February 2010

In this issue:

  • Monash e-Research Centre Science Director Wins Prestigious US Award;
  • Request for Keynote Suggestions — eResearch Australasia;
  • ANDS Roadshows, Canberra and Sydney;
  • Share: the newsletter of the Australian National Data Service;
  • The University of Auckland Software and Systems Engineer;
  • About this newsletter.

Monash e-Research Centre Science Director Wins Prestigious US Award

Professor David Abramson of the Faculty of IT, Monash University, has received a 2010 ‘CENIC Innovations in Networking’ award for his project ‘Enhancing Student Exchange Experiences with High Definition Video Conference’. The award, in the category of ‘High Performance Research Applications’, will be presented at the CENIC Annual Conference awards luncheon on the 9th of March in Monterey, California, US.

The MURPA and PRIME undergraduate student exchange programs, coordinated by research labs at Monash University and the University of California, San Diego, were strengthened by a series of innovative High Definition Video linked seminars between both institutions. Arranged by the Faculty of IT and the Monash e-Research Centre, the HDV seminars allowed students, and also their mentors, the opportunity to present and discuss work during the nine week internships.

For more information: http://messagelab.monash.edu.au/MURPAProgramRecognised  or http://www.monash.edu.au/eresearch/)

Debra Truin
Manager, Outreach and Education
Monash e-Research Centre

Request for Keynote Suggestions — eResearch Australasia

Do you know of an engaging, inspiring speaker whom we should invite to give an address at the eResearch Australasia conference?  We’d love to hear about them — please let us know by sending mail to patricia.mcmillan@uq.edu.au.  The conference will be held 8-12 November 2010 in Queensland.  Further information will be available soon.

Patricia McMillan
eResearch Australasia Committee

ANDS Roadshows, Canberra and Sydney

ANDS is pleased to announce that its highly successful series of ANDS Roadshows will continue in Canberra on March 30 and 31, and in Sydney on April 19 and 20.

The Roadshows will be made up of two workshops. There will be a full day workshop on responding to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, plus an introduction to ANDS Services and Products. Further details and registration forms are available at http://ands.org.au/events/roadshow.html.

Dates and registration details for Roadshow visits to Melbourne, Townsville and Darwin will be announced shortly.

Margaret Henty
Manager, Capabilities

Share: the newsletter of the Australian National Data Service

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:

Issue 03 includes:

  • Chair’s report
  • Executive Director’s report
  • ANDS out and about – ANDS engagements
  • NeAT project update
  • Conference reports
  • Focus on research excellence – Aus-e-Stage project
  • ANDS Roadshows
  • DataCite: A new era for research data citation
  • Forthcoming events
  • Meet the ANDS staff – Claire Hollingsworth
  • Institutional approaches to data management support workshop
  • Integrated data services: ANDS and ARCS workshop
  • CAIRSS Community Day

To be notified about our forthcoming newsletters, please use the ANDS newsletter RSS feed, or subscribe to the ANDS General Google Group

Rosemary Vo
Project Officer
ANDS Project Office

The University of Auckland Software and Systems Engineer

Join a small team working directly with New Zealand’s science and research leaders, located at the University of Auckland and collaborating across New Zealand on advanced technology developments for the research sector. Drawing on the latest global approaches, you will design and build bleeding-edge solutions within BeSTGRID’s grid and cloud computing infrastructures, while helping to solve research problems which are often computationally and data intensive, multiscale, and multidisciplinary. The focus is on distributed and parallel computation, large-scale data management, semantics and ontology reconcilliations, and visualisation. This position includes responsibilities for: evolving toolsets and platforms for computational and data intensive research; assisting projects with their use of relevant toolsets and platforms; outreach and engagement with research and development communities to collaboratively develop systems and software, and transfer knowledge and skills.

Closing date: 10th February 2010. Applications will be received on-line and may be submitted up to end of business on the closing date.

For more information, visit: http://tr.im/Lu80

Nick Jones
Director, BeSTGRID
The University of Auckland

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