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First five data storage locations announced

A federal government project aimed at transforming the storage of research data has announced that its first five nodes will be in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and Sydney

The AU$50 million Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) project seeks to develop a national network of data stores where research data can be readily accessed, analysed and re-used. It will also support retention and integration of nationally significant data assets, the University of Queensland (UQ) said on 29 November.

Max Lu, UQ’s senior deputy vice-chancellor, said further nodes would be announced soon.

The RDSI project, which UQ administers, was announced in the 2009-10 federal budget and is funded through the Education Investment Fund.