The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) has developed the HeSANDA (Health Studies Australian National Data Asset) Initiative to build national infrastructure to support the sharing and reuse of health research data. The program seeks to accelerate research and innovation in the research community, ultimately providing benefits for the health of Australia’s population.
Co-designed by the health research community, the national data asset will be built from the outputs of health studies, initially focusing on investigator-initiated clinical trials as proof of concept.
The program’s three key priorities include:
The project is currently in the Infrastructure Phase which will run until the end of 2022/mid 2023.
Nine nodes (clusters or research organisations), including the Queensland Node, have been established to support the infrastructure development of the HeSANDA initiative.
Priorities of the HeSANDA Queensland Node
The CSIRO Australian Centre for E-Health Research, with the support of Health Translation Queensland, is leading the Queensland Node, in collaboration with Queensland partners.
The Queensland Node’s focus is to establish systems, processes and relationships that enable FAIR principles for clinical trial data. The partners are working together to:
HeSANDA Queensland Node Partner Organisations:
The Queensland HeSANDA Node Team reviews project performance under the guidance of the ARDC.
The Queensland Node Team includes:
The Queensland node of the HeSANDA project has received investment from ARDC. ARDC is funded by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) as a response to the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap (initially 2018).
How can you contribute?
If you are a Principal Investigator who is interested in learning more about sharing your clinical trial data, please contact the Queensland Node Lead Dr David Hansen, CEO of AEHRC CSIRO, at email@example.com
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