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ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit 2024

Find out how digital infrastructure providers and research communities are upskilling researchers in emerging research technologies.
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About the Event

You’re invited to join us at the ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit 2024 in Naarm/Melbourne.

As the research landscape undergoes rapid digital transformation, upskilling researchers for digital research becomes an imperative for achieving cutting edge discoveries.

Explore digital research skills challenges and opportunities with thought leaders on the first day at the Skills Leadership Forum. On Day 2, hear from researchers and learn how they navigate their skills needs and gaps. Then participate in regional conversations with digital research skills trainer communities at Carpentry Connect on Day 3.

Join us for all 3 days in Melbourne or register for the days which interest you the most.

Who should attend?

The ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit is open to everyone and provides an opportunity to share, learn, and network with thought leaders, digital skills trainers, and researchers.

Program overview

Day 1 – 21 May 2024 – ARDC Skills Leadership Forum

The Skilled Research Infrastructure workforce: Pathways and support to enable effective research

Who should attend: Research infrastructure providers, researchers working in the infrastructure space, training managers.

Join us for an afternoon of thought-provoking panel discussions with leaders from national and institutional research infrastructure facilities on driving the development of a national, digitally skilled research workforce. What pathways and support help address skills gaps to enable effective research?

The ARDC Skills Leadership Forum 2024 comprises a panel discussion followed by an in-person reception in the evening. The recording will be provided to all registrants and published online after the event.

Day 2 – 22 May 2024 – Researcher Challenges

Who should attend: Researchers, digital research skills trainers, training leads and managers.

Are you a health and medical, earth and environmental, or humanities, arts, social sciences and indigenous researcher interested in leading edge research?

Are you a training manager, trainer or research infrastructure provider interested in hearing from the research community about new trends in emerging skills and want to collaborate on skills initiatives to bridge skills gaps?

Then, Day 2 is for you! Come along and join in the conversation as the leaders in research panel share their research workflows, the new methods and technologies they are using and how they navigate and address their skills gaps.

Day 3 – 23 May 2024 – Carpentry Connect

Who should attend: trainers, researchers, research support professionals and training leads at research infrastructure facilities. Carpentries community members and Carpentry-curious are all welcome!

An interactive day of talks, workshops and networking for the Australian Carpentries community. The central face-to-face hub in Naarm/Melbourne will be supported by hybrid connections to satellite hubs and online participants.

The Carpentries are a global community of researchers and data professionals who teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. It’s backed by a non-profit organisation which develops curriculum, trains instructors and teaches workshops on reproducible data and software skills.

This is a perfect opportunity to engage with Carpentries folk from across Australia, seek help in building learner communities and and find out how The Carpentries can support your training needs.


The ARDC Skills Forum 2024 will be held in person at the University of Melbourne, with options to participate online.

Some workshops may be held in person only due to the nature of interactive workshops.

Workshops will require laptop computers (PC or Mac). Personal devices, such as mobile phones and tablets will be suitable for the workshops. Please bring your own device and charging cords.

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Will the session be recorded?

Plenary and panel sessions will be recorded. The recordings will be provided to all registrants and published online after the event.

COVID precautions

There will be disposable face masks and hand sanitisers at the venue.

Please refer to the University of Melbourne’s COVID-19 update for the latest advice on COVID management at the university and refer to the Victorian Better Health website for advice on COVID-19 management in Victoria.

Detailed program coming soon!

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21 May 2024 - 23 May 2024





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