Tue, 19 Nov 2019
  • Webinar: Digital skills training in ecology and bioinformatics

    Tue, 19 Nov 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Description:The ARDC brings you a reprise of two sessions from the Australian eResearch Skilled Workforce Summit that took place in July 2019 at the University of Sydney.

    ecoEd: innovation in training, outreach and engagement leveraging Australia’s EcoScience infrastructures

    Chantal Huijbers, Training and Engagement Manager, Griffith University

    One of the most important aspects of enabling easy access to data and analytical tools is providing relevant training and support to ensure sensible use of this data and appropriate evaluation of research outcomes. Within the EcoSciences domain, a suite of digital infrastructures such as the Atlas of Living Australia, the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network and the Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory have been developed to enhance our understanding of the natural world and making forward projections into novel conditions. To provide users with a holistic approach to environmental spatial data discovery and analysis, these infrastructures have joined forces to deliver an exciting and innovative training program called ecoEd.

    Hybrid Training: a new model of bioinformatics training delivery

    Dr Christina Hall, Training Coordinator, EMBL-ABR & Australian Bioinformatics Commons

    The urgent need for improving the digital and bioinformatics skills of biologists is not a new challenge, nor is it a uniquely Australian problem. The growing demand for training in a wide range of specialist topics lends itself to a collaborative and coordinated approach to reaching dispersed and sometimes isolated Australian researchers.

    EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR) is a geographically distributed network of organisations undertaking bioinformatics support around Australia. To service widely dispersed researchers with urgent needs for bioinformatics skills we developed a novel training delivery methodology. Multiple simultaneous training events combined an expert Lead Trainer delivering a presentation online with a hands-on interactive practical session supported by trained local Facilitators. The ‘hybrid training model’ combines the advantages of webinar presentations with some valuable components of in-person group training.

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7601427860903805196

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019
  • DMPs Interest Group

    Thu, 21 Nov 2019  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    zoom meeting

    The Data Management Plans (DMPs) Interest Group meets online via Zoom. The Group is facilitated by ARDC and open to anybody interested in DMPs, DMP tools and their effectiveness. The Group provides a forum for discussion about local DMP tools and approaches as well as international developments.

    November Agenda

    • Feature presentations by Sue Cook, CSIRO Research Data Planner, and John Brown, Curtin University DMP tool
    • Research Data Alliance Plenary 14 Helsinki reportback
    • ARC DMP requirements Paul Wong ARDC
    • Planning for 2020

    Register here
    Please note this zoom meeting will not be recorded.

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Tue, 3 Dec 2019
  • Australian Vocabulary Special Interest Group (AVSIG). Quarterly Videoconference

    Tue, 3 Dec 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    AVSIG holds a quarterly videoconference meeting featuring discussion and presentations on topics of interest to the group. Subscribe to the AVSIG discussion list to receive the videoconference link.

    Subscribe to the AVSIG discussion list

    Notes and presentations from previous AVSIG meeting

    About AVSIG

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Fri, 6 Dec 2019
  • Tech Talk in Dec: Systems to manage sensitive Health and Medical data

    Fri, 6 Dec 2019  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Virtual/teleconference, 12 hubs and online, Melbourne, Vic, AU

    Topic - Systems to manage sensitive Health and Medical data.

    The Tech Talks are a monthly community gathering to showcase and discuss the technical side of Australia's research infrastructure.

    Register athttps://techtalkau-sensitivehealthsystems.eventbrite.com.au

    Vote on topics for future tech talks! https://poll.ly/#/2JYgEl3G


    1. SURE - [talk title to insert]

    [Talk description to insert eg]
    SURE, the Secure Unified Research Environment, is a high-powered computing environment developed to help make best use of our national knowledge base. It is helping to bring researchers together from across Australia and the world to collaborate on large-scale projects tackling major health and social issues such as population ageing, diabetes and mental health.

