Established in June 2010, the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) is an initiative of the Australian Government and led by The University of Melbourne. AURIN is a national collaboration delivering e-research infrastructure to empower better decisions for Australia’s urban settlements and their future development.

AURIN provides urban researchers, policy and decision-makers with an infrastructure to facilitate web-based access to a wealth of information on urban environments across Australia. AURIN provides live links to some 1,650 datasets and over 100 analytical tools by which urban information can be accessed, interrogated, modelled and simulated.

AURIN is working in partnership with APO as part of the ARC Linked Data PolicyHub II project to build the capacity to provide links between data and analytics in the AURIN environment to resources that can be cited and linked to within the Policy Online database and beyond.