Data Hubs

AURIN has set up a series of Data Hubs accross Australia. A Data Hub is a single access point that:

  • Allows users to search for a variety of data;
  • Allows users to access and use this data;
  • Provides data in a discrete set of formats;
  • Creates a discussion/feedback loop between custodians and users;
  • Allows users/data custodians to contribute data to the hub; and
  • Provides information about the data (metadata).

AURIN Data Hubs catalogue useful datasets distributed accross the internet, so data is stored in a central system and distributed through a common service format. Collaboration and interaction between a community of data users and data owners is what differentiates the AURIN Data Hub concept from the data warehouse and geoportal concepts. This collaboration has direct benefits for data custodians, and clearly addresses the issues of discovery, access, and format diversity of research data. This includes access to private or restricted data, not just open or free data.

Data hub projects

Listed below are the AURIN Data Hubs projects and the collaborating institution:

TitlePartner Institution
North-west Melbourne projectAURIN/Australian National Data Service (ANDS)
Project landscapeAustralian Property Monitors
Sydney housing demonstrator data hubUniversity of New South Wales
ABS federated data hub access and evaluation projectionThe University of Queensland/ Australian Bureau of Statistics
Brisbane data hubQueensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)
WA data hubPlanning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC)
Adelaide data hubThe University of Adelaide
PSMA data hubPublic Sector Mapping Agency (PSMA)
GeoScience NEXIS data hubGeoScience Australia
BITRE data hubCentre for Spatial Data Infrastructures &
Land Administration (CSDILA)
Townsville data hubQueensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)
Illawarra data hubUniversity of Wollongong
ACT data hubNATSEM, CURF, Intersect
Metro ARIA regional accessibility indexThe University of Adelaide
& Flows Framework
Data Integration
The University of Melbourne