Australian Learned Academies Data Interworking Network


The Australian Academy of Science is working in collaboration with Australia’s other Learned Academies on a project to understand the data infrastructure, skills and policy required to enable world-leading research.

Led by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), the ‘Australian Learned Academies Data Interworking Network’ project combines the strategic knowledge and experience of the Learned Academies with the national data infrastructure expertise of the ARDC.

Australia’s five Learned Academies and the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) will work together to produce a cross-disciplinary, collaborative report that provides an overview of opportunities to maintain and enhance Australia’s national data infrastructure to support world-leading research.

The Academy of Science will hold a series of discussion workshops with selected Academy Fellows, National Committee members and other experts and stakeholders to inform its contribution to the project.

The findings of the workshops will be used to produce a report that highlights strategic data infrastructure, data policy and skills needs to support excellence in Australian science. An exposure draft of this report will be released in March 2022.

The members of the Academy of Science Steering Committee guiding the project are:

  • Professor Jane Elith FAA, Chair
  • Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FTSE
  • Professor Andy Pitman AO FAA
  • Professor Ginny Barbour
  • Dr Lesley Wyborn
  • Dr Danny Kingsley

This is a 12-month co-investment project between the ARDC, Australia’s five Learned Academies and ACOLA, concluding in mid-2022.

Contact information

For more information regarding this project, please contact Lauren Sullivan, Science Policy Analyst,

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