Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) enables the Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, data intensive digital research infrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high quality data.

As a national research infrastructure provider, the ARDC facilitates partnerships to develop a coherent research environment that enables researchers to find, access, contribute to and effectively use services to maximise research quality and impact.

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) https://staging.dresa.org.au/content_providers/australian-research-data-commons-ardc The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) enables the Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, data intensive digital research infrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high quality data. As a national research infrastructure provider, the ARDC facilitates partnerships to develop a coherent research environment that enables researchers to find, access, contribute to and effectively use services to maximise research quality and impact. /system/content_providers/images/000/000/008/original/ARDC_Docusign_logo_-_296_x_76px_.png?1628210406
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Research Data Governance

This video contains key information for those who make research data-related decisions. It will help project leaders to start investigating ways to develop their own data governance policy, roles and responsibilities and procedures with the input of appropriate stakeholders.

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Keywords: data governance, research data

Resource type: video

Research Data Governance https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/research-data-governance This video contains key information for those who make research data-related decisions. It will help project leaders to start investigating ways to develop their own data governance policy, roles and responsibilities and procedures with the input of appropriate stakeholders. **Cite as** Australian Research Data Commons. (2021, June 30). Research Data Governance. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5044585 ARDC contact: https://ardc.edu.au/contact-us Max Wilkinson Shannon Callaghan Jo Savill Kristan Kang Kerry Levett Keith Russell Natasha Simons data governance, research data ecr researcher support
How can Software Containers help your Research?

This video explains software containers to a research audience. It is an introduction to why containers are beneficial for research. These benefits are standardisation, portability, reliability and reproducibility.

Software Containers in research are a solution that addresses the challenge of...

Keywords: containers, software containers, reproducibility, replicable computational environment, software, research, reusable, Cloud, standardisation

Resource type: video

How can Software Containers help your Research? https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/how-can-software-containers-help-your-research This video explains software containers to a research audience. It is an introduction to why containers are beneficial for research. These benefits are standardisation, portability, reliability and reproducibility. Software Containers in research are a solution that addresses the challenge of a replicable computational environment and supports reproducibility of research results. Understanding the concept of software containers enables researchers to better communicate their research needs with their colleagues and other researchers using and developing containers. **Cite as** Australian Research Data Commons. (2021, July 26). How can software containers help your research?. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5091260 Contact us: https://ardc.edu.au/contact-us/ containers, software containers, reproducibility, replicable computational environment, software, research, reusable, Cloud, standardisation phd ecr researcher support
ARDC FAIR Data 101 self-guided

FAIR Data 101 v3.0 is a self-guided course covering the FAIR Data principles

The FAIR Data 101 virtual course was designed and delivered by the ARDC Skilled Workforce Program twice in 2020 and has now been reworked as a self-guided course.

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Stokes, Liz, Liffers, Matthias,...

Keywords: training material, FAIR data, Research Data management, FAIR

Resource type: presentation, quiz, activity

ARDC FAIR Data 101 self-guided https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-fair-data-101-self-guided FAIR Data 101 v3.0 is a self-guided course covering the FAIR Data principles The FAIR Data 101 virtual course was designed and delivered by the ARDC Skilled Workforce Program twice in 2020 and has now been reworked as a self-guided course. **Cite as** Stokes, Liz, Liffers, Matthias, Burton, Nichola, Martinez, Paula A., Simons, Natasha, Russell, Keith, McCafferty, Siobhann, Ferrers, Richard, McEachern, Steve, Barlow, Melanie, Brady, Catherine, Brownlee, Rowan, Honeyman, Tom, & Quiroga, Maria del Mar. (2021, July 13). ARDC FAIR Data 101 self-guided. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5094034 ARDC Contact us: https://ardc.edu.au/contact-us/ training material, FAIR data, Research Data management, FAIR phd ecr researcher support
Software publishing, licensing, and citation

A short presentation for reuse includes speaker notes.

Making software citable using a code repository, an ORCID and a licence.

