Research Support Workforce survey now open

Categorised: ENGAGE

In an attempt to answer ‘How large is the research support workforce?’, the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) commissioned Dr Markus Buchhorn, former CEO of AeRO, to run a survey to obtain an accurate indication of the size of the national workforce involved in supporting digital data, research software and associated infrastructure. The results from the survey will be used to support planning on future workforce needs in this sector in preparation for the eResearch Skilled Workforce Summit in Sydney 29-30 July 2019.

We are seeking responses from across the sector, including research institutions and supporting eInfrastructure providers, such as universities, research centres, Publicly Funded Research Agencies, and regional/state/national support organisations.

Respondents may:

  • respond for an institution, organisation, group, etc. that they lead, oversee or work with
  • respond collectively for multiple separate organisations/groups that they know well, aggregating the people counts as appropriate, as long as they can identify them.

The survey can be done multiple times for different groups if desired. The analysis will work to remove duplication if multiple responses happen to be received from a single group or organisation, or where people may do multiple roles. All responses will be anonymised and aggregated for the final report which the ARDC will release publicly in July 2019.

This survey was opened 6th June 2019 and closes Friday 21st June 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the survey team via email.