LIBER / Helmholtz Webinar: Systems and Services – Adding Value For Research Data Assets

Posted: 23-05-2017

LIBER’s Working Group on Scientific Information Infrastructures is collaborating with Helmholtz to run two editions of an Open Science Webinar in June. Join us to hear how research institutions in Australia are maximising the value of their research data assets and for a discussion about how to create value from open data.

More About This Webinar

Research data infrastructure and services at universities and research institutions are constantly evolving to make better use of technology and to better meet the needs of researchers and other stakeholders. The first part of this webinar will look at five strategies Australian research institutions have used to maximise the value of their research data assets:

  1. Revise institutional data management strategic plan
  2. Rethink data management plans and tools
  3. Connect and integrate research systems
  4. Track project activities, contributors and outputs
  5. Leverage skills and knowledge gained through the ANDS 23 (research data) Things program

The second part of this webinar will look at science as a service and how to create value from Open Data.

Access to data from publicly funded research is becoming more freely available in all OECD member states, at the same time research organisations are expected to transfer research innovation into technology. But how can Open Data be turned into value-added services or products and offered to industry against a fee without violating the principles of Open Access to Data?

We will explain how CSIRO uses Virtual Research Environment (VRE) to provide “Science as a Service” as paid services, based on open science data. This is also an interesting example of technology transfer with a low barrier to adoption by industry partners. Our speakers will report on our first experiences of offering such services, in particular to SMEs.


  • Natasha Simons, Senior Research Data Management Specialist, Australian National Data Service, Australia
  • Jens Klump, OCE Science Leader Earth Science Informatics, CSIRO, Australia


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