Simon Michnowicz’s win of QCIF’s door prize at last month’s eResearch Australasia conference (eResAU2023) means Monash University will receive a free KeyPoint tenancy for 12 months, valued at $37,500.
KeyPoint is a trusted research environment for analysing and sharing sensitive research data.
QCIF congratulates Monash University and Simon, a Senior HPC Consultant at the Monash eResearch Centre.
Record number of QCIF speakers at eResAU2023
QCIF’s team presented a record number of talks at the hybrid online and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre-based eResAU2023 conference.
Nineteen QCIF staff either presented or co-authored talks at the conference, held from 17–19 October.
Eight staff participated in eResAU2023 in other ways, such as acting as a session chair, being involved in Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, or presenting a poster.
QCIF CEO Sach Jayasinghe was the co-Chair of the conference Program Committee alongside QCIF board member Professor Linda O’Brien.
Sach acted as session chair for three themed sessions at eResAU2023, namely: Developing and Training for Now and the Future; Enabling Platforms and Services; and Leveraging Data Assets.
Listed below are the talks QCIF staff either presented at the conference or co-authored (QCIF staff are highlighted in bold):
- KeyPoint – A universal trusted research environment for sharing, accessing and analysing sensitive data, Peter Marendy, Stephen Bird, Hoylen Sue, Diego Guillen, John Perry, Vitaly Gnyubkin, Michael Mallon, Mark Hoffmann, Kathy Dallest, Jason Ferris, Dom Gorse
- Building infrastructure for sensitive data workloads, Michael Mallon, John Perry, Stephen Bird
- Delivering a secure, trusted and scalable infrastructure environment for data governance, control and management of sensitive data for remote analysis for the Australian landscape, Mathew Ishac, Stephen Bird
- Building Galaxy Labs to advance life science research, Anna Syme, Madeline Bassetti, Winnie Mok, Cameron Hyde, Nigel Ward, Gareth Price
- DReSA – a story of continuing collaboration in skills training, Melissa Burke, Kathryn Unsworth, Nick May, Mark Crowe, Kay Steel, Ann Backhaus, Frederick Fung, Anastasios Papaioannou
- Driving community engagement with National Research Infrastructures, Melissa Burke, Fathima Haseen, Aditi Subramanya, Emma Joughin, Ann Backhaus, Sarah Thomas, Kerry Mora, Jo Condon, Kathryn Unsworth, David Poger, Aidan Heerdegen, Kelsey Druken, Natalia Bateman, Roger Edberg
- AI Skill Training Pathway: Bridging Gaps and Fostering Inclusivity: Frederick Fung, Slava Kitaeff, Anastasios Papaioannou, Partric Tung, Jingbo Wang, Maxime Rio, Mike Laverick, Mitchell Hargreaves, Mark Crowe, Abdullah Shaik
- Technical tools for humanities researchers: a productive placement case report, Evelyn Ansell, Simon Musgrave, Sam Hames, Sara King
- Curating species lists: Aggregating data to enhance context, Keeva Connolly, Kathryn Hall
- The impacts of collaborative software development between eResearch and the Australian Rivers Institute, Isaac Jennings, Jan Hettenhausen, Jagriti Tiwari
- Presenting the idea behind SciDir – A scientific software distribution repository for bringing reproducible software containers securely to HPCs in Australia, Steffen Bollmann, Aswin Narayanan, Sarah Beecroft, Greg D’Arcy, Nigel Ward, Peter Marendy.
Six QCIF staff also took part in the following Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions at eResAU2023:
- Head out on the HPC Highway: Opening Up HPC to Under-Represented & Cross-Disciplinary Domains, Jingbo Wang, Fred Fung, Marlies Hankel, Fathima Haseen, Ann Backhaus, Sarah Beecroft
- Putting Babel fish in our ears – creating a language for developers to talk to infrastructure designers and users for mutual gain, Keeva Connolly, Steven Manos, Winnie Mok, Tiff Nelson, Nigel Ward, Farah Zaib Khan, Peter Brenton, Kathryn Hall
- Not an author or facilitator, but Melissa Burke presented a flash talk in the following BoF session about her experience of participating in the Centre for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement’s (CSCCE) “Scientific Community Engagement Fundamentals” course: How do you keep the candle lit and not burn it from both ends (as a community & as a community member).
QCIF Skills Development Manager Mark Crowe co-authored a poster for eResAU2023 alongside ARDC’s Paula Martinez, titled: The Queensland Research Software Developers Forum – Connecting Members of a Dispersed Community.
Lastly, Gareth Price ran two Galaxy Australia demonstrations at the AARNET booth, alongside AARNET’s Olivier Allart.
QCIF also had a booth at eResAU2023 and thanks all conference delegates who stopped by for a chat.
The eResearch Australasia conference provides an opportunity for delegates to engage, connect and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information-centric research capabilities, and how technologies can help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, find, understand and reuse information.