Dementias Platform Australia (DPAU) is supported by a grant [3RF1AG057531-01S1] from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to the Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium (COSMIC) led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing’s (CHeBA) Co-Director Professor Perminder Sachdev. COSMIC aims to identify risk and protective factors and biomarkers of cognitive ageing and dementia in diverse ethno-racial groups and geographical settings and currently comprises data from 44 studies across the globe. NIH funding of US$299,204 was granted in 2020 to establish a formalised data archive and enclave to address the limitations of data archiving and sharing within COSMIC.
DPAU access to the Secure eResearch Platform (SeRP) technology hosted at Monash University is supported by a National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) investment [P20E-058, http://doi.org/10.47486/PL058] from Australian Research Data Commons’ (ARDC) Platforms program. This project, led by Monash University, and involving five other Australian universities, aims to deliver a secure, trusted and scalable environment for data sharing, governance, control and management services for researchers. The project expands on the research collaboration established in 2018 between Monash University and Swansea University in the UK to adapt and deploy an instance of Secure eResearch Platform (SeRP) on the ARDC’s Nectar Research Cloud, seeking to provide Scalable Governance, Control & Management of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) Sensitive Research Data. SeRP will underpin DPAU, which is led by CHeBA at UNSW Sydney.