The mission of the Data Access Portal is to provide access to CSIRO's research data and ensure its long term preservation and persistence.
The objective of the CSIRO Research Data Service is to ensure that the organisation captures, publishes and manages the right data to support innovation, collaboration and scientific integrity. The Research Data Service will:
- ensure research data under the custodianship of CSIRO is securely stored, easily located and where appropriate, accessible to others for reuse;
- provide the ability to publish data to support reproducibility and research integrity;
- manage data in an increasingly collaborative research environment;
- respond to government and funding body requirements to share the data rising from publicly funded research.
The service is collaboration between Information Management & Technology teams as well as research partners to deliver a holistic solution for the management of research data in CSIRO. The Data Access Portal (DAP) is the point of capture, and discovery portal, for CSIRO’s research data assets.
Through data.gov.au, Research Data Australia and other subject discipline portals, CSIRO will make available data collections and/or descriptions of data collections which are across a broad range of disciplines and will increase availability of the data.