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E-Research at VUW: Building Research Capability

What is e-research?

E-research is research done faster, better or differently, using advanced technologies that bring researchers together and enable them to conduct research as part of national and international teams. E-research tools and services can enhance researchers' ability to generate, collect, share, analyse, store and retrieve information.

The development of e-research is an urgent response to the large scale of many of the problems researchers need to address, the increasing amount of information available, and the high costs associated with scientific equipment and computing power.

Governments and universities are investing in e-research because it has the potential to accelerate the research process, make more efficient use of expensive research infrastructure, and enable collaboration in a global context.

Victoria e-Research Resources

ITS Research Services


There is an e-Research group within Victoria's yammer space that can be used for discussion of issues around e-Research. For those who have not found it yammer is a social networking style forum designed for organizations.Go to and create an account using your email address and you are in.You can then join the e-Research group and contribute to our discussions.

NZ e-Research Resources

eResearch New Zealand
New Zealand e-Science Infrastructure (NeSI)


EduRoam is a service offered by ITS. This is part of a global service that allows staff to use their employing university's credentials to access network services at another location that also supports EduRoam.While advertised at Victoria as a service provided to visitorsit is also very useful to Victoria staff visiting other universities or at conferences.

To use EduRoam locate and join a wireless network with that name.When you attempt to join you should be asked to provide a username and password to "login to EduRoam". Your username is Use your userid, not your email address, and the staff doman, i.e. rather than You password is your Victoria password. This should connect you to the local EduRoam network providing at least email and web browsing.

The login authentication is done using secure encryption so your password is protected from both the hosting institution and any possible eavesdroppers.

Latest news

eResearch NZ 2018: February 12th-14th; Queenstown

  • Submission deadline extended again to: Sunday 5th November 2017.
  • Abstract authors now notified of results: 19th November

Key dates have been announced:

  • 8 May 2017: Call for submissions
  • 15 July 2017: Abstract submission closes
  • 25 September 2017: Abstract authors notified of results
  • 1 October 2017: Programme announcement
  • 2 October: Early Bird registration closes

This "theme" for the 2018 event is:

"The eResearch Outlook: Impact, Sustainability and Excellence"

More information here:

(Note that the cannonical website: no longer exists)

IEEE eScience Conference, October 24-27; Auckland

The 13th IEEE International eScience Conference will be held, in NZ, one week after the eResearch Australasia 2017 event

Earlybird Registration Date: Sept. 8th.


eResearch Australasia 2017, Brisbane. 16-20th Oct

Conference website at:

Programme is now availabe:

eResearch NZ 2017: February 20th-22nd; Queenstown

eResearchNZ, as a national forum for discussion, aims to:
  • promote shared approaches to supporting eResearch needs
  • highlight current and emerging research priorities and trends
  • draw on experience from other regions
  • share work in progress and project outcomes.

The official website is here:

ResBaz Wellington, Feb 8-10th

ResBaz is a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the centre of modern research.

The website for the Wellington ResBaz, at VUW in February, is currently here:

and you can sign up to attend or volunteer for the VUWellington ResBaz here:

Multicore World 2017: February 20-22nd; Shed 6, Wellington

This year's Multicore World is, once again, here in Wellington in mid-February.

Details of the speakers may be found at

April 2015: Tuakiri Service Vision (v6)

Sat Mandri, the Service Manager at Tuakiri, NZ Access Federation Inc., has passed on the latest draft of their Service vision.

The document can be found attached here

eResearch 2020

eResearch 2020 was a 12 month qualitative study launched by NeSI, REANNZ and NZGL in 2014, which spoke with researchers across a wide range of disciplines, as well as leaders of ICT and management at New Zealand research institutions.

The eResearch 2020 website now has full and abrdiged copies of the summaries of the discussions:

There is also a proposed National Research Data Programme which has been developed through eResearch 2020 national workshops in April and June 2014, and in July 2015,

Older News

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Introducing_NeSI_20120716.6.pptxpptx Introducing_NeSI_20120716.6.pptx manage 2 MB 18 Jul 2012 - 13:35 Main.hine Michael Uddstrom's introduction to NeSI presented 18 July.
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