The ARDC Party Infrastructure Project team is running a survey to gather information about party data from managers of this data in the Australian research sector. Party data is data about a person or organisation and can include name, affiliation, staff ID, field of research, publications etc. Responses to the survey will be used to better inform the project team about the current state of party data in the research sector and to identify potential contributor sources.

An email inviting managers of party data to participate in the survey has gone out to various e-lists including those of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), the CAUL Institutional Repository Support Service (CAIRSS) and the Institutional Repositories Community of Australia and New Zealand. If you are aware of other e-lists that the invitation to participate in the survey could be sent to, please let us know.

If you are a manager of party data please consider participating in the survey.

The survey has 14 questions and is available at