Wed, 27 Mar 2019
  • Webinar: ACTA & PHRN Data Linkage 2: Accessing Linked Data

    Wed, 27 Mar 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3498942165433865484

    Data linkage is the bringing together of records from different data collections related to the same individual. It can be useful in the context of clinical trials in a number of ways, including:
    - A less burdensome method of data collection for participants during a clinical trial
    - Cost-effective medium to long term follow-up of clinical trial participants
    - Measurement of healthcare use before and after an intervention to assist in effectiveness and health economic analysis
    - Post-market surveillance of therapeutics

    The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) and the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) have developed this series of webinars to:
    - Introduce clinical trial researchers to the PHRN facilities and services available
    - Demonstrate the benefits of using linked data in clinical trials research
    - Assist clinical trial researchers to design clinical trials using linked data and apply for access to linked data

    We gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in delivering this project to you.

    This presentation will be made available on our website after the event.

    This webinar is part 2 in a series of 4.

    In this webinar we will cover:
    - What data linkage is, including short animation of linkage process
    - What linkage variables are required to link clinical trial cohorts to administrative data
    - Data linkage services and facilities in Australia
    - The process for applying and receiving linked data

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3498942165433865484

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Wed, 3 Apr 2019
  • Webinar: ACTA & PHRN Data Linkage 3: Ethical considerations in using Linked Data

    Wed, 3 Apr 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8106281814396790796

    Data linkage is the bringing together of records from different data collections related to the same individual. It can be useful in the context of clinical trials in a number of ways, including:
    - A less burdensome method of data collection for participants during a clinical trial
    - Cost-effective medium to long term follow-up of clinical trial participants
    - Measurement of healthcare use before and after an intervention to assist in effectiveness and health economic analysis
    - Post-market surveillance of therapeutics

    The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) and the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) have developed this series of webinars to:
    - Introduce clinical trial researchers to the PHRN facilities and services available
    - Demonstrate the benefits of using linked data in clinical trials research
    - Assist clinical trial researchers to design clinical trials using linked data and apply for access to linked data

    We gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in delivering this project to you.

    This presentation will be made available on our website after the event.

    This webinar is part 3 in a series of 4.

    In this webinar we will cover:
    Access to linked data with consent
    - Key ethical issues
    - Participant information sheets and consent forms
    - Data management

    Access to linked data without consent
    - Key ethical issues
    - The legal framework
    - The National Statement – Waiver of consent
    - Privacy legislation
    - Demonstrating respect in the absence of consent

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8106281814396790796

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Fri, 5 Apr 2019
  • Tech Talk in April: Research in the Cloud: Advanced Services

    Fri, 5 Apr 2019  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    12 location in Capital cities, plus online (see links below)

    [Register at: http://techtalkau-researchinthecloud-advancedservices.eventbrite.com.au]

    For more and latest information about this Monthly Tech Talk event, please visit the event page at the MeetUp.

    Topic - Research in the Cloud: Advanced Services from AARNet and Nectar.

    Cloud infrastructure has changed the way compute, storage and data management is done worldwide. In Australia, two higher education organisations are bringing cloud services to all researchers. Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) and ARDC, the NCRIS cloud infrastructure investment, are enabling researchers to do 21st Century research, collaboratively, cost-effectively and flexibly.
    AARNet's (https://www.aarnet.edu.au/about-us) cloud services extend its network to enable research collaboration and innovation across universities and institutions both in Australia and internationally.
    ARDC's cloud services, provided through the Nectar Research Cloud (https://nectar.org.au/cloudpage/) allows Australia's research community to store, access, and run data, remotely, rapidly and autonomously.
    Together they enable Australian researchers to harness the data revolution.

    Speakers:

    1. Gavin Kennedy, AARNET Product Manager, Cloud Services

    Title: Research Data and CloudStor: going beyond a simple sync and share storage service.
    AARNet’s CloudStor has been built up to be a significant resource for the Australian research community to store and share research data. In this talk Gavin will highlight key research data life cycle supporting services in CloudStor, discuss what is under the hood of CloudStor, and what is on AARNet’s roadmap for future research cloud services and secure data management capabilities.

