ATSIDA was established to assist researchers and the institutions in which they work. ATSIDA works with researchers to collect research data and provide a long term archiving solution for the data and the management of its reuse. ATSIDA does not compete with other organisations to obtain data – if there is a more relevant or logical home for the long-term preservation of research data for a particular study, we encourage you to use it.
ATSIDA also works closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to which datasets relate. Repatriation of research data relating to the community from which it came is a particular commitment for ATSIDA.
We aim to assist with management of digital research data that often sits outside of the collections held in traditional institutions such as libraries, archives and museums. We collaborate closely with organisations such as AIATSIS to ensure coordination of protocols and resources across communities.