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ARDC RDA Registry Software is open source and is available at our GitHub page

The Metadata Registry, the Portal and the Access Management System is packaged in the same repository and is internally identified as ANDS Registry Core. This PHP codebase serves as the core functionality of the ARDC Registry Software package. The codebase is available at and can either be downloaded as a zip file or cloned from

The Harvester code is available at This module works closely with the ANDS Registry Core codebase.

The Handle Serive (previously known as PIDs Service) code is available at

The RIFCS Java API is available at

License Terms

Unless otherwise specified, all ARDC Online Services software is Copyright 2009 The Australian National University and licensed under the Apache License version 2.0 ( Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


As a standard, we normally clone/install our software at /var/www/core. This will require sufficient changes in httpd.conf to allow The root document to resolve to this directory. For more installation instruction, refer to our installation documentation. 


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