December 2011

December 2011

In this issue:

  • January issue of eResearch Australasia Newsletter
  • eResearch Australasia 2011 Presentations Available
  • Strawman RFP for Joint RDSI/CAUDIT Vendor Panel Published
  • Highlighting ANDS’ data citation service
  • DIISR Announces James Tizard Memorial Prize
  • eResearch Australasia 2011 Evaluation
  • About this newsletter


January issue of eResearch Australasia Newsletter

The January issue of the newsletter will be published in mid – January 2012 due to the holiday season.  Please send your articles by Friday 13th January.

eResearch Australasia 2011 Presentations Available

PDF Versions of the Presentations are now available on the conference website. If you cannot find a particular presentation it is most likely because the speaker has not given us permission to publish it. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however we also respect the wishes of the individuals.

The presentations are labelled “pdf presentation” in the program at

If you don’t see yours in the list and would like to make your presentation available, please send them to the team at ConferenceIT:

Strawman RFP for Joint RDSI/CAUDIT Vendor Panel Published.  Seeking Feedback on this document.


Strawman RFP can be downloaded at:

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Highlighting ANDS’ data citation service

Following his successful closing keynote at eResearch Australasia 2011, Jan Brase (Managing Agent, DataCite) opened the ANDS-sponsored workshop, Building a Culture of Data Citation. This workshop gave participants an opportunity to discuss technical, policy and usage issues surrounding the emerging world of data citation in the research sector and featured Australian and international speakers on themes relating to data citation and the ANDS Cite My Data– data citation service.  This service has been refined during a pilot phase and one of the workshop outcomes was the announcement of the full production Cite My Data service.  This service is built on the international DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and DataCite infrastructure and governance structures. If you would like to learn more about services for data citation please contact or visit

DIISR Announces the James Tizard Memorial Prize

The prize is a tribute to the contribution made by James Tizard to the Australian eResearch landscape. The objective of the Prize is to reward the work of an outstanding researcher while highlighting the critical role that eResearch infrastructure plays in supporting research advances. The prize is open to Australian researchers best able to demonstrate the role played by eResearch infrastructure in the success of their research endeavours. To be eligible, the researcher must be affiliated with an Australian university or publicly funded research organisation.

The prize comprises a cash payment of $5000 for use towards the costs associated with attending a future overseas conference. Applications should address the following selection criteria and seek to highlight innovative uses of eResearch infrastructure:

• Originality of the research – Describe how the research is novel or innovative and how the use of eResearch infrastructure assisted in making it so.

• Use of eResearch infrastructure– Describe the use of eResearch infrastructure. For example, this may include eResearch infrastructure arising from investments under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and the Super Science Initiative, as well as state government investments.

• Research excellence and impact – Describe the impact and benefits of the research and provide evidence of national and/or international recognition.

• Potential impacts – Outline the impact, or potential impact, and benefits of the research.

James Tizard was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of SABRENet Ltd, ( a non-profit company that builds advanced broadband networks for Adelaide’s research and education institutions.

For further details, please contact the Award Secretariat


Kate Hurford, Assistant Manager, eResearch Team

Research Infrastructure Branch

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

PO Box 9839 CANBERRA ACT 2601


eResearch Australasia 2011 Conference Evaluation

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Your feedback is welcomed, and will inform the conference organisers for 2012.

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