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.
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...
Mar 24, 2017
The new Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, has acknowledged the importance of science and innovation for shaping Australia’s destiny. At his National Press Club address on 22 March 2017, the Minister spoke about Australia’s current economic setting and the challenges we face, specifically: ...
Feb 27, 2017
NEW CASE STUDY: Elephant seals fitted with sensors have collected data in Antarctica that is helping scientists understand how melting ice shelves are affecting the global climate system. Data collected by gliders is tracking warming in the Great Barrier Reef. And ocean current data has been used to predict speeds...