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Liffers, Matthias. (2021, July 12). Software publishing, licensing, and citation. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5091717

Keywords: software citation, software publishing, software registries, software repositories, research software

Resource type: presentation

Software publishing, licensing, and citation https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/software-publishing-licensing-and-citation A short presentation for reuse includes speaker notes. Making software citable using a code repository, an ORCID and a licence. **Cite as** Liffers, Matthias. (2021, July 12). Software publishing, licensing, and citation. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5091717 ARDC Contact us: https://ardc.edu.au/contact-us/ software citation, software publishing, software registries, software repositories, research software phd ecr researcher support
ARDC Guide to making Software Citable

A short guide to making software citable using a code repository, an ORCID and a licence.

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Liffers, Matthias, & Honeyman, Tom. (2021). ARDC Guide to making software citable. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5003989

Keywords: software citation, software publishing, software registries, software repositories, research software

Resource type: guide

ARDC Guide to making Software Citable https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-guide-to-making-software-citable A short guide to making software citable using a code repository, an ORCID and a licence. **Cite as** Liffers, Matthias, & Honeyman, Tom. (2021). ARDC Guide to making software citable. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5003989 ARDC Contact us: https://ardc.edu.au/contact-us/ software citation, software publishing, software registries, software repositories, research software phd ecr researcher support
ARDC Research Data Rights Management Guide

A practical guide for people and organisations working with data, about rights information and licences, and to raise awareness of the implications of not having licences on data.

Who is this for? This guide is primarily directed toward members of the research sector, particularly data rights...

Keywords: research data

Resource type: guide

ARDC Research Data Rights Management Guide https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-research-data-rights-management-guide A practical guide for people and organisations working with data, about rights information and licences, and to raise awareness of the implications of not having licences on data. Who is this for? This guide is primarily directed toward members of the research sector, particularly data rights holders users and suppliers. Some general reference is made to characteristics and management of government data, acknowledging that this kind of data can be input to the research process. Government readers should consult their agency’s data management policies, in addition to reading this guide. **Cite as** Australian Research Data Commons. (2019). ARDC Research Data Rights Management Guide. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5091580 ARDC Contact us: contact@ardc.edu.au research data mbr phd ecr researcher support
A National Agenda for Research Software

This agenda seeks to address recognition of research software as a first class output of research in Australia. A framework for guiding action is described, calling for three high level actions to see, shape and sustain research software. The current state for these high level actions is...

Keywords: research software, software sustainability, code availability

A National Agenda for Research Software https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/a-national-agenda-for-research-software This agenda seeks to address recognition of research software as a first class output of research in Australia. A framework for guiding action is described, calling for three high level actions to see, shape and sustain research software. The current state for these high level actions is described with reference to activities in Australia and abroad. A set of four actions against these high level actions addresses infrastructure, guidance, community and advocacy concerns, leading to the 12 actions overall that form the agenda. authors research software, software sustainability, code availability
ARDC Datacite API Jupyter notebook

This Jupyter notebook presents a low-barrier entry to using the DataCite REST API to mint, update, publish, and deleted DOIs and their associated metadata.It was designed specifically to not use any third-party libraries so that it can be reused in almost any Jupyter notebook environmentCode is...

Keywords: jupyter, notebook, DataCite, api, python, metadata, DOI

ARDC Datacite API Jupyter notebook https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-datacite-api-jupyter-notebook This Jupyter notebook presents a low-barrier entry to using the DataCite REST API to mint, update, publish, and deleted DOIs and their associated metadata.It was designed specifically to not use any third-party libraries so that it can be reused in almost any Jupyter notebook environmentCode is presented alongside human readable comments that explain the use of each component of the notebook. authors jupyter, notebook, DataCite, api, python, metadata, DOI
ORCID in Australia

Presentation for a 12 August 2021 webinar on ORCID, DOIs and return on investment for research infrastructure co-sponsored by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and Australian Access Federation (AAF). 

Webinar description from...

