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AeRO and APO's eResearch partnership

 

APO is very pleased to announce that we have joined forces with the Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) to begin building a new eResearch Collection. The collection 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, Research infrastructure, Cyberinfrastructure and similar initiatives, from across Australasia and globally.  Contributions are very welcome.

As part of the exchange APO has become an Associate Member of AeRO and AeRO has become a member of APO.

AeRO membership places APO amongst the forefront of eResearch service providers in Australasia. It will be able to engage, participate in and influence the directions of collective activities towards a national seamless eResearch capability and infrastructure. This step will help APO with delivering new, better-supported and more integrated eResearch services to its research users.

APO’s Research and Strategy Manager, Amanda Lawrence, said “Since APO’s establishment in 2002, it has become an important national digital resource, part of the eResearch landscape. Joining AeRO enables us to coordinate and integrate more closely with the many other eResearch service providers, to develop new services for our researchers, and to build the capabilities of our team”

AeRO CEO Dr Markus Buchhorn is very pleased that APO is joining. “Having APO join AeRO will provide AeRO, its members and APO with many benefits. APO will be able to network more widely and strategically across the eResearch sector. Amongst other things AeRO will be able to develop a professionally curated collection of eResearch and research infrastructure papers from across the globe, to inform its members and various funding sources, of policy developments and best practices.

The beginning of the collection is now accessible at http://apo.org.au/collections/eresearch – contributions and other pointers are very welcome, and will help to grow the value of this national collection.

(Background)

APO (apo.org.au) is a non-profit project sustained by institutional support, grants, partnerships and advertising. APO features:

  • An open access database with over 30,000 research resources
  • Publications sourced from over 4,300 organisations and journals in Australia, New Zealand and internationally
  • Scholarly research from universities, governments, organisations and think tanks
  • 7 Free email newsletters sent to 17,000 subscribers
  • 6,000+ Twitter followers
  • Commentary, video, audio, websites, book reviews, events, jobs, courses

AeRO (www.aero.edu.au) is the association of organisations focused on eResearch in Australasia. It plays a critical coordination role for its diverse membership base active in the transformation of research through IT.  Organisations join AeRO to advance their own capabilities and services, to collaborate and to network with peers. AeRO believes researchers and the sector significantly benefit from greater communication, coordination and sharing amongst the many different and evolving service providers.

Contact markus@aero.edu.au or alawrence@apo.org.au for more information.