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QUT joins AeRO

The Queensland University of Technology Office of eResearch has joined Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) as a full member.

QUT is the second Queensland university to become a full AeRO member, joining The University of Queensland’s Research Computing Centre.
 
The membership further exemplifies QUT’s leading role and strategic commitment to Australian eResearch.
 
QUT Director of eResearch Professor Matthew Bellgard, who sits on QCIF’s board of directors, said AeRO is an important emerging collaborative partner for eResearch activities within the Australasian research community.
 
“AeRO will help deliver additional opportunities to highlight and extend our research collaboration activities within the national landscape,” he said.
 
AeRO CEO Sam Moskwa warmly welcomed its latest institutional member. “QUT’s Office of eResearch is an excellent example of increasingly important links that continue to develop between research and commercialisation. Many of our planned initiatives for 2019 involve increased collaboration with our institutional partners, and we anticipate this will be an exciting partnership.”
 
AeRO members are organisations that provide and support eResearch services and resources.

QCIF is a full AeRO member.
 
Full AeRO members can participate in the organisation’s governance, have equal ownership interest in AeRO’s assets, and pay significantly reduced fees for all AeRO offerings, where charged.
 
AeRO co-Chair and QCIF CEO Dr Phil Gurney said AeRO provides a means for eResearch organisations across Australia and New Zealand to collaborate, share information, and build the community around best practice in eResearch.
 
“This year has been very successful, with both the C3DIS [Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science] and eResearch Australasia conferences being led by AeRO, in addition to the annual AeRO Forum. It is great to see QUT joining, and we look forward to enhanced collaborations in the future,” said Dr Gurney.
 
QUT’s Office of eResearch, in partnership with the university’s researchers as end-users, develops technological solutions that solve real-world problems. The eResearch Office works to understand the research question, bring clarity to the technical and socio-technical challenges and applies QUT’s understanding of leading-edge technology to develop bespoke solutions that meet the needs of QUT’s stakeholders.
 
Want to become an AeRO member? See AeRO’s website for more information