    Gavin.Kennedy -at- aarnet.edu.au
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-kennedy-6a4024a/

    2. Andy Botting,  NeCTaR, Cloud Systems Engineer, University of Melbourne
    @andybotting | andy.botting -at- nectar.edu.au
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    Who should come along?

    The general purpose of this virtual plus face-to-face meeting is twofold:

    Provide a national forum for developers working with research data and/or research data management to discuss topics of interest

    Enable a dialogue between developers and NCRIS facilities

    This event is for anyone who wants to know more about tech aspects of data and NCRIS facilities:

    - developers
    - data scientists
    - researchers who are building data tools
    - data technologists
    - data librarians

    How does virtual and face-to-face work?

    Tell us which of the 12 hubs you'll be attending (on the next page when you complete this Eventbrite registration.)

    If attending you are highly recommended to physically attend at one of the hubs where feasible. For attendees who are not able to reach a hub, please select "Join Remotely" when registering (see links below).  Limited remote attendee spaces.

    First 30 remote attendees in will be emailed the Zoom Meeting ID. Further attendees will be waitlisted and emailed Zoom Meeting ID if space.

    To guarantee attendance, join one of the physical meetings or set up your own location. Min: 4 attendees.

    If you are unable to join on the day remotely, you can access the slides shortly after the event.

    If you wish to set up a new hub location for Monthly Tech Talks, please request using the meeting contact below

    The talks will take about an hour (3:00pm-4:00 pm AEDT), followed by face-to-face networking and discussion at the 11 hub locations (4:00pm-5:00 pm), facilitated by local hub facilitators:

    Adelaide: University of Adelaide: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide North Terrace campus. (starts 2.30pm ACDT)

    Brisbane/Toowoomba:

    1. UQ: Room 505, level 5, Axon Building 47, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus (starts 2.00pm AEST)
    2. USQ: Q528B, QBlock, Toowoomba Campus, University of Southern Queensland (starts 2.00pm AEST)

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

    Hobart: CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere: Huon Room, Building 1 Reception Level, Castray Esplanade, Battery Point (starts 3.00pm AEDT)

    Melbourne:
    1. Deakin University: Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins Street (starts 3.00pm AEDT)
    2. Monash University: RB Scotton Rooms, Rm G37 (south-west corner), S.T.R.I.P. 1, 15 Innovation Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus (starts 3:00 pm AEDT)
    3. La Trobe University, Bundoora: Vislab, Research Commons, La Trobe Library (starts 3.00pm AEDT)
    4. Victoria University, Footscray: Room A323, Footscray Park Campus  (starts 3.00pm AEDT)

    Perth:
    1. ARRC, Rm 2B01 (26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington) (starts 12.00pm AWST)
    2. Edith Cowan University, Building 31, Level 4, Room 439, Joondalup Campus  (starts 12.00pm AWST)

    Sydney: University of Technology Sydney: Room CB01.09.29, Level 9, UTS Tower, 15 Broadway, Ultimo, City Campus (starts 3:00 pm AEDT)

    Want to know more?

    For more information about this Monthly Tech Talk event, please visit the event page at the Tech talk MeetUp.

    Contact: richard.ferrers -at- ardc.edu.au.

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Tue, 9 Apr 2019
  • Australasian DMP Interest Group

    Tue, 9 Apr 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    https://monash.zoom.us/j/381167452

    Welcome to the first catch up of the Australasian DMP Interest Group for 2019!

    April 2019 catch up agenda

    1. Reportback from DMP sessions at the Research Data Alliance Plenary in Philadelphia - Kathryn Unsworth, CSIRO & Natasha Simons, ARDC
    2. Stash RedBox demo - Sharyn Wise, UTS
    3. DMPs in the news
    4. Planning for 2019: Share your thoughts on purpose and scope and let’s work on something together

    About the Australasian DMP Interest Group
    This group is a community of practice for those interested in discussing, building and improving Data Management Plans best practice and technical tools. Our community calls are not recorded so that people can speak freely and frankly. People can be involved in the IG in as little or as much as they like. We are also looking for a community DMP project to work on together in 2019.

