ARDC Data Retention Project Phase 1: Existing Collections

  • Powell, David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Soo, Ai-Lin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kannan, Anitha (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Groenewegen, David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bonnington, Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Goscinski, Wojtek (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Data Retention project is a 3-year (2020-2023) partnership model to support the retention of valuable Australian research data collections and to transition use of controlled international metadata standards that enable access, reuse and impact assessment of these collections. The project will drive an uplift in the description of data collections with 13 standard metadata elements. The ARDC will invite participation from all eligible organisations. The first phase of this project concerns the ARDC responsibilities to existing legacy collections inherited from the RDSI and RDS initiatives.

Monash considers the Data Retention Project aims as novel, requiring a transformation in research culture and capability. This is a challenge. Our critical mass of experts and institutional roles across the research data lifecycle, which combined are uniquely posed to address this challenge.
Effective start/end date13/10/2030/06/23


  • FAIR
  • RDSI
  • data management