Reflecting on NeSI’s Training Efforts: Past and Future

Fabiana Kubke1, Georgina Rae2, Nick Jones3

1University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, fabiana.kubke@auckland.ac.nz

2New Zealand eScience Infrastructure, Auckland, New Zealand, georgina.rae@nesi.org.nz

3New Zealand eScience Infrastructure, Auckland, New Zealand, nick.jones@nesi.org.nz

 

Training is integral to how NeSI supports New Zealand researchers with the work being driven by a clearly defined Training Strategy.

In late 2017, NeSI worked with Fabiana Kubke to review our achievements in training with a view to developing our future training strategy.

Our approach has been to quantify the outputs and estimate the impact of NeSI’s training activities in proportion to overall sector capacity, and to make some inferences on the possible extent of need. We have done this through the following steps:

  • Estimate workforce capacity for Higher Education Institutes and Crown Research Institutes
  1. Map the use of NeSI infrastructure against these workforce estimates
  2. Identify the reach and gaps in the current NeSI training initiatives

Having reviewed our efforts so far, we are now scoping the training that will be required to truly make a difference to the levels of digital literacy in New Zealand.

This talk will present our findings from these pieces of work.


Biography:

Georgina works as Engagement Manager at the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) looking after NeSI’s various stakeholders through outreach, training and relationship management. She has a background in molecular biology and intellectual property.

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