Research data & Interoperability

What does Interoperability really mean for your Research Data?

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is offering researchers a webinar on what Interoperability means for your Research Data.

When: Monday 15th April

Time: 11.30am (Adelaide time)

Register here:

Interoperability is one of the four pillars of the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), but it can be one of the more difficult aspects of FAIR to achieve.

“Data interoperability addresses the ability of systems and services that create, exchange and consume data to have clear, shared expectations for the contents, context and meaning of that data.” (

The FAIR principles refer to the interoperability of both data and metadata, and mention vocabularies, shared languages for knowledge representation, and qualified reference to metadata. What does this all mean, and how does it work in practice? Join us for this webinar where we unpack just what interoperability means, talk about why it’s so useful, and how it can be done in practice. You’ll have an opportunity to talk to our specialists Bruce Simons from Federation University, and Jonathan Yu from CSIRO, so bring your burning questions!

If you would like more information about how the library can help make your research data available, get in contact with us:


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