6–8 July 2021

Three QCIF staff will be actively involved in the online Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science (C3DIS). 

Dr Gareth Price and Dr Francis Gacenga will deliver talks, while Dr Mark Crowe will co-chair a ‘co-working session’ at the conference, hosted by CSIRO from 6–8 July.

Gareth, QCIF’s Head of Computational Biology, will discuss Galaxy Australia, a national bioinformatics platform for life sciences, in his talk on Tuesday, 6 July, 12:30pm–1:30pm (AEST). 

Francis, a QCIF eResearch Analyst based at the University of Southern Queensland, will present an evaluation of the effectiveness of adoption and implementation of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data management principles in research at USQ. His talk will take place on Wednesday, 7 July, 12:30pm–1:30pm.

Shortly after Francis’ talk, Mark, QCIF’s Skills Development Manager, will co-chair an interactive session about national training collaborations from 2pm–3pm.

During 2020, the eResearch and data skills trainer community supported each other to deliver high-quality training online. These efforts highlighted the need for key pieces of national-level infrastructure to scale training delivery and achieve meaningful impact for the research community.

The session’s other co-chairs include staff from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, AARNet, Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), Intersect and the Curtin Institute for Computation. 

C3DIS is an opportunity for Australian scientists, researchers and technology experts from various domains and organisations to learn from each other’s success stories.