May 2011

In this issue:

  • Call for Participation: eResearch Australasia 2011;
  • NZ eResearch Symposium keynote and registration announcement;
  • Ingenuity Systems Pathway Analysis Seminar;
  • Registration is now open for the Data Preservation Management Workshop;
  • First ICSU World Data System Conference, Kyoto Japan;
  • spatial@gov ® 2011 “Positioning Australia”;
  • Telematic Music Performance at Monash University;
  • Position Vacant: Divisional Information Officer, Onshore Energy and Minerals, Geoscience Australia;
  • Issue 8 of Share: the newsletter of the Australian National Data Service is now available;
  • About this newsletter.

Call for Participation: eResearch Australasia 2011

The Call for Participation is now open for eResearch Australasia 2011: eXtreme eResearch, with submissions due by 30 June 2011. The conference will be held 6-10 November in Melbourne at the Sebel Albert Park.  Send us your ideas for presentations, BoFs, point/counterpoint debates, posters, or workshops. See for more details.

We’re also keen for any ideas you have about what you’d like to see at the conference this year: featured speakers who have fired your imagination, different types of sessions you’d like to try, or new ways of facilitating networking and interaction.  Let us know.

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Patricia McMillan
Program Director, eResearch Australasia 2011

NZ eResearch Symposium keynote and registration announcement

June 30 – July 1 2011, Otago University, Dunedin, NZ

The 2011 NZ eResearch Symposium is coming together well. We’re about to share our programme with you all and open registrations.

We’d like to confirm the following keynotes:
* Professor David Abramson, Monash University
* Professor Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National Labs
* Assistant Professor Ann Zimmerman, University of Michigan

We’re looking forward to hearing of our keynotes’ wealth of experience as leaders in their respective fields, and reflecting on their collective insights.

We look forward to sharing our programme with you shortly, and to catching up in Dunedin on June 30 and July 1st.

Nick Jones
General Chair, NZ eResearch Symposium 2011

Ingenuity Systems Pathway Analysis Seminar

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA)® is an all-in-one, web-based software application that enables you to analyse, integrate, and understand omic data. In this seminar, IPA v9 will be presented and the following topics discussed:

Applications of IPA v9, including biomarker discovery
Experimental approaches supported, including RNA-seq and miRNA
Identifiers supported by IPA, including Affymetrix and Illumina array data
How to get the best data from IPA

Presented by: Chris Kirchberg, Field Application Scientist, Ingenuity (California)

The seminar will be held on Tuesday 10 May 2011 @ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Large Seminar room
Queensland Bioscience Precinct, Carmody Rd, St Lucia, Uni of QLD
(Building 80, across the road from the major bus stops)

Host: QFAB
Contact: Dominique Gorse
Phone: (07) 3346 2624

For further information, please view QFAB website:

Angeline Stelling
Executive Assistant, QFAB

Registration is now open for the Data Preservation Management Workshop

ANDS will be presenting a two-day Data Preservation Management Workshop on July 20 and 21 in Melbourne.  The Workshop will be taken by Nancy McGovern and Kari Smith from the University of Michigan.

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of organisations in ensuring that their research data is available in the longer term.  It will focus on managing digital content over time, with an emphasis on research data.  It will provide guidance on developing a balanced framework to underpin a digital preservation program, covering organisational, technical and resource issues.

The Workshop is designed for managers of data centres or repositories in research organisation.  Participant numbers will be limited to 24, and may have to be limited to no more than one per institution if there is high demand.

The cost per participant is $500. This includes lunches, morning teas and training materials. The event is subsidised by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) which is funded through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), an initiative of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR).

Further information and a registration form can be found at

Margaret Henty
Program Leader, Skills Resources & Policy
Australian National Data Service

First ICSU World Data System Conference, Kyoto Japan

In 2009 ICSU established a new ICSU Interdisciplinary Body, the World Data System. This new WDS supports ICSU’s mission and objectives by ensuring the long-term stewardship and provision of quality-assessed data and data services to the international science community and other stakeholders. The WDS is now being developed and
more than 100 international data organizations have joined or have shown interest in this new ICSU data system.

To begin to highlight the new WDS contributions to the scientific community, the 1st ICSU World Data System Conference: Global Data for Global Science will be held at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan, on September 3-6, 2011. It is sponsored by the ICSU WDS International Programme Office, the ICSU/WDS Scientific Committee and the Science Council of Japan. Please see  for the Second Circular which has the complete details.

I hope that you will consider attending and participating in the inaugural WDS Conference. See you in Kyoto!

David M. Clark
ICSU World Data System Scientific Committee
325 Broadway, Code E/GC
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

spatial@gov ® 2011 “Positioning Australia”

The next spatial@gov  Conference and Exhibition will be held on the 15–17 November 2011at the National Convention Centre Canberra.

Proposed themes are :

  • spatial@defence
  • Government spatial activities in other countries
  • Access to Government Spatial Information
  • The Spatial Framework for Virtual Australia
  • Emergency response
  • spatial@biz
  • Water

Visit for more information.

Dr Lesley A.I. Wyborn
Senior Geoscience Advisor
Geoscience Australia

Telematic Music Performance at Monash University

A technique, described as ‘telematic music’, removed time and space barriers this April connecting six musicians through the use of a standard high-speed broadband connection. The result was one of the world’s most distant telematic musical performances to date.

Monash University’s Monash Undergraduate Research Projects Abroad (MURPA) internship program and the Monash e-Research Centre enabled Faculty of Information Technology honours student, Mr Edgar Kautzner, to deliver a live violin performance in Melbourne as part of an ensemble of six musicians, divided geographically by an astounding 15,000 kilometres.

For more information contact MeRC: or visit:

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

Position Vacant: Divisional Information Officer, Onshore Energy and Minerals, Geoscience Australia

Salary: $113,181 – $128,586 plus superannuation
Closing Date: 15 May 2011
Employment Type: Full time/non-ongoing
Duration: 2 Years.

Geoscience Australia is seeking an experienced person to lead the Onshore Energy & Minerals Division’s (OEMD) Information Services (IM), Web and Geographic Information Services Team. This is a dynamic role with operational and strategic responsibilities that centre on ensuring OEMD’s data are managed in accordance with sound design principles and international data transfer standards. As DIO, you will lead development of IM initiatives and work with section heads and scientists in establishing appropriate data management and custodial responsibilities. Successful engagement with external clients and stakeholders will be vitally important, particularly in regard to progressing the high-performance computing and cloud requirements of the division. Maintaining knowledge of developments in ICT and eResearch will be required to effectively discharge the strategic duties of the position.

Contact Officer: Bill McKay, Executive Officer, Onshore Energy and Minerals Division, phone 02 6249 9003 or email

Issue 8 of Share: the newsletter of the Australian National Data Service is now available

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 8 includes:
Feature articles on Managing our Research Data
Dynamic research requires future planning
Griffith Metadata Hub
Expanding Data Collections – transitioning cultures
Chair’s report
Executive Director’s report
Focus on research excellence – GeoScience Australia project update
Conference reports
Meet the ANDS staff – Andrew Williams & Mathew Wyatt
Forthcoming events

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

Clarissa Cottrell-Baker
Production Assistant
Australian National Data Service (ANDS)

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