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Following the RDSI workshop on its NoDe program's "strawman model", there will be "tinman” consultations for more detail on the emerging NoDe program. This will lead to the Call for Nodes later in 2011.
The Tinman Consultation in Sydney on 9th June 2011 is open to all interested parties. Details at http://rdsi.uq.edu.au/project-information
193 submissions to the 2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure have been made public at http://www.innovation.gov.au/Science/ResearchInfrastructure/Pages/2011Ro...
The first of the federally funded National eResearch Architecture Taskforce projects to complete all deliverables has finished.
The Intersect team (including Andrey Chernyshov and Carlos Aya above) has finished work on the Platforms for Collaboration project for the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF), which is a national grid of Australian university-based microscopy and microanalysis centres.
Intersect has delivered the new tool, the Data Management System (DMS) which helps researchers using high-end microscopy and microanalysis instruments manage large datasets. This follows on from the successful delivery in June 2010 of the web based Technique Finder which aids researchers in finding the most appropriate technique to assist their research and obtain information regarding access.
The DMS addresses the needs of an increasing number of AMMRF users facing the demands of a new wave of data intensive instruments and software. AMMRF supports over 3,000 users per year, and although just a small percentage currently uses high throughput instruments, it is expected that the DMS user base will grow considerably over time.
This project is funded by the National eResearch Architecture Taskforce.
Intersect has begun work on an electronic data collection tool in collaboration with the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research at the UNSW. The Work Observation Method by Activity Timing (WOMBAT) measures clinicians’ complex patterns of work and communication which traditional paper-based data collection methods are unable to capture.
The distribution of HPC resources has been agreed for the next six months. Resource allocations can be viewed here: http://www.intersect.org.au/docs/RACMar2011-xls.pdf
The NCI facility was over requested by 91 per cent, and over allocated by 16 per cent. McLaren was over requested by 122 per cent and over allocated by 45 per cent.
Intersect will continue to monitor usage on both McLaren and NCI's Vayu, while retaining flexibility to accommodate small start up grants between rounds.
The 2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure Discussion Paper has been released for comment at: http://www.innovation.gov.au/Science/ResearchInfrastructure/Documents/In...
The Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure will be developed through 2011 to inform future decisions on where research infrastructure investments will be made over the next five to ten years. The Roadmap aims to consider new and emerging areas of research which may require different types of infrastructure in the future, and determine whether the current mix of Capability areas continues to meet researchers' needs.
Responses to the discussion paper should be sent to Roadmap201(at)innovation.gov.au by COB Wednesday, 4 May 2011.
More information can be found at: http://www.innovation.gov.au/SCIENCE/RESEARCHINFRASTRUCTURE/Pages/defaul....
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