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

eResearch

Report

19 Nov 2018

This inquiry examined the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian government funding for research. It focused on federally funded research agencies, their funding mechanisms and university collaborative research.

Working paper

31 Oct 2018

This paper looks at a number of recent factors which have affected universities. Some trends like the tremendous growth in participation in higher education worldwide and the equally rapid growth in investment in R&D indicate progress and reasons for optimism. Yet the context of higher...

Report

A selection of analyses and articles about open data, curated by Figshare
22 Oct 2018

Figshare's annual report looks at global attitudes towards open data. It includes survey results of researchers and a collection of articles from industry experts.

Conference paper

The Consumer Opinions about Research Data Sharing (CORDS) study
18 Oct 2018

Background

Health data which is routinely collected during the course of patient care, is a valuable resource to the advancement of research and can be an effective and efficient alternative to performing large-scale and costly clinical studies. Together with the growing capabilities of...

Journal article

15 Oct 2018

Making data findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable is an important but challenging goal. This paper will describe how Fedora supports FAIR data principles, both in terms of relevant features and community participation in related initiatives.

Journal article

4 Oct 2018

This paper discusses the use of identifiers in research evaluation—for individuals, their contributions, and the organizations that sponsor them and fund their work.

Draft report

25 Sep 2018

This draft report summarises the major findings and recommendations from the open science project conducted at the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi.

Guide

24 Sep 2018

This publication provides librarians, archivists, curators, and others who work to preserve software, with a tool to guide their reasoning about when and how to employ fair use—the legal doctrine that allows many value-added uses of copyrighted materials—in the most common situations they currently face....

Article

20 Sep 2018

Web archives have been used as evidence in court cases and in the court of public opinion—often to hold politicians and governments accountable for things they have said in the past.

Journal article

1 Sep 2018

This research found that university researchers cite only a fraction of journals purchased by their libraries, that this fraction is decreasing, and that the cost per cited journal has increased. These findings reveal how academic publishers use various strategies to increase sales and profits in...

Report

30 Jul 2018

This White Paper draws on experiences from OPERAS partners to illustrate researchers’ concerns and to develop a guide with FAQs and solutions to address these issues. The White Paper concludes with advocacy suggestion sheets tailored to different stakeholders involved in Open Access in the social...

Discussion paper

25 Jul 2018

This discussion paper identifies the major library policies, systems and staff activities that will be affected by changes to the copyright duration provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), due to come into effect on 1 January 2019.

Journal article

13 Jul 2018

This article reflects the discussion of metadata challenges faced by the scholarly communications community at this year’s NASIG conference.

Journal article

12 Jul 2018

This article reports the results of a large-scale study (21,822 students) regarding the impact of course-level faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). Results indicate that OER adoption does much more than simply save students money and address student debt concerns.

Journal article

10 Jul 2018

This paper examines the development of open knowledge in China through two case studies: the development of Chinese open access (OA) journals, and national-level OA repositories.

Guide

A guide for Australian researchers, NGOs and independent practitioners
30 Jun 2018

This is a practical resource to guide researchers, NGO staff and independent practitioners, who wish to publish research or findings that involve humans within Australia.

Conference proceedings

26 Jun 2018

The resource has links to video presentations from the Behavioural Exchange conference which ran in June 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

Opening Plenary: Why Behavioural Insights Matters

Martin Parkinson

Keynote Address: Ethics and Behavioural Insights

Cass...

Journal article

29 May 2018

This article examines what it might mean to treat digitized and born digital collections as data, rather than simple surrogates of physical objects or static representations of digital experience.

Journal article

25 May 2018

While a small, but growing number of institutions offer access to born-digital collections, there is scant literature documenting researcher interaction with these materials. This paper addresses this gap through documenting and analyzing researcher interactions to portions of born-digital collections at New York University (NYU) Libraries....