eResearch Australasia 2017

16–20 October 2017, Brisbane

Brisbane-based eResearch Australasia 2017, 16–20 October, offers attendees the opportunity to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information-centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

Pre-conference workshops will be held 16–17 October, and the main conference will be held 18–20 October.

QCIF will have an exhibition booth at the conference, housed in South Bank’s Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Visit the booth, 18–20 October, and talk to the team about how QCIF can help your research, and your institution’s research projects.

QCIF will also be involved in the following activities at the conference:


Wednesday, 18 October, 1:40pm–2pm: ‘MeDiCI can do that!'
QRIScloud Systems Administrator Michael Mallon will discuss data storage fabric MeDiCI (Metropolitan Data Caching Infrastructure). Michael will describe the innovations behind MeDiCI, particularly how the project team, involving QCIF, was able to avoid the silos of storage issue when providing access to data in MeDiCI.

Thursday, 19 October, 2pm–2:20pm: ' a powerful and adaptable multi-omic data integration, management and analysis framework'
QCIF/RCC Program Manager for NCRIS-funded Health and Life Sciences Projects Dr Jeff Christiansen will present this multi-authored paper. The RDS-funded portal is a national first: a cloud-based system for both integrated biological data management and associated informatics analysis for four broad “-omics” data types (DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites), which enables the sharing of data and collaborative analysis amongst members of a research consortium.

A number of QCIF collaborators will also speak at the conference, including those from RCC (UQ's Research Computing Centre), BCCVL (Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Lab), Stemformatics, and TERN (Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network).

Birds-of-a-feather sessions

Wednesday, 18 October, 4pm–5pm: ‘Adopting outputs from the Research Data Alliance
QCIF/RCC Program Manager for NCRIS-funded Health and Life Sciences Projects Dr Jeff Christiansen will co-host this BoF session.

Friday, 20 October, 9:50am–10:50am: Research Data Stories: Struggles and Successes in Environmental Science
QCIF eResearch Services Manager Nigel Ward and Hamish Holewa will lead this BoF session.

Poster reception

Wednesday, 18 October, 5pm–6:30pm: ‘Hacky Hour for eResearch Training, Engagement and Community Development
QCIF/RCC/IMB eResearch Analyst Dr Nick Hamilton will present his and former QCIF/RCC staffer Belinda Weaver’s poster about Hacky Hour at the poster reception following the close of conference sessions.


Friday, 20 October, 12:50pm–2pm: ReDBox DLC and the Research Activity Portal
A new version of ReDBox is the platform driving the Research Activity Portal, a Research Activity ID (RAiD) service that QCIF Outreach & Engineering Manager Gavin Kennedy will demonstrate in this showcase session.

View the full program of eResearch Australasia 2017.