AURIN and the Sustainable Development Goals

Xavier Goldie



Humanities, Arts and Social Science researchers will get access to cutting-edge online tools and services thanks to $1.1 million in new funds for a collaborative virtual laboratory project. The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Data Enhanced Virtual Lab (DEVL) will bring together fragmented data, tools and services into a shared workspace.

Key outcomes from the project will be:

  • Lowering barriers to entry for HASS infrastructure
  • Increased interoperability between existing HASS platforms
  • More joined up data landscape
  • Data curation for better reuse, reproduction, and publishing of research data sets
  • Game-changing skills and training activities

The project will receive $625,000 from ANDS, Nectar and RDS through their joint DEVL/RDC program. That funding will be boosted by another $475,000 in co-investment by project partners, taking the project’s total investment to $1.1 million.

Partner organisations include:

  • eResearch SA Limited (University of South Australia, University of Adelaide and Flinders University)
  • Australian Data Archive (Australian National University)
  • Alveo (Macquarie University)
  • University of Melbourne
  • Griffith University
  • AARNet

AeRO is the industry association focused on eResearch in Australasia. We play a critical coordination role for our members, who are actively transforming research via Information Technology. Organisations join AeRO to advance their own capabilities and services, to collaborate and to network with peers. AeRO believes researchers and the sector significantly benefit from greater communication, coordination and sharing among the increasingly different and evolving service providers.