August 2011

In this issue:

  • Call for Participation: eResearch Australasia 2011
  • NZ Summer of eResearch 2011 open for proposals
  • Melbourne eResearch Group PhD Studentships
  • RDSI Call for Node proposals and expressions of interest available
  • RDSI Vendor Briefing, 1 August 2011, Brisbane
  • Manager, eResearch, University of Western Sydney
  • RDSI Job Vacancies
  • Monash e-Research Centre eXPO 2011
  • About this newsletter

eResearch Australasia 2011

The conference will be held 6-10 November in Melbourne at the Sebel Albert Park. Web:
Twitter: eresearch

Viviani Paz, Program Director, eResearch Australasia 2011

NZ Summer of eResearch 2011 open for proposals

We’re open to proposals from research communities that are actively collaborating between Australia and NZ research groups, though we require a research sponsor from within a NZ research group who can commit to being hands-on during the full programme over the summer. Projects could involve the prototyping of shared databases, services, collaboration platforms and environments, HPC applications and services. Take a look at the varied projects from our 2010 programme:

Please get in touch if you’re interested in proposing a project, as a discussion always helps clarify whether these scholarships are a good fit for your project:

Richard Hosking, Programme Coordinator, Summer of eResearch

Melbourne eResearch Group PhD Studentships

The Melbourne eResearch Group has four PhD studentships in the field of Research-driven Security Initiatives on offer and is looking for applicants. The aim is to establish an “applications-oriented” research focus on IT security at the University of Melbourne, focussing on security challenges facing domain researchers more generally.

  • PhD 1: Security-oriented workflows of relevance to the urban, geospatial and water management domains.
  • PhD 2: Automating data risk disclosure management in the public health domain (joint PhD supervision with Health Informatics).
  • PhD 3: Security-oriented data linkage in the post-genomic biomedical domain.
  • PhD 4: Distributed trust, risk and policy management definition/enforcement in the context of public/private Clouds.

Details on eligibility and what they provide: The 2011 stipendium rate for PhD students is $22,860 per annum.

Application process: and for forms.

For more information please visit or contact Director, eResearch, Prof. Richard O. Sinnott:

RDSI Call for Node proposals and expressions of interest available

To respond to the RDSI Node proposal and expressions of interest please refer to the following documents:

  1. Node proposal and expressions of interest document;
  2. RDSI template subcontract for a Node and;
  3. Updated version of the Project Plan (Updated 18 July 2011)

For questions regarding this call please email

RDSI Vendor Briefing, 1 August 2011, Brisbane

RDSI conducted a Vendor Briefing jointly with CAUDIT (Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology) about the construction of a Vendor Panel for the RDSI Project and the wider CAUDIT membership. The details of the RDSI project are available on the RDSI website. Presentation and feedback from the briefing will be available from


Manager, eResearch, University of Western Sydney

Closing Date: 21 August 2011

University of Western Sydney is seeking to appoint a dynamic facilitator of new technologies and research cultures as the eResearch Manager within the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research). This is an excellent opportunity to make a positive impact on modern research techniques with the support of an eResearch Analyst and Advisor, as well as staff in the UWS Library, Office of Research Services and Information Technology Services Unit.

Enquiries: Professor Andrew Cheetham:

To apply:

RDSI Job Vacancies

Positions will be advertised soon at

Enquiries should be directed to the Project Director

Monash e-Research Centre eXPO 2011 –

‘Empowering Your Research: Advanced Information Communication Technologies and Solutions’

24 – 26 August, 2011 (9am – 5pm) – Building B, Level 2, Caulfield Campus

Exhibition – Demonstrations – Seminars – Advice

The Monash e-Research Centre is proud to again host our annual exhibition, ‘eXPO’ 2011. Researchers and all members of the broader e-Research community are warmly invited. Attendance is free.

The eXPO is an informal forum in which Monash e-Research Centre staff and representatives from national and state institutions are on-hand to provide personalised advice to researchers and students.

Along with exciting demonstrations and seminar presentations, the eXPO is an ideal opportunity for e-Research institutions to engage with one another and consider the ICT solutions of the future. Areas include; high performance computing, modelling and simulation, storage and management of research data, advanced collaboration platforms and visualisation.

We look forward to seeing you at eXPO 2011.

(Enquiries: )

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