Keywords: persistent identifiers, ORCID, PID, research infrastructure

ORCID in Australia https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/orcid-in-australia Presentation for a 12 August 2021 webinar on ORCID, DOIs and return on investment for research infrastructure co-sponsored by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and Australian Access Federation (AAF).  Webinar description from registration page: Did you know that use of persistent identifiers (such as ORCID and DOIs) can result in significant savings for the research sector, savings that could be channelled back into research?  A June 2021 report by MoreBrains Cooperative for Jisc UK found significant savings based on current levels of PID adoption and that investment in PID integration could generate an estimated net saving of £5.67M over the course of five years if PID adoption targets are met. These savings will only expand once other ‘priority PIDs’ are equally well adopted, according to the report. Not only can investment in PIDs save time through efficiency gains, it can produce more accurate reporting and provide more meaningful metrics. According to report author, Josh Brown, “Investment in PIDs will also lead to improved, evidence-based decision-making by institutions, funders, and policy makers which, while less tangible and difficult to estimate, is likely to be significant”. Sounds too good to be true? We invite you to join us at a collaborative webinar co-sponsored by CAUL, ARDC and AAF where we will unpack the UK report with author Josh Brown (MoreBrains Cooperative) and talk about how Australia might achieve similar benefits through adoption of ‘priority PIDs’ with Natasha Simons (ARDC) and Melroy Almeida (AAF ORCID Consortium). The webinar will be moderated by Simon Huggard (CAUL), Chair of the Australian ORCID Advisory Group. Background  The use of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) in research outputs is critical because they provide identification of and connection between research objects and entities such as researchers, funders, organisations, articles, datasets, software, and samples. This enables better attribution and discovery of research and lays the foundation for better tracking of research impact. The ARDC’s suite of PID services, combined with those available through the AAF led Australian ORCID Consortium, form the backbone of enabling FAIR research outputs via PIDs in Australia.   authors persistent identifiers, ORCID, PID, research infrastructure
Software publishing, licensing and citation

This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research...

Keywords: software, code, Repositories, code sharing

Software publishing, licensing and citation https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/software-publishing-licensing-and-citation-6c077ba7-a0de-46be-b89e-6e0428eb94e6 This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research vocabularies, persistent identifiers, data discovery catalogues, metadata issues, licensing, governance, underpinning infrastructure (e.g. Nectar Research Cloud) and more. ARDC can also connect projects to national and international communities and initiatives trying to solve common challenges and outline best practice. This session explained why and how to publish, licence and cite software. A video recording of this session can also be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/l2acLeuF_QE authors software, code, Repositories, code sharing
OECD Report - Building digital workforce capacity and skills for data-intensive science (2020)

 

As a lead contributor to the OECD's Building Digital Workforce Capacity and Skills for Data-Intensive Science (2020) report, Dr Michelle Barker outlines in this presentation the goal of the report, i.e. to make recommendations to policy makers on how to facilitate the digital workforce...

Keywords: international skills initiatives, skills, training, OECD, EOSC, Capability building, Skills uplift, skills development, digital skilled workforce

OECD Report - Building digital workforce capacity and skills for data-intensive science (2020) https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/oecd-report-building-digital-workforce-capacity-and-skills-for-data-intensive-science-2020   As a lead contributor to the OECD's Building Digital Workforce Capacity and Skills for Data-Intensive Science (2020) report, Dr Michelle Barker outlines in this presentation the goal of the report, i.e. to make recommendations to policy makers on how to facilitate the digital workforce capacity needed for data-intensive science, based on analysis of best practice. The presentation highlights: - Digital workforce capacity and COVID19: the importance of digital skills, the need for shared access to open data, software and code, and the shortfall in skills to enable a comprehensive response to such emergencies - The ongoing need for a digital skilled workforce for data-intensive science - Five focus areas in the report include: 1. Enablers for digital workforce capacity development 2. Defining needs: digital skills, frameworks and roles 3. Provision of training 4. Community development 5. Career paths and reward structures - Recommendations for actors incl. universities, national or regional governments authors international skills initiatives, skills, training, OECD, EOSC, Capability building, Skills uplift, skills development, digital skilled workforce
Storage and compute workflow cost comparisons

Storage and compute infrastructure provide a fundamental foundation underpinning research workflows across Australia.  Institutions and research organisations are rightly exploring and assessing commercial services versus nationally subsidised services against a range of criteria, including...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Storage and compute workflow cost comparisons https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/storage-and-compute-workflow-cost-comparisons-e02239b2-6a7e-4590-9648-bc0ff150954f Storage and compute infrastructure provide a fundamental foundation underpinning research workflows across Australia.  Institutions and research organisations are rightly exploring and assessing commercial services versus nationally subsidised services against a range of criteria, including service quality, service capabilities, and total cost of ownership.  Through this project, QCIF has undertaken a comparison of representative storage and compute workflows across QRIScloud and AWS authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
An open source textbook for research software engineering

Over the past year, a group of Carpentries instructors have been working on an open source textbook called Research Software Engineering with Python. The book is a ready-to-go university semester course aimed at helping learners go from writing code for themselves, to creating tools that help...

