eResearch

eResearch is the application of advanced ICT to the practice of research. Key areas include collaboration, high performance computation, visualisation, research data management and tools. This collection is curated by AeRO –  Australasian eResearch Organisations and its many members. It will grow to include policy development and analysis, roadmaps, review submissions, issues and discussion papers, commentary, audio/video, presentations, websites and other content related to eResearch, eScience, Cyberinfrastructure, research infrastructure and similar initiatives, from across Australasia and globally.  Contributions are very welcome, and will help to grow the value of the collection. Please contact editors@apo.org.au

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eResearch

Conference proceedings

1 Dec 2017

eResearch Australasia provides opportunities for delegates to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

The 2017...

Report

28 Nov 2017

The widespread deployment of repository systems in higher education and research institutions provides the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication. However, repository platforms are still using technologies and protocols designed almost twenty years ago, before the boom of the Web and...

Evaluation

1 Nov 2017

This report presents findings from a mixed methods study involving qualitative interviews and a heuristic analysis of the Horticulture Industry Network’s (HIN’s) website . Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders in January 2017 to explore participants’ experiences with the HIN website, including their information and...

Audio program

1 Nov 2017

Australian research will come under tougher assessment criteria, to ensure it delivers economic and social benefits.

The Federal Government is launching a new tool to measure the engagement of researchers with the private sector or other research bodies.

Universities agree it will help...

Website

23 Oct 2017

The UK-SCL is an open access policy mechanism which ensures researchers can retain re-use rights in their own work, they retain copyright and they retain the freedom to publish in the journal of their choice.

Re-use rights retention enables early public communication...

Report

19 Oct 2017

Research information management (RIM) is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research and is emerging as an area of increasing interest and relevance in many university libraries. RIM intersects with many aspects of traditional library services in discovery, acquisition, dissemination, and analysis of...

Report

15 Oct 2017

Increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can bring major social and economic benefits to the UK. With AI, computers can analyse and learn from information at higher accuracy and speed than humans can. AI offers massive gains in efficiency and performance to most or all...

Report

5 Oct 2017

This report builds on i.a. 73 in-depth conversations, conducted across eight different countries (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Norway and Austria) to understand current developments among three stakeholder groups: publishers, funders and libraries. The importance of author attitudes, scholarly...

Article

20 Sep 2017

Open access (OA) is a contested term with a complicated history and a variety of understandings. This rich history is routinely ignored by institutional, funder and governmental policies that instead enclose the concept and promote narrow approaches to OA. This article presents a genealogy of...

Report

18 Sep 2017

This is Nesta’s first report for DECODE (DEcentralised Citizen Owned Data Ecosystem), an EU funded project that will create tools that put individuals in control of whether they keep their personal data private or share it for the public good.

Key findings...

Report

6 Jul 2017

A new wave of university presses is emerging. Common characteristics are that they are open access (OA), digital first, library-based, and they often offer a smaller set of services than a traditional publisher, blurring the line between publisher and platform. In tandem, a small but...

Report

5 Jun 2017

Blockchain is a form of distributed ledger technology (DLT) that connects different parties over the internet to provide a secure and trustworthy record of their transactions (both financial and non-financial), without giving control to a third party.

On blockchains, you can prove...

Report

5 Jun 2017

Blockchain is a form of distributed ledger technology (DLT) that connects different parties over the internet to provide a secure and trustworthy record of their transactions (both financial and non-financial), without giving control to a third party.

On blockchains, you can prove...

Strategy

9 May 2017

Outstanding science and research is a critical foundation of an innovative and prosperous modern society. Globally competitive research depends on access to first-class research equipment, systems and services, collectively referred to as research infrastructure.

Australia today is the beneficiary of internationally recognised and highly...

Journal article

15 Feb 2017

A significant challenge in research translation is that interested parties interpret and apply the associated terms and conceptual frameworks in different ways.

The purpose of this review was to: a) examine different research translation frameworks; b) examine the similarities and differences between the frameworks;...

Research report

7 Feb 2017

The vision is to position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of innovation, while...

Submission

17 Jan 2017

Government investment in first class research infrastructure is vital to the long-term sustainability of Australia’s research program, driving innovation, economic productivity and social benefits for the nation. National research facilities are built and maintained for the public good. As such there is a fundamental role...

Submission

16 Jan 2017

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that the current draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap goes a long way in recognising the developments in humanities and social sciences research and its contribution to a national research and innovation...

Strategy

5 Dec 2016

The roadmap sets out Australia’s national research infrastructure priority areas for the coming decade. These priorities will support areas of research, science and innovation in areas where Australia excels, can deliver the greatest long-term national benefit and foster strategic international partnerships.

The recommendations and...

Guide

10 Oct 2016

Citation analysis and other bibliometric methods help justify your scholarly impact narrative by providing evidence of three characteristics of scholarship: scholarly output, scholarly impact, and the nature and development of scholarship over time or discipline. This guide provides research-based best practices for the use of...