

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Roundtable | Social Sciences Research Infrastructure

Canberra, 5th April 2022

On Tuesday, April 5, representatives from Australian universities, research institutes, community organisations, Academies, public collections and data agencies convened in Canberra to discuss opportunities to enhance planning and investment in social science research infrastructure.

The discussion covered physical and digital data repositories; governance and policy frameworks to control and manage access, privacy, and security; the increasingly sophisticated tools and technologies used to connect and analyse information; and the need for a highly-skilled workforce of researchers, methodologists, data scientists and engineers.

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Professor Mark Western FASSA (The University of Queensland), Jenny Fewster (Program Manager, HASS RDC and Indigenous Research Capability, Australian Research Data Commons)