While there is some uncertainty around how the eResearch environment will look going forward, there is no uncertainty about how critical national ICT infrastructure supporting research is.
This infrastructure consists of entities such as Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), Australian Access Federation (AAF), Australian National Data Service (ANDS), National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) and Research Data Services (RDS) working together to provide services that support the eResearch sector, underpin research impact and excellence, and drive economic, environmental, health and social benefits for Australia.
We interviewed Ian Duncan, RDS Director about the role RDS plays and some of the new projects in the pipeline involving other infrastructure partners, including AARNet.
Aug 16, 2017
The Commons Conservancy is a not-for-profit foundation established in The Netherlands for co-developing large scale software and systems for the global research and education community – and beyond. Many large-scale software systems are built collectively these days because the cost of innovation has become too high for any one company...
Aug 9, 2017
The answer is Identifiers. AARNet is involved in activities in both the eResearch and GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) communities that involve connecting identifiers in order to unlock significant opportunities for enabling research collaboration and data sharing across Australia and internationally, and, building rich discovery layers to Australia’s cultural...
May 15, 2017
Following an extensive consultation period with the Australian research community, the Australian Government has released a roadmap outlining research infrastructure priorities essential for building Australian research excellence into the future. The focus is on national, landmark and global research infrastructure rather than institutional infrastructure. The 2016 Roadmap has identified nine focus areas...