    Matthew Gorringe, Program Manager, Researcher Assets
    Anthony Ashton, Director, IT
    The Sax Institute

    2. SeRP - the Monash SeRP experience [talk title to insert]

    [Talk description to insert eg]
    Governed environments for data sharing - Monash SeRP
    SeRP is part of Monash Helix, a health data ecosystem operated by expert staff and underpinned by world-class research infrastructure, spearheads a new era in healthcare research that will drive personalised medicine and significantly accelerate progress towards a healthier society. This capability is an initiative of Monash University working collaboratively with key health partners, including Alfred, Eastern, Monash and Peninsula Health.

    Mat Isaac
    Project Support Officer, Helix
    mat.ishac -at- monash.edu

    3. ERICA - to advise if speaker available


    Slides will be here at Meetup after the event.

    -------------------------------Registration and Venues ---------------------------

    The talks will take about an hour (3:00pm-4:00pm AEST), followed by face-to-face networking and discussion at the hub locations as listed below (4:00pm-5:00pm). The local face-to-face networking and activities are facilitated by our wonderful local organisers.


    Live meeting hubs in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Brisbane. You are encouraged to go to your local hub (listed below) to participate. For those who aren't able to attend at any of the hubs, we will email you the virtual meeting ID after you register yourself at the Eventbrite.

    Adelaide: University of Adelaide: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus (starts 2.30pm ACST)

    Brisbane/Toowoomba: (starts 2.00pm AEST)

    1. UQ: Room 505, level 5, Axon Building 47, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
    2. USQ: Q528B, QBlock, Toowoomba Campus, University of Southern Queensland

    Canberra: Australian National University: Meeting room 1, 9 Liversidge Street, Acton, ACT 2601 (starts 3.00pm AEDT)

    Hobart: Huon Room, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Castray Esplanade, Battery Point. (starts 3.00pm AEDT)

    Melbourne:(starts 3.00 pm AEDT)
    1. Deakin University: Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins Street
    2. Monash University: Room G37, (south-west corner) S.T.R.I.P. 1, 15 Innovation Walk, Monash Clayton Campus
    3. La Trobe University, Bundoora: Vislab, Research Commons, La Trobe Library
    4. Victoria University, Footscray: Room A323, Footscray Park Campus

    Perth: (starts 12.00pm AWST)

    1. CSIRO/ARRC, Rm R2B16 (26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington)

    2. Edith Cowan University, Building 31, Level 4, Room 439, Joondalup Campus

    Sydney: Room G10, Sydney Informatics Hub, Sydney Data Science Hub (J17), 32 Queen St, Chippendale, The University of Sydney. (starts 3:00pm AEDT)

    Contact: richard.ferrers or mingfang.wu -at- ardc.edu.au for more information about venues.

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Mon, 9 Dec 2019
  • Webinar: Identifiers for Instruments, a new Community of Practice

    Mon, 9 Dec 2019  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5736458229073525261

    Speakers: Andrew Mehnert, University of Western Australia and Andrew Janke, Sydney University.

    A persistent identifier (PID) is a long-lasting reference to a digital resource. There is a growing  need to uniquely identify instruments in many research communities. PIDs for instruments have many potential benefits:
    - To enable unambiguous reference to digital representations of instruments
    - To generate metrics that quantify the use of instruments and the rationale for future funding
    - To link data to the instruments that generated them (provenance) to help with published papers and data tracking and citation
    - To aid equipment logistics and mission planning
    - To improve the discoverability and visibility of instruments and their data, published on the web

    We would like to invite you to join this webinar to learn about Identifiers for Instruments. Hear from those who use this approach and ask questions about how you can follow.
    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5736458229073525261

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November 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • GEO Week 2019
  • Data for our planet: Increasing the use and value of global information infrastructures to support resilient cities, disaster risk reduction and infectious diseases
  • GEO Week 2019
  • Downscaling GEO: Delivering impact at national and local levels
  • GEO Week 2019
  • GEO Week 2019
  • GEO Week 2019
  • Australian Research Software Management, Curation and Citation Interest Group
  • GEO Week 2019
  • Second GeoCap CoP Meeting
  • A few good things about FAIR data
  • Webinar: Digital skills training in ecology and bioinformatics
  • DMPs Interest Group