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E-research at VUW


E-Research Symposium Presentations
Victoria University of Wellington, 11 June 2008

KAREN and Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges.
Presented to VUW Library staff, 2008.

KAREN: What you can do with an advanced research and education network!
Presented to Crown Research Institute staff from HortResearch, Landcare and AgResearch in July-August 2007.


The Contribution of E-Research to VUW’s Research Strategy 2008 - 2010 (proposal to develop an e-research strategy for VUW)

E-Research at VUW: Capability Building Strategy 2008-2010 - June 2008

Conference reports

Conference report: eResearch Australasia 2007 - Humanities and Library Perspectives
Brian Opie (English) and Alison Stevenson (VUW Library)

Conference report: Internet2 Fall 2007 Member Meeting
John Hine (Computer Science)

Conference report: eResearch Australasia 2007 - E-Research Perspectives
Sam Searle (E-Research)

Workshop report: Access Grid Retreat 2007
Roger Cliffe (Computer Science)

E-research in New Zealand

National policy and strategy documents

Advanced Network Capability Building Roadmap 2007-2009
Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ). 2007.

Scan of New Zealand's Large Scale Research Infrastructure Needs 2007-2012
MoRST Research Infrastructure Advisory Group. 2007.

National initiatives

BeSTGRID: Broadband-enabled Science and Technology Grid

BeSTGRID was a Tertiary Education Commission Innovation and Development Fund project (2006-2008) to pilot eResearch infrastructure in New Zealand. BeSTGRID is now continuing as a collegial in-kind community that will hopefully evolve to include universities, CRIs, and industry. BeSTGRID is focused on how to make e-research work in New Zealand. The project involved first steps in the development of a pilot shared infrastructure that facilitates collaborative use of specialised tools in a specific discipline, bioinformatics. The community is continuing this work, expanding activity into other areas such as biotechnology, social sciences, chemistry and materials, and geospatial research.

-- sam - 02 Apr 2008
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