Keywords: data skills, software skills, open source, research software, research software engineering

An open source textbook for research software engineering https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/an-open-source-textbook-for-research-software-engineering Over the past year, a group of Carpentries instructors have been working on an open source textbook called Research Software Engineering with Python. The book is a ready-to-go university semester course aimed at helping learners go from writing code for themselves, to creating tools that help their entire field advance. A physical version of the book will be published with Taylor & Francis in early 2021. During the review phase of the publication process, we are seeking feedback on the content and scope of the book from the digital skills training community. authors data skills, software skills, open source, research software, research software engineering
Software publishing, licensing, and citation

A short presentation for reuse includes speaker notes.

Making software citable using a code repository, an ORCID and a licence.

Keywords: Software citation, Software publishing, Software registries, Software Repositories, research Software

Software publishing, licensing, and citation https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/software-publishing-licensing-and-citation-044dd88b-8b69-411c-a91a-ba1d4d5fc87d A short presentation for reuse includes speaker notes. Making software citable using a code repository, an ORCID and a licence. authors Martinez, Paula Andrea (type: ProjectLeader) Software citation, Software publishing, Software registries, Software Repositories, research Software
ARDC Guide to making software citable

A short guide to making software citable using a code repository, an ORCID and a licence.

Keywords: Software citation, Software publishing, Software registries, Software repositories, Research software

ARDC Guide to making software citable https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-guide-to-making-software-citable-1fa4941f-4e76-4210-8d42-505b64a64ebd A short guide to making software citable using a code repository, an ORCID and a licence. authors Martinez, Paula Andrea (type: ProjectLeader) Software citation, Software publishing, Software registries, Software repositories, Research software
HeSANDA Design Phase information session

This information session provides an introduction to the HeSANDA program, an overview of the Design Phase, and information for attendees about how they can be involved.

You can watch the video on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/VROOXwUf9lI

Keywords: HeSANDA

HeSANDA Design Phase information session https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/hesanda-design-phase-information-session This information session provides an introduction to the HeSANDA program, an overview of the Design Phase, and information for attendees about how they can be involved. You can watch the video on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/VROOXwUf9lI authors HeSANDA
DReSA: Project team reflections

This presentation provides thoughts and reflections from the Digital Research Skills Australaisa (DReSA) project team on DReSA. Team members highlight their perspectives on value propositions and benefits for their respective institutiosn/organisations and nationally, as well as individual...

Keywords: training events, training materials, training repository, skilled workforce, digital research skills, digital research training, digital research, trainers, FAIR training

DReSA: Project team reflections https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/dresa-project-team-reflections This presentation provides thoughts and reflections from the Digital Research Skills Australaisa (DReSA) project team on DReSA. Team members highlight their perspectives on value propositions and benefits for their respective institutiosn/organisations and nationally, as well as individual reflections on collaboration and working together on the project so far. You can watch the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/qqH92itI8SI   authors training events, training materials, training repository, skilled workforce, digital research skills, digital research training, digital research, trainers, FAIR training
ML4AU: Trainings, trainers and building an ML community

This lightning talk provides an update on the current state of machine lerning training activities. Additionally, the talk will introduce the training portal on the ML4AU website, which has been created to address some of the challenges faced by the trainer community.

You can watch the YouTube...

