Importance of making scientific data FAIR

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) along with the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and AuScope were the first Australian organisations to support the international Enabling FAIR Data project, convened by the American Geophysical Union. The Australian support and leadership on FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) played an important role in the successful application for a grant from Arnold Ventures, that enabled the breakthrough needed to help make data a valued first class object of research, particularly in the publication process. The Nature article Make scientific data FAIR, published 4 June 2019, shows how far the FAIR principles have been adopted, es

Galaxy Australia wins three Queensland iAwards

Galaxy Australia won three trophies at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) Queensland state iAwards on Tuesday, 4 June, including the top prize, the Queensland Premier's iAward for Public Sector Innovation. The Hon. Mick de Brenni, Queensland’s Minister for Digital Technology, presented Galaxy Australia with the Queensland Premier’s iAward at a gala event at the Rydges hotel, South Bank, Brisbane. "When it comes to being proud of fellow Queenslanders, it’s hard to look past an initiative that allows scientists to identify resolutions to genetic conditions that cause terminal cancer and debilitating disease,” said Mr de Brenni. “To put it simply, this application could fi

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