Universities play an essential role in driving Australia’s open data agenda through their research programs, as producers and users of vast amounts of data in their own right, and as educators of Australia's data analysts and data scientists.

Data is now recognised as a key economic asset underpinning Australia’s transformation into an innovation nation. At a time when other countries are investing in their data, Australia’s capacity to remain competitive is contingent on its ability to harness the value of its data to drive innovation, productivity and economic growth. Australia is well-positioned to do so, with our globally renowned facilities and Australian researchers leading the way on innovative methods to link and integrate data.

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