Keywords: machine learning, training, skills, community of practice, trainers

ML4AU: Trainings, trainers and building an ML community https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ml4au-trainings-trainers-and-building-an-ml-community This lightning talk provides an update on the current state of machine lerning training activities. Additionally, the talk will introduce the training portal on the ML4AU website, which has been created to address some of the challenges faced by the trainer community. You can watch the YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/cQS0guC5_Cg authors machine learning, training, skills, community of practice, trainers
ARDC Training Materials Metadata Checklist v1.1

The ARDC Training Materials Metadata Checklist aims to support learning designers, training materials creators, trainers and national training infrastructure providers to capture key information and apply appropriate mechanisms to enable sharing and reuse of their training materials

Keywords: checklist, Training materials, FAIR, standard, requirements, metadata

ARDC Training Materials Metadata Checklist v1.1 https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-training-materials-metadata-checklist-v1-1 The ARDC Training Materials Metadata Checklist aims to support learning designers, training materials creators, trainers and national training infrastructure providers to capture key information and apply appropriate mechanisms to enable sharing and reuse of their training materials authors checklist, Training materials, FAIR, standard, requirements, metadata
HeSANDA Stakeholder Consultation Report

HeSANDA Stakeholder Consultation Project: Summary of consultation feedback.

Keywords: Secondary health data, clinical trials, consultation

HeSANDA Stakeholder Consultation Report https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/hesanda-stakeholder-consultation-report HeSANDA Stakeholder Consultation Project: Summary of consultation feedback. authors Secondary health data, clinical trials, consultation
ARDC Your first step to FAIR

This workshop gives a brief overview of the FAIR principles, including a method to make a one-file dataset FAIR.

Keywords: training materials, FAIR, data, workshop

ARDC Your first step to FAIR https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-your-first-step-to-fair This workshop gives a brief overview of the FAIR principles, including a method to make a one-file dataset FAIR. authors Stokes, Liz (type: Editor) Martinez, Paula Andrea (type: Editor) Russell, Keith (type: Editor) training materials, FAIR, data, workshop
Exploring higher levels of assurance for federated access to sensitive data (including multi-factor authentication)

The project set out to understand the requirements for access to sensitive data and how those requirements might be addressed in a federated environment. The specific questions the project explored were:
1. What specific requirements exist when authenticating researchers for access to sensitive...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Exploring higher levels of assurance for federated access to sensitive data (including multi-factor authentication) https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/exploring-higher-levels-of-assurance-for-federated-access-to-sensitive-data-including-multi-factor-authentication The project set out to understand the requirements for access to sensitive data and how those requirements might be addressed in a federated environment. The specific questions the project explored were: 1. What specific requirements exist when authenticating researchers for access to sensitive data? 2. How has multi-factor authentication (MFA) been deployed in international contexts? How widely is it used? What is working well? What are the issues? 3. What policies and processes must accompany technology implementations? 4. How well positioned are organisations in Australia’s research and education environment (the AAF, institutions and service providers) with respect to policy, process and technology to enable access to sensitive data?   authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Costs of Running Production Genomics Workflows On-Premise as well as on Commercial Clouds

While the field of genome analysis is rapidly evolving, a number of tools have matured to become the de factostandard. The Garvan Institute has rapidly grown to become Australia’s leading genome-powered medical research institute, and this has meant that we have moved production genome analysis...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Costs of Running Production Genomics Workflows On-Premise as well as on Commercial Clouds https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/costs-of-running-production-genomics-workflows-on-premise-as-well-as-on-commercial-clouds-4df09e77-d9f4-4808-a23c-5cc850ca030b While the field of genome analysis is rapidly evolving, a number of tools have matured to become the de factostandard. The Garvan Institute has rapidly grown to become Australia’s leading genome-powered medical research institute, and this has meant that we have moved production genome analysis workflows out of the hands of individual researchers. Instead, these workflows are built by engineers to be run at scale on-premise, on commercial clouds (Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure) and at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI).  This project investigated the following questions:  • Since Garvan built their 5000 core on-premise computational infrastructure using grants - what does it cost to run these workflows at Garvan, and how do these costs compare when running the identical workflows on AWS, Azure and the NCI.  • What are the underlying costs of running these analyses that include, power, maintenance, staffing etc?  authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
ARCOS Project Governance

The ARCOS Project Governance provides details of the governance model and responsibility to be adopted for the ARCOS establishment project.

