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Research data and the ANDS agenda in Australia

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Talk given for University of Melbourne Immersive Informatics, September 3, 2013

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Research data and the ANDS agenda in Australia

  1. 1. Research  data  and  the   ANDS  agenda  in   Australia   Dr  Andrew  Treloar,  Director  of   Technology   1  CC-­‐BY  @atreloar  
  2. 2. CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   2   Landscape   CC BY-NC-ND https://secure.flickr.com/photos/29883892@N06/
  3. 3. CC-­‐BY  @atreloar  
  4. 4. ANDS  Overview   §  Commenced  in  2009   §  Commonwealth  funded  through  to  mid-­‐2015   §  CollaboraJon  between  Monash,  ANU,  CSIRO   §  Staff  of  35,  mostly  in  Melbourne  and  Canberra   §  Funded  to  be  “the  voice  for  data”   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   4  
  5. 5. Support   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   5   CC BY-NC https://secure.flickr.com/photos/yewenyi/
  6. 6. ANDS  enables  transformaJon  of:   From  Data:   " Unmanaged   " Disconnected   " Invisible   " Single  use   To  Structured  CollecJons:   " Managed   " Connected   " Findable   " Reusable   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   6   so  that  Australian  researchers  can  easily  publish,   discover,  access  and  use/re-­‐use  research  data.     NaJonal  Policy  Context  
  7. 7. Policy  Environment   §  Office  of  Chief  ScienJst  chairs   §  Australian  Research  Commiee  which  will  receive   §  The  Australian  Research  Data  Infrastructure   Strategy  which  is  being  wrien  by  the   §  Research  Data  Infrastructure  Commiee  (p.  7  of   PDF)   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   7  
  8. 8. 2011  Strategic  Roadmap  for   Australian  Research   Infrastructure   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   8   §  hp:// www.innovaJon.gov.au/ Science/Documents/ 2011StrategicRoadmapforA ustralianResearchInfrastruct ure.pdf    
  9. 9. 2012  Na;onal  Research   Investment  Plan   §  hp:// www.innovaJon.gov.au/ Research/Documents/ NaJonalResearchInvestmen tPlan.pdf     CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   9  
  10. 10. Policy  Environment   §  NaJonal  compeJJve  grant  funders   §  Australian  Research  Commission   §  NaJonal  Health  and  Medical  Research  Commission   §  Australian  public  datasets   §  data.gov.au   §  AU  has  just  joined  Open  Government  Partnership   §  and  has  to  develop  whole-­‐of-­‐government  acJon  plan   §  ANDS  is  briefing  all  of  the  above  players   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   10  
  11. 11. ANDS  AcJvity  to  date   §  200+  funded  projects  at  (mostly)  universiJes   across  advocacy,  data/metadata  capture,   collecJon  registraJon,  data  combinaJon   §  Range  of  naJonal  service  offerings:   §  PublicaJon     §  people  can  register  existence  of  data  holdings   §  Discovery   §  people  can  discover  data  holdings  in  variety  of  ways   §  CitaJon   §  people  can  get  and  resolve  DataCite  DOIs   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   11  
  12. 12. ANDS  AcJvity  to  mid-­‐2015   §  Work  with  partners  to  support  their  research  data   ambiJons  in  pursuit  of  delivery  of  naJonal  high-­‐ value  collecJons   §  ConJnue  to  maintain  naJonal  service  offerings   §  Provide  resource  of  experJse  for  insJtuJonal  and   government  space   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   12  
  13. 13. InternaJonal   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   13  
  14. 14. InternaJonal  data  environment  (sample)   §  Discipline  bodies   §  some  of  whom  are  also  part  of  ICSU   §  InternaJonal  Council  for  Science   §  ICSU  World  Data  System   §  ICSU  Commiee  on  Data  for  Science  and   Technology  (CODATA)   §  DataCite   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   14  
  15. 15. 15 §  Formed in 2012 by research funders from §  EU (500M) §  US (300M) §  AU (23M) §  Members in every continent except Antarctica §  But strongly biased towards US, Europe §  Plenary 2 taking place in Washington DC in September 2013 §  https://www.rd-alliance.org/future-events Research Data Alliance Overview CC-­‐BY  @atreloar  
  16. 16. 16 §  Interest Groups §  people concerned with a particular class of problems (by discipline or by kind) §  may have ongoing existence §  will probably spin off series of working groups §  Working Groups §  focussed on a particular problem §  will run for 12-18 months §  will produce a piece of infrastructure (broadly interpreted) for deployment §  should lead to more data being exchanged Working Groups and Interest Groups CC-­‐BY  @atreloar  
  17. 17. 17 §  Australian representatives heavily involved in formation process §  Australians represented on range of governance bodies §  Council: Dr Ross Wilkinson §  Secretariat: Dr Stefanie Kethers §  Technical Advisory Board: Dr Andrew Treloar §  Plenary 3 being organised by Australia together with Ireland in Dublin in March 2014 Australian input into RDA CC-­‐BY  @atreloar  
  18. 18. QuesJons?   §  @atreloar     §  hp://www.slideshare.net/atreloar/research-­‐ data-­‐and-­‐the-­‐ands-­‐agenda-­‐in-­‐australia   CC-­‐BY  @atreloar   18  

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