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Health Studies Australian National Data Asset (HeSANDA)


The Health Studies Australian National Data Asset (HeSANDA) is a national program that makes health and medical research data easier to find. It facilitates access, sharing and reuse of research data, resulting in a reduction in research waste, improvements in researcher collaboration, and an opportunity to answer new research questions. It aims to support more efficient and effective research to help improve health outcomes.

The research community across Australia has been working together through HeSANDA to develop Health Data Australia, a catalogue for health and medical researchers to register a description of their research so it’s easy to discover.

HeSANDA is a national initiative of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and is supported by National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is a collaboration of 9 HeSANDA nodes that represent over 70 health research organisations across Australia.

HeSANDA began in 2021 and continues under the ARDC’s People Research Data Commons.

Read this flyer to learn more about HeSANDA, its value, how it works and the HeSANDA network.


HeSANDA Flyer - Digital 3-11-23.pdf

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Reusing data to accelerate research and better health outcomes