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Intersect is working with researchers to identify potential data sets for the Intersect RDSI node. It is expected that the RDSI project will launch a call for nominations very soon. RDSI will provide forms and processes for the nomination and assessment of research data collections.
The ReDS programme is part of the Research Data Storage Infrastructure project.
Researchers who want to store their own data collections or collections they use on Intersect’s node can contact their eResearch Analyst, see http://www.intersect.org.au/eras More info at www.intersect.org.au/data-storage
The 2013 Intersect Resource Allocation Round is currently open.
Both NCI and Intersect are currently upgrading their HPC systems, and this means significantly more resources than last year. In most cases it is our intent to allocate resource applications in full.
There are a number of differences for the resource allocation round for 2013, being:
- allocations will be made for entire 2013 period (an application makes one request for each machine for each quarter in 2013).
- all applications to Intersect's HPC systems will be made through NCI's forms, (details below).
- all applications must be made by academic staff at an Intersect member institution. We welcome PhD students to make use of the facilities, but require that the lead CI on an application be an academic staff member.
- we now allow multiple requests to be made by applicants. This is to facilitate a PhD student and their supervisors both having separate projects on the facility.
The details for application are:
Please select "Intersect" as partner/share
Date Open: Monday, October 15
Date Close: Friday, November 9
Announcements: Last week of 2012
We encourage you to apply early.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our HPC support at firstname.lastname@example.org, or your institution’s eResearch Analyst.
Researchers at UNE are invited to the launch of the new N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium software and eResearch Open Day. A range of speakers will outline new services and software in agriculture, health, ecology and biomechanics. Morning tea and a light lunch will be served.
Date: 23 October
Venue: Lewis Lecture Theatre, UNE
Time: 09:40 – 14:00
Please RSVP for catering purposes by 19 October email@example.com
The aggregated reports from all respondents in round two of the eResearch Practices and Requirements Survey are now available at http://www.intersect.org.au/reports in PDF and xls formats.
This is the first longitudinal survey inti eResearch practices and attitudes in the Australian higher education sector. It first opened in 2009 and was run again in late 2011. More than 1800 participants have now taken part across ten member universities.
Work has begun on extending and enhancing the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank. This NeCTAR funded project will build on Intersect’s earlier work, deployed in 2009, which delivered a secure, commercial grade system for collecting, storing and sharing schizophrenia research data.
NeCTAR late yesterday announced the nine proposals recommended for funding under NeCTAR Stage 2. Intersect is involved in four of these projects. Three Virtual Laboratory proposals:
- Above and Beyond Speech, Language and Music: A Virtual Lab for Human Communication Science, led by UWS
- The Industrial Ecology Lab, led by the University of Sydney
- Biodiversity Climate Change Adaptation, led by Griffith University and
- the Intersect NSW Research Cloud Node.
Congratulations to all those involved in preparing the proposals. See http://nectar.org.au/news
Calendar of Events
Register here http://intersect-09.eventbrite.com.au.