Developing eResearch maturity at Curtin University through the eResearch Special Interest Group

Mr Peter Green1

1Curtin University, Perth, Australia

The eResearch Special Interest Group was established in July 2018 at Curtin University to support, in the area of eResearch, the strategic research objectives of the University.

The eResearch Special Interest Group was directed to focus on future strategic needs and development of eResearch infrastructure, resources, services and programs; drive change through the drafting and discussion of specific issues papers; facilitate the development of eResearch projects capable of attracting external funding; promote effective communication on matters related to eResearch; and provide advice on operational planning, policy and processes related to eResearch.

To achieve these functions the membership of the eResearch Special Interest Group was required to straddle the breadth of the University, encompassing the different areas that provided support for eResearch, draw in research staff active in eResearch, and engage with external organisations that fund and support eResearch.

This presentation will discuss the formation, growth and activities of the eResearch Special Interest Group at Curtin University in those two year, the progress in eResearch that has been made and the challenges that persist.


Peter Green is the Associate Director, Research, Collections, Systems and Infrastructure in the Curtin University Library. He is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and management of library services in support of research, the acquisition, management, discovery and access of scholarly information resources, and information technology, infrastructure and facilities. Peter manages Curtin’s team of Faculty Librarians and is also chair of Curtin’s eResearch Special Interest Group.

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