In this issue:
To register visit http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/registration/
The conference theme is emPower eResearch. Confirmed featured speakers includeDr Clifford Jacobs, National Science Foundation (NSF), Professor Anne Trefethen, Director Oxford eResearch Centre, Rudolf Dimper, Head of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) Computing Services Division (CSD) and Prof Jeffrey Shaw, Dean and Chair.
Launch of the Developers Lounge & Challenges
This year we have a dedicated ‘developers lounge’ at the eResearch conference. The lounge will provide developers the opportunity to meet mentors, talk with fellow developers and may be used for informal training / sharing sessions. The Developers Lounge will be accompanied by challenges and the Hardware Hack event on Sunday 28th October at the University of Sydney. For more information click here.
For discounted flights to and from the Conference please contact Flight Supporter – Campus Travel UQ for your booking.
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If you wish to book by phone please contact +61 7 3393 8855 and quote “eResearch”.
I look forward to seeing you at the conference!
Viviani Paz, eResearch Australasia Co-chair
RDSI will host a Summit as part of the eResearch Australasia Conference on Thursday, 1 November 2012 in Sydney.
Topics will include:
Register for the RDSI Summit here
RDSI Summit Enquiries:firstname.lastname@example.org
CSIRO has recently released two linked repositories providing access to research data and publications. CSIRO’s Research Publications Repository (RPR) contains records of more than 80 years of research publications, including journal articles, conference papers, books and reports. Recent records may link to full-text publications, where copyright and confidentiality conditions permit. The RPR also enables linking of publications to associated data held in CSIRO’s Data Access Portal (DAP), a secure repository for long term storage and management of CSIRO’s high value and unique data. The DAP has the capability to publish data externally through assigning DOIs to facilitate data citation. Public records in the DAP are harvested to Research Data Australia, which further improves access to CSIRO’s research data assets.
Information: Anna Borg email@example.com Phone +61 2 6214 2915
Vendor Panel selection update:
We are pleased to announce the addition of 2 new vendors to the vendor panel. At this stage the following vendors comprise the CAUDIT/RDSI Vendor Panel:
Discussions with other vendors are under way and we anticipate that additional vendors will be placed on the Vendor Panel subject to satisfactory proposal clarifications. For details of the Independent Vendor Panel Evaluation Committee please click here.
Vendor Panel Contacts
Contact details for the Vendor Panel members are available here.
Further updates will be posted on this page.
How to access the Vendor Panel information?
Nodes can access this information by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Universities can access this information by authenticating to CAUDIT Connect website (https://connect.caudit.edu.au) under Procurement Community of Practice, using the Australian Access Federation (AAF) or NZ Access Federation (Tuakiry).
The national Data Fabric provides the Australian research community great value. Presently the national Data Fabric middleware and associated interfaces are being upgraded by iVEC to provide greater robustness. This development is already underway and will be completed fully operational by 31st October 2012.
It is expected that over the next five weeks (1st August – 31st August) there will be outages at various points. Whilst the development team will keep this to a minimum, outages are unavoidable. Planned service outage will include:
Further dates of outage will be advertised via http://www.ivec.org/services/data-services/national-data-fabric and will be reported on Twitter; follow us: @eresearchativec
Support for the National Data Fabric
Although iVEC are providing operational support, all support requests from researchers using the national Data Fabric should be received via the former ARCS help desk in the first instance: email@example.com
Research Data Australia is now delivering more of what you want to see and offers more powerful search and discovery features, such as:
Custom feeds—the latest content delivered to you via RSS subscription or Twitter
Browse by subject—browse and search RDA by subject (more controlled vocabularies to come in the future)
Filter by license type—Find data that you can freely and legally use by filtering search results by licence type
ANDS suggested links—Find relevant links to international research data from the DataCite repository
Mange My Records—A more user-friendly interface: Data source administrators can manage their records based on status or quality
New Metadata Quality level reporting—Data source administrators can now see, at a glance, how well their records meet the ANDS Metadata Content Requirements
Familiarise yourself with ANDS Online Services Release 8.
It is our pleasure to announce the restricted release of the NeCTAR Virtual Geophysics Laboratory (VGL) v1.0.
The VGL is a scientific workflow portal that provides Geophysicists with access to an integrated environment that exploits eResearch tools and Cloud computing technology. It is a collaboration between CSIRO, Geoscience Australia (GA), and the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), and has been funded by the Federal Government’s Education Investment Funds through NeCTAR
The v1.0. release is a limited release and subsequent release under NeCTAR will be open-access. For details or to gain access, please contact Ryan Fraser.
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.
This issue looks at the researcher’s perspective of research data infrastructure, and includes feature articles on how research data infrastructure enables new and more efficient research and attracts international partnerships, as well as a number of contributions from ANDS staff.
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The New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) is planning a national roadshow for early September. The team will visiting Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland, spending a day at each city. The mornings of each day will consist of talks for a general audience, researchers and IT staff. In the afternoon, the team is available for individual appointments.
9:00am-3.00pm on Thursday 9 August 2012,
Webb Centre (Bldg S02), Griffith University, South Bank Campus
Data citation is recognised as one of the key practices underpinning the recognition of data as a primary research output rather than as a by-product of research. This workshop is aimed at those who wish to learn about, and develop, best practice in Data Citation for the Australian research community. The roundtable format will enable an emphasis on discussion and shared experiences. Attendees will include representatives from ANDS, Griffith University, CSIRO, TERN, Australian Antarctic Division, Australian Data Archive, Geoscience Australia and others. Those who come along will walk away with a strong understanding of the benefits as well as exploring the practical and technical facets of data citation.
More information: visit the Events page on the ANDS website.
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