In this issue:
The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) is seeking feedback in response to an implementation discussion paper on the Government’s $50 million Super Science Research Data Storage initiative.
A discussion paper outlining three proposed models for the project is available from the Department’s website at: www.innovation.gov.au/Section/science . Responses should be emailed to: email@example.com
The closing date for responses back to the Department is COB 14 May 2010.
Research Infrastructure Branch
Science and Infrastructure Division
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
21st Century Research – Where Computing Meets Data
The voyage of 21st Century discovery is enabled by new technologies, new research methods, and above all new collaborations. At the nexus where computing meets data, researchers are using advanced visualisation, simulation and modelling to create and explore new knowledge terrains. Making this happen requires a large number of people working together — on making it possible to re-use data, on supporting collaboration, on developing standards, policies and practices, on networks, on access and security, on pushing the boundaries of computing power, and on tools to make sense of all the information.
Researchers, practitioners, leaders and communicators in Science, Engineering, the Humanities and the Arts – what new terrains are you exploring? Join us on the journey.
The Call for Participation is now open. Submissions are due 30 June 2010. Please see www.eresearch.edu.au for further details and to register as an author.
eResearch Australasia Committee
Salary: Level SM1/C6, $106,539 – $110, 929 per annum or salary commensurate with employee qualifications and experience (plus 17% superannuation and salary packaging options)
eResearch SA seeks to appoint a dynamic Director who has the vision to transform research practices in South Australia.
This fixed-term position is available from 1st July 2010 for a period of three years in the first instance. Based at the University of Adelaide, eResearch SA is a collaborative joint venture between the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia. It was established in 2007 to provide eResearch support, training, and infrastructure for South Australia’s vibrant research community.
The Director will have exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, a strong record of innovative achievement as a leader, and a demonstrated knowledge and awareness of state and national eResearch agendas. Suitably qualified and experienced professionals with a demonstrated understanding of the underlying technologies, solutions and support required in this key leadership role should apply.
More information, including the position description and information package is available from www.adelaide.edu.au/jobs/current/15240/ or alternatively contact Mr James Tizard, telephone: 08 8303 5166, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email applications to email@example.com by the closing date, 14 May 2010.
Executive Communications Officer, eResearch SA
Registration is still open for the forthcoming ANDS Roadshow to be held in Melbourne on May 10 and 11 at the Melbourne Town Hall and will be taken until cob Tuesday May 4.
The ANDS Roadshow is made up of two separate workshops. One is a day on responding to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. This covers such issues as the division of responsibilities between institution and researcher, the provision of policy, services and infrastructure frameworks to support the research data requirements of the Code, Governance, ANDS services of benefit to the administration of research, data sharing, the importance of data management, data management issues such as copyright, access, record keeping and data retention and impediments to complying with the Code.
Full details of this can be found at http://ands.org.au/events/roadshow-code.html.
The other is a short introduction to ANDS services and products, details of which can be found at http://ands.org.au/events/roadshow-services.html
The roadshows are designed for
The registration form for the Melbourne Roadshow is at http://ands.org.au/events/melbourne10-05-2010/registration-melbourne.html
Building Capabilities Program Manager
Australian National Data Service
The Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS) has integrated its new website with the Australian Access Federation (AAF) for easier access to its services and even stronger security protocols. The site (www.arcs.org.au) now conveniently allows users to access ARCS services with their identity provider credentials.
ARCS’ new site is designed to give the best possible user experience – with information simple to find and easy to understand. Researchers can quickly discover how ARCS can assist them, and make the most of every visit.
Please note that the website is a work in progress. We look forward to providing users with additional information and functionality throughout the coming months.
For more information, please contact Susan Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marketing and Outreach Manager, ARCS
Monash University is partnering with some of the country’s leading technology providers and research institutions to establish an advanced image processing facility that will enable scientists to create, view and analyse high-resolution scientific images and 3D-models previously too large to visualise.
The Multi-modal Australian Sciences Imaging and Visualisation Environment, to be known as MASSIVE, is the first facility of its kind in Australia and will open in August 2010.
Read more from Monash Memo (27/4/10): http://www.monash.edu.au/news/newsline/story/1610
Manager, Outreach and Education
Monash e-Research Centre
A revolutionary online data management program developed by Monash researchers is being used by scientists at the Australian Synchrotron and exported to institutions around the world.
Read more from Monash Memo (28/4/10): http://www.monash.edu.au/news/monashmemo/assets/includes/content/20100428/stories-uni-news3.html
Manager, Outreach and Education
Monash e-Research Centre
An electronic version (pdf) of the latest issue of Share: the newsletter of the Australian National Data Service is now available from the ANDS website at:
http://ands.org.au/newsletters/index.html. Issue 04 includes:
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