    ARDC Meeting Room 1 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

        Please click this URL to start or join. https://monash.zoom.us/j/381167452
        Or, go to https://monash.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 381 167 452
     
    Join from a dial-in phone:

        Dial: +61 3 99059666 (+61 3 9905 ZOOM) or +61 2 8015 2088
        Toll-free dial: 1800 893 423 (US/Canada only)
        Meeting ID: 381 167 452
        International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aQ2RkgzOA

    Join from a Video capable room system(H.323/SIP):

    Dial:
        61262227588 (From within Monash only)
      or:
        7588@182.255.112.21 (H323) or
        7588@aarnet.edu.au (SIP)
        or
        162.255.36.11 or 162.255.37.11

        Meeting ID: 381 167 452

    Note:
    Your use of ZOOM is subject to the University IT Acceptable Use Policies.
    For information about how the university handles your personal information, please refer to the HR Privacy Collection Statement(Staff) or Student Privacy Collection Statement.

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019
  • Webinar: ACTA & PHRN Data Linkage 4: Accessing MBS and PBS data

    Wed, 10 Apr 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1208441741474342412

    Data linkage is the bringing together of records from different data collections related to the same individual. It can be useful in the context of clinical trials in a number of ways, including:
    - A less burdensome method of data collection for participants during a clinical trial
    - Cost-effective medium to long term follow-up of clinical trial participants
    - Measurement of healthcare use before and after an intervention to assist in effectiveness and health economic analysis
    - Post-market surveillance of therapeutics

    The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) and the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) have developed this series of webinars to:
    - Introduce clinical trial researchers to the PHRN facilities and services available
    - Demonstrate the benefits of using linked data in clinical trials research
    - Assist clinical trial researchers to design clinical trials using linked data and apply for access to linked data

    We gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in delivering this project to you.

    This presentation will be made available on our website after the event.

    This webinar is part 4 in a series of 4.
    In this webinar we will cover:
    Description of MBS and PBS data collections including:
    - Types of variables
    - Coding of services and items
    - Historical changes to item numbers and how to respond to these

    Examples of research done using linked MBS and/or PBS data

    How to apply for MBS/PBS data
    - With consent
    - Without consent

    Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1208441741474342412

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019
  • WEBINAR: Studies Within A Trial (SWATs): how they can help to make trial process decisions more evidence-based

    Wed, 17 Apr 2019  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7250589089103476748

    ACTA are delighted to be joined by our international guest presenter Professor Shaun Treweek at the new time of 5-6pm AEST for this special webinar.
    We are all aware that randomised trials are a central component of all evidence-informed health care systems and the evidence coming from them helps to support health care users, health professionals and others to make more informed decisions about treatment.
    The evidence available to trialists to support decisions on design, conduct and reporting of randomised trials is, however, sparse.
    One way to fill gaps in evidence is to run Studies Within A Trial, or SWATs. This webinar provides a brief definition of SWATs, an explanation of why they are important and some practical ‘top tips’ that come from existing experience of doing SWATs.
    We hope the guidance will be useful to trialists, methodologists, funders, approvals agencies and others in making clear what a SWAT is, as well as what is involved in doing one.

    Shaun is a health services researcher interested in efficient trial design, particularly around recruitment and retention and the effective presentation of research evidence.  He also helped to develop PRECIS-2, a tool to match trial design decisions to the information needs of those intended to use the results. 
    He leads an initiative called Trial Forge that aims to be more systematic about how we identify, generate and use research evidence in making trial design, conduct, analysis and reporting decisions.  Finally, Shaun is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal Trials.

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7250589089103476748

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March 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Tech Talk in March; Information and Data Quality; US and Aust
  • Earth Science Information Quality
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5
  • Australian Vocabulary Special Interest Group (AVSIG). Video meeting
6
  • Unlocking the value from publicly funded Clinical Research Data
7
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  • Australian Research Software Management, Curation and Citation Interest Group
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  • ARDC / EMBL-ABR Webinar: Nextflow: Scalable, Sharable and Reproducible Computational Workflows across Clouds and Clusters
15
  • Webinar: Towards a common approach to versioning data: progress through the RD-A Data Versioning Working Group
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  • Webinar: PHRN Data Linkage 1: Designing Clinical Trials using Linked Data
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  • Webinar: ACTA & PHRN Data Linkage 2: Accessing Linked Data
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