The Australian National Data Service
The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) aims to make Australia's research data assets more valuable for researchers, research institutions and the nation. ANDS offers many guides to aid understanding of research data management (see the section at the bottom of this page).
ANDS' flagship service is the Research Data Australia discovery portal where you can find, access and reuse data for research from Australian research organisations, government agencies and cultural institutions.
The four data transformations
ANDS has developed the concept of data transformations as an aid to understanding research data management. The image below describes the four transformations.