Keywords: kubernetes, containers, cloud research, research infrastructure, cloud native, k8, multi-cloud, governance

ARCOS Project Governance https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/arcos-project-governance The ARCOS Project Governance provides details of the governance model and responsibility to be adopted for the ARCOS establishment project. authors kubernetes, containers, cloud research, research infrastructure, cloud native, k8, multi-cloud, governance
ARCOS establishment roadmap

The ARCOS establishment roadmap provides details and processes to be undertaken for adopting a nationally coordinated approach supporting containers, Kubernetes, and multi-cloud interoperability.

Keywords: Kubernetes, Containers, cloud research, research infrastructure, cloud native, k8, multi-cloud

ARCOS establishment roadmap https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/arcos-establishment-roadmap The ARCOS establishment roadmap provides details and processes to be undertaken for adopting a nationally coordinated approach supporting containers, Kubernetes, and multi-cloud interoperability. authors Kubernetes, Containers, cloud research, research infrastructure, cloud native, k8, multi-cloud
National Identifier Infrastructure - Australia

Presentation for a 12 August 2021 webinar on ORCID, DOIs and return on investment for research infrastructure co-sponsored by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and Australian Access Federation (AAF). 

Description of webinar from...

Keywords: persistent identifiers, policy, research infrastructure, cost benefit, PID

National Identifier Infrastructure - Australia https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/national-identifier-infrastructure-australia Presentation for a 12 August 2021 webinar on ORCID, DOIs and return on investment for research infrastructure co-sponsored by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and Australian Access Federation (AAF).  Description of webinar from registration page: Did you know that use of persistent identifiers (such as ORCID and DOIs) can result in significant savings for the research sector, savings that could be channelled back into research?  A June 2021 report by MoreBrains Cooperative for Jisc UK found significant savings based on current levels of PID adoption and that investment in PID integration could generate an estimated net saving of £5.67M over the course of five years if PID adoption targets are met. These savings will only expand once other ‘priority PIDs’ are equally well adopted, according to the report. Not only can investment in PIDs save time through efficiency gains, it can produce more accurate reporting and provide more meaningful metrics. According to report author, Josh Brown, “Investment in PIDs will also lead to improved, evidence-based decision-making by institutions, funders, and policy makers which, while less tangible and difficult to estimate, is likely to be significant”. Sounds too good to be true? We invite you to join us at a collaborative webinar co-sponsored by CAUL, ARDC and AAF where we will unpack the UK report with author Josh Brown (MoreBrains Cooperative) and talk about how Australia might achieve similar benefits through adoption of ‘priority PIDs’ with Natasha Simons (ARDC) and Melroy Almeida (AAF ORCID Consortium). The webinar will be moderated by Simon Huggard (CAUL), Chair of the Australian ORCID Advisory Group. Background  The use of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) in research outputs is critical because they provide identification of and connection between research objects and entities such as researchers, funders, organisations, articles, datasets, software, and samples. This enables better attribution and discovery of research and lays the foundation for better tracking of research impact. The ARDC’s suite of PID services, combined with those available through the AAF led Australian ORCID Consortium, form the backbone of enabling FAIR research outputs via PIDs in Australia. authors persistent identifiers, policy, research infrastructure, cost benefit, PID
Garvan's love-hate relationship with commercial clouds

Five years ago the Garvan Institute of Medical Research embraced genomics to underpin all its research, and thereby became Australia’s biggest genome data producer. Today, Garvan computes and runs services on all commercial clouds (AWS, Azure and Google).  The aim of the project was to...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Garvan's love-hate relationship with commercial clouds https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/garvan-s-love-hate-relationship-with-commercial-clouds-41c9b4b7-9203-4168-90a5-cfc542ead928 Five years ago the Garvan Institute of Medical Research embraced genomics to underpin all its research, and thereby became Australia’s biggest genome data producer. Today, Garvan computes and runs services on all commercial clouds (AWS, Azure and Google).  The aim of the project was to investigate and report on the following:  1. How Garvan currently manages costs on commercial clouds and providers of Platforms as a Service (PaaS), specifically DNAnexus.  2. How Garvan decides between commercial and on-premise solutions and our advice on how to make this decision.  3. How the ARDC could be a valuable partner to research organisations in supporting the demand in this area. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Projects Exchange 2021: Platforms #1

The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents projects in the Platforms program, which aims to increase the number of researchers with access to platforms, both in terms of absolute number and in terms of diversity of...

