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eNewsletter August 2011 - Issue 16
The e-Scholarship Research Centre at the University of Melbourne are playing a major role in the nationally funded 'Find and Connect' project. The creation of a national website will give care leavers a central access point to information about their past. Read more about the project and how it will be achieved here.
The federal and state governments have joined forces to create a standardised licensing agreement for share research data. This will enable researchers to provide access to their datas to others while still retaining their rights. Learn more about the Australian Governments Open Access and Licensing Framework from guest writer Margaret Henty (ANDS) here.
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The Digital Humanities conference was held in June this year at Stanford University in beautiful Palo Alto California. The conference well-attended by digital humanities gurus from around the world as well as impressive key note speakers. Click here to read a wrap up by VeRSI's own Craig Bellamy.
The inaugural Remote and Rural Telehealth conference was held in March this year in tropical Cairns. The conference included interesting keynotes from around the world as well as interactive sessions and a live demonstration of a tele-oncology consultation. Read Dr. Ann Borda's take on the event here.
Read this brief account of the exciting Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) conference held annually in London. Richard Collmann reveals how attending international research conferences such as EVA London can inform and improve some Australian research tools and techniques. Click here to read the full story.
Open Source Junction aims to bring together industry and academia to develop new and innovative solutions to suit mobile technologies. The focus of the conference was around ensure mobile applications were 'context aware'. Click here to read the full story.
After the success of the educational Virtual Beamline (eVBL), VeRSI and the Australian Synchrotron have created the second generation eVBL2. The eVBL2 is a portable unit which incorporates simple cost effective measures to build upon the original concept of making synchrotron science accessbile for students Click here to read more about it.
Extended funding from the Department of Business and Innovation was announced by Minister for Technology, the Hon. Gordon Rich-Phillips MLC at the 2011 Victorian iAwards Presentation held last month. The funding extension also signals the expansion of VeRSI’s Consortium to include all major research-based Universities in Victoria. Originally comprised of the University of Melbourne, Monash University, La Trobe University and the Department of Primary Industries, VeRSI now welcomes the Australian Synchrotron, RMIT University, Deakin University, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University and the University of Ballarat.
The funding extension has allowed VeRSI to branch out and engage with a wider range of researchers. New and exciting eResearch projects are now in the planning stages across a number of disciplines. Details of the new projects will be available on our website soon so stay tuned!
Minister Rich-Phillips will launch the Virtual Research Laboratory at La Trobe University later this month.
The University of Melbourne eResearch Group has four PhDs on offer now and is looking for applicants.
The aim of the Research-driven Security Initiative is to establish an “applications-oriented” research focus on IT security at the University of Melbourne, i.e. it will not focus on new cryptographic algorithms of interest to computer scientists, but on security challenges facing domain researchers more generally. This will fill a much needed gap in general know-how and hands-on security expertise facing the research sector as a whole and directly shape the next generation of security savvy researchers needed for future research agendas. It is thus fully expected that successful candidates will upon completion, be in great demand in the future with many career opportunities in both academia and in industry. All four PhD studentships will be embedded in major research projects opening up many new challenges for IT security.
NeCTAR is building new Virtual Laboratories, a Research Cloud, new eResearch Tools and a secure and robust hosting service especially for the needs of the Australian research community. Australian researchers will drive the design of NeCTAR's projects. You have the opportunity to partner with NeCTAR to build research infrastructure to address your needs, read more here.
Do you know someone in the eResearch community doing interesting projects? Contact us with your ideas and get your story published in the next edition of the VeRSI eNewsletter. Have an upcoming event that people in the eResearch community would be interested in? Email us the details and we will publish it in our events calendar.
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