AURIN for Academic Researchers and Students

AURIN is a game-changing academic resource, providing access to thousands of datasets and analytical tools to empower research, teaching and learning into all aspects of Australia’s towns and cities.

ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS

AURIN provides Australian academic researchers:

  • Access the most up-to-date network of urban settlements researchers/institutions, databases, data providers and e-research tools relevant to contemporary urban issues
  • Improve analytical capabilities to enhance innovation, creativity and collaborative ventures
  • Support more productive research, forensic investigations and subsequent publications.

“Knowing that AURIN provided access [to data] in this way helped us to frame a question that we ordinarily wouldn’t have been able to answer.”

—Professor Jodie McVernon, Director of Doherty Epidemiology, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

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Does AURIN have the right datasets to support my research?

There is a dataset I want access to, but AURIN currently doesn’t have it

I have a dataset I’ve created and I’d like other researchers to use it

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“The best part about AURIN was knowing that trustworthy official data was readily accessible, with no tiring and off-putting email trails required.”

—Dr Sarah Taylor, RMIT University

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I would like to learn how to use the AURIN Workbench.

I would like to use the AURIN APIs for my research.

How do I cite AURIN and AURIN datasets in my research?

“We now prefer to use AURIN and get the data immediately and then spend our time doing research. It used to take us days or in some cases weeks to chase and collect relevant data sets, we can do it in just seconds. AURIN is an outstanding resource.”

—Professor Marcus White, Professor of Urban Design, Swinburne University

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I would like to partner or collaborate with AURIN for my research

I would like to share the outcomes of my research

What other tools does AURIN have that I might be able to use?

LECTURERS AND TEACHERS

I would like to integrate AURIN into my undergraduate teaching – do you have any existing material?

Can AURIN help me shape some new teaching materials specific to my undergraduate course?

I’m a high school geography teacher: Can AURIN help me deliver some of my content?

“AURIN connects urban planning students with extensive data, via an interface that is relatively intuitive and ultimately very powerful and an analytical tool. The online portal allows students much more accessibility to engage with the data and tools.”

—Professor Joe Hurley, RMIT University

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UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

AURIN provides Australian University Students:

  • An interactive teaching and learning tool that includes spatial, statistical analysis and modelling, plus advanced visualisation
  • Access powerful contemporary e-infrastructure, integrated databases and a network of leading researchers that can assist them in their studies and facilitate their research.

“It would have been close to impossible for me to conduct the research as a Masters paper. It may have been possible if the researcher was an experienced researcher had extensive contact with APM to gain access to that data but I was really just an amateur and purchasing it was not an option.”

—Eileen Sim, The University of Melbourne

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Does AURIN have the right datasets to assist with my study?

There is a dataset I want access to, but AURIN currently doesn’t have it

Can AURIN help me promote my research more widely?

“I really noticed the difference for equivalent NSW data that was not available on AURIN: I did eventually obtain the data but there were many forms and emails and to-ing and fro-ing, it was not conducive to research”

—Dr Sarah Taylor, RMIT University

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I would like to learn how to use the AURIN Workbench.

I would like to use the AURIN APIs for my studies.

How do I cite AURIN and AURIN datasets in my work?