Digital Research Skills Australasia (DReSA)

Researchers collect, manage, analyse and manipulate data. These activities require specific skills to enable researchers to effectively and efficiently answer questions that address the significant challenges facing the world today.

Digital Research Skills Australasia (DReSA) is your discovery portal for events, trainers, and development resources for leading-edge digital research technologies and techniques.

Designed for researchers, research support staff and trainers the portal is free and open to all.

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What you can do in DReSA

Researchers seeking training in digital research skills can use DReSA to:

  • find the training they need, when they need it, in a single location
  • find training by topic, location, organiser, audience and more
  • subscribe to receive alerts for new events and resources
  • open up training opportunities (and skills development) that they would otherwise be unaware of
  • readily seek out their own training pathway

Digital research training providers and trainers can use DReSA to:

  • easily identify training that is out there and refer learners to it
  • leverage existing training (if it is open source) to tailor to their own environments/domains
  • promote and share their own training events and materials
  • contribute to the growing catalogue of materials
  • identify national, local, institutional gaps in topics/content/competency levels/trainer expertise
  • collaborate on training
  • create and manage their provider and trainer profiles.

Research support professionals will also benefit from the training materials on DReSA.

About DReSA

DReSA is a regional portal for the discovery of data and digital research training events, materials, providers and trainers. DReSA provides training opportunities relevant to Australian and New Zealand research communities and plays a critical role in the ARDC’s national digital research skills agenda.

DReSA was developed by the National Training Registry Working Group, which was formed at the ARDC Skills Summit in 2020. The working group partnered with ELIXIR’s TeSS platform, and an exchange of the TeSS technical architecture and codebase provided the foundations for the development of DReSA.

Launched in 2021, DReSA received co-investment from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and ARDC.  It is a partnership between 13 Australian research organisations: 

  • ARDC
  • Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
  • Australian BioCommons
  • Australian Space Data Analysis Facility
  • Deakin University
  • Federation University
  • Intersect
  • Monash University,
  • National Computational Infrastructure
  • QCIF
  • University of Sydney
  • The University of Queensland.

Additional support is provided by the Australian Access Federation.

DReSA’s overarching objective is to provide a mechanism for researchers and other learners to create their own learning pathways and ultimately to help upskill the research sector.

Digital Research Skills Australasia (DReSA)

Browse, discover and organise digital research events and training resources, collected from Australasian providers.

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Last updated

14 May 2022




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