What is eResearch?
eResearch refers to the application of advanced information and communication technologies to the practice of research. Key areas include high performance computing, research data access and management, collaboration, networking, privacy and security.
Why is eResearch Important?
eResearch has become an indispensable activity that enables transformation and innovation in a broad range of research disciplines including health care, molecular biology, material science, engineering, law and fine arts. The management and mining of large data sets provides the foundation for research disciplines such as climate system science.
Support for eResearch@UNSW
An eResearch Coordination Group was established in 2009 as a forum for eResearch development, with the support of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the University Library. The Group draws on the expertise of a number of research academics, representatives from teaching and learning and the Director of Faculty IT Services. This group provides a forum for existing eResearch activities at UNSW and acts as the contact point for external bodies with an interest in eResearch at UNSW (e.g. ANDS, Intersect). The group is working to develop a vision for eResearch at UNSW, including goals and recommendations for how this vision can be achieved.
UNSW eResearch Goals
- Position UNSW as a major player in eResearch in order to improve influence on eResearch developments and to take advantage of emerging opportunities in this arena.
- Provide UNSW researchers with eResearch infrastructure which is fit for purpose, sustainable and scalable.
- Position UNSW to increase its share of funding opportunities for eResearch projects and collaborative projects with an eResearch foundation.
- Develop eResearch capacity across all disciplines.
- Maximise the opportunities arising from membership in Intersect.
For more information please contact
A/Prof Greg Leslie
Chair eResearch Coordination Committee
UNSW eResearch Analyst