What Is AURIN?
AURIN is a national research infrastructure providing urban and regional planning data and tools.
AURIN provides eResearch capabilities to the academic, government and private sectors.
AURIN’S stakeholders are researchers, government, not-for-profits and industry.
We provide access to analytical and mapping tools, as well as thousands of multidisciplinary, clean, spatialised and research ready datasets.
The data and tools we provide enables high-value research that investigates the most urgent and critical problems faced by Australia’s cities and regions.
This research positively impacts the lives and environments of Australians, both now and into the future.
The Future Of AURIN
From July 1 2022, AURIN will change how we provide data to Australia’s research community.
The AURIN Portal and APIs will be retired and we will open the AURIN Data Provider (ADP). The ADP will be the foundation for AURIN to build a new suite of data access and tools.
This platform will provide secure access to:
- data discovery
- data access
- analytical and visualisation tools
We will provide support for existing users to transition to the new ADP. We will also provide an online library of support guides for urban analytic researchers.
The ADP will be continually developed, with tools and models added as they become available.
For example, tools that are being developed as part of the HIP program—the Heat Vulnerability Indicator and the Economic Impact Analysis Tool—will be made available through the ADP once they are completed.
AURIN Platform Components
MyAURIN: A new application for generating the credentials users will need to access the ADP. Users can update profile information with their institution, areas of interest and data licensing.
data.aurin: The existing AURIN data discovery with updated branding and current search capability.
AURIN Data Provider (ADP): A new API for serving data to our users that have created their MyAURIN account.
Tools: Within the platform users will be able to access AURIN Map (existing visualisation tool) and open-source analysis tools (GIS software-QGIS, Python Notebooks and RStudio).
Guides: An online repository of support guides for urban analytic researchers.
AURIN has empowered researchers over the last decade with access to data and analytical tools and the support to use them.
The research they have produced has improved liveability, informed climate change adaption, analysed the employment implications of COVID and more.
This research is critical to Australia as our population grows exponentially and we are faced with climate change challenges. Throughout our transition from Portal to the ADP our commitment to these researchers remains unchanged.