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Launch of Federation University Open Data Collections

15 July 2015

A collaborative data project undertaken by the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) and the Federation University (Federation University) library has seen the launch of two new data sets for public access.

The project, funded by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), was designed to provide open access of Federation University research data that comprises important wildlife survey data.

It is anticipated that the discoverability of these two datasets will raise the profile of the University and will enable increased citations of both the research data and outputs via Goole harvesting of Federation University Rsearch Online records. In addition, the datasets will be available for other researchers and organisations to review and it is hoped that this will encourage further external interest that may lead to new research collaborations and opportunities. 

This project provides the broader community with further evidence of the skills and strengths of Federation University in the area of dataset management, visualisation and spatial technologies.

The launch of the wildlife survey datasets follows the showcasing of ANDs projects in Canberra at a national celebration of the Open Data Projects on 19 June 2015.

Further information about this project is available from Dr Helen Thompson, Director, Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, email:

The datasets can be accessed at:

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