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About us

AgReFed improves the sharing and reuse of Australian agricultural research datasets, metadata, and data related products.

Our vision

AgReFed is a cooperative of Data Provider Communities with a shared vision to:

“enable Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) agricultural data to accelerate innovation and increase the profitability and sustainability of Australian agriculture”

through the creation of a unifying federation for the sharing of agricultural data amongst like-minded Data Provider Communities.

Our mission

AgReFed is committed to pursuing a shared mission to:

“unlock the potential of agricultural data from Australian research organisations, government, agricultural producers and other agricultural industry players”

by providing a data sharing platform enabling the use of FAIR data to increase the application of knowledge, accelerate innovation and improve decision making.

AgReFed pursues this mission by:

  • Bringing together and aligning independent organisations to make strategic and technical decisions about data sharing
  • Providing a governance and data stewardship framework for collective decision making
  • Providing the infrastructure, tools, and resources for Data Provider Communities to develop the capacity to make agricultural data FAIR
  • Enabling increasingly FAIR data from research organisations to be available for use by the broader agricultural research community
  • Incorporating and enabling access to complementary data important to agricultural research
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