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How can I get a RAiD?

RAiD is a free service from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and may be used by any organisation, lab, institution or similar that takes on the role of a RAiD Service Point.

The service can be accessed for machine-to-machine service by API integration with a platform designated by a RAiD Service Point or by manual minting via the RAiD User Dashboard.  

Local implementation workflow:

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API Integration

The ARDC’s RAiD service API enables the creation of RAiDs via machine-to-machine connection. 

The API is to be integrated with other systems such as research information management systems (RIMS).


Further information can be found via the API playground and Github.


User Dashboard

The ARDC’s RAiD service User Dashboard is designed for users expecting to mint only a very small number of RAiDs, or as an interim arrangement while a machine-to-machine arrangement is established using the API.

The manual minting service can only mint a single identifier at a time. Bulk minting is currently not supported.

A RAiD token is an access key which provides access to edit and populate RAiD metadata records. Tokens may be requested by emailing


Service Point Documents

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