Keywords: platforms, virtual labs, research infrastructure, ARDC, projects exchange

Projects Exchange 2021: Platforms #1 https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/projects-exchange-2021-platforms-1 The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents projects in the Platforms program, which aims to increase the number of researchers with access to platforms, both in terms of absolute number and in terms of diversity of disciplines. Platforms are “a set of online services, often with associated integration and/or orchestration functions and connections to specific data resources, that is intended to enable researchers to carry out some of their research activities”. Platforms are also called virtual research environments or virtual laboratories. This presentation includes: AgReFed: A platform for the transformation of agricultural research - Helen Thompson (Federation University, Victoria) Global Multi-Resolution Topography for Australian coastal and ocean models - Kim Picard (Geoscience Australia) Geodynamic ADjoint Optimization PlaTform - Rhodri Davies (ANU) Open EcoAcoustics: A Platform to Manage, Share and Analyse EcoAcoustic Data - Paul Roe (QUT) Transforming Australian aquatic ecosystem monitoring using AI (FishID) - Rod Connolly (Griffith) Biosecurity Commons - Intelligently Managing our Pests and Diseases - Aaron Dodd (UniMelb) Scientific workflow system for environmental health impact assessments - Ivan Hanigan (U Syd) The Australian Housing Data Analytics Platform - Chris Pettit (UNSW) The video recording of this session can be viewed on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Fy7kkpcVo authors Thompson, Helen (type: ProjectLeader) Picard, Kim (type: ProjectLeader) Davies, Rhodri (type: ProjectLeader) Roe, Paul (type: ProjectLeader) Connolly, Rod (type: ProjectLeader) Dodd, Aaron (type: ProjectLeader) Hanigan, Ivan (type: ProjectLeader) Dhand, Navneet (type: ProjectLeader) Pettit, Chris (type: ProjectLeader) platforms, virtual labs, research infrastructure, ARDC, projects exchange
Locking the front door without leaving the windows open: Positioning authentication technologies within the Five Safes framework for effective and safe use of sensitive research data

This project explores the options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments.  This project seeks to position choices around authentication technologies within the Five...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Locking the front door without leaving the windows open: Positioning authentication technologies within the Five Safes framework for effective and safe use of sensitive research data https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/locking-the-front-door-without-leaving-the-windows-open-positioning-authentication-technologies-within-the-five-safes-framework-for-effective-and-safe-use-of-sensitive-research-data This project explores the options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments.  This project seeks to position choices around authentication technologies within the Five Safes framework for research use of sensitive data, proposed in 2003 by Felix Ritchie of the UK Office of National Statistics: • Safe Projects: is the proposed research use of the data appropriate?  • Safe People: can the users be trusted to use the data in an appropriate manner?  • Safe Settings: does the access facility limit unauthorised use? • Safe Data: is there a disclosure risk in the data itself? • Safe Outputs: are the research results non-disclosive i.e. they do not compromise privacy or breach confidentiality? authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
NCI training strategy and impact story to address pressing needs from user community

This presentation looks at how NCI provides training opportunities, supporting users to develop their digital skills with the aim of underpinning the integrity of research. NCI's new training strategy is outlined along with how training is evaluated and impact is measured. Through extensive...

Keywords: training impact, evaluation, skills training, training strategy, community, survey design

NCI training strategy and impact story to address pressing needs from user community https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/nci-training-strategy-and-impact-story-to-address-pressing-needs-from-user-community This presentation looks at how NCI provides training opportunities, supporting users to develop their digital skills with the aim of underpinning the integrity of research. NCI's new training strategy is outlined along with how training is evaluated and impact is measured. Through extensive internal polling the training team have identified a number of gaps. Based on the gaps an end-to-end learning journey has been created. The presentation also provides an overview of immediate, middle term and community impacts of training at NCI. You can watch the video on YouTube here:https://youtu.be/LVn5TZFufjI authors training impact, evaluation, skills training, training strategy, community, survey design
ARDC National Agenda for Research Software (Poster)

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) National Agenda for Research Software is a strategic activity for the ARDC’s Platforms and Software theme. 

Over 2021-2