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Long-lived Collections: the future of Australia's research data

Tuesday, September 11, 2007. 9:00am - 5:00pm.

National Library of Australia, Theatre, LG1

Program | Parking | Presentations

Although the current research environment is characterised by massive quantities of data, the ability to harness these data to solve complex problems is often hampered by inadequate data management practices - Data for Science [PMSEIC Working Group Report], December 2006.

How can we develop a policy framework for research data management? Who has the administrative responsibility for research data?

How will Australia’s research infrastructure cope with the challenge of managing the data that our researchers are producing?

How will the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council’s Data for Science Working Group be implemented?

Will the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) include an Australian National Data Service? If so, what will be the features of this new service?

What is the current thinking of our policy makers on this challenge, and how are other countries coping with the same issues?

What are the issues from the perspective of the Australian science or humanities researcher? And from the perspective of those who are managing our data archives?

This event is brought to you by the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories, which is working to foster the sound management of scholarly assets in digital format.

Who should attend?

This event is designed to foster discussion about these issues. It is a must for research administrators, research funding bodies, research policy makers, data archive owners, and all those with an interest in seeing that the data generated by Australian research will be well managed for future access


Speakers will include:

  • Professor Ian Chubb, Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University
  • Dr Evan Arthur, Group Manager, Innovation and Research Systems Group, Department of Education, Science and Training
  • Dr Warwick Cathro, National LIbrary of Australia
  • Dr Ray Norris, CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility
  • Professor Graeme Turner, Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • Dr Kaarin Anstey, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University
  • Dr Markus Buchhorn, Director ICT Environments, Division of Information, Australian National University
  • Mr Steve Matheson, Head of the National Statistical Service Leadership Branch of the Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Dr Anne Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology

Other contributors to this important discussion will include Professor Warwick Anderson, Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council; Keith Webster, University Librarian, University of Queensland, Dr Angela Bridgland, University Librarian, University of Melbourne and Cathrine Harboe-Ree, University Librarian, Monash University.


There is no charge to attend this forum.

This event is subsidised by the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories which is funded to do outreach work in this area by the Department of Education, Science and Training as part of the Commonwealth Government's "Backing Australia's Ability - An Innovative Action Plan for the Future".


Registrations have now closed. Contact us if you really need to come.

Cancellations and substitutions

Cancellations should be notified in writing to Substitutions can be made but it is preferred that these be notified well before the event.

Parking information

There is to be a major pop concert on the evening of 11 September in the vicinity of the National Library. The site map provides information about carpark closures. Road closures will occur later in the day.


Those who need to book accommodation in Canberra may like to consider University House on the campus of the Australian National University. The cost for a single room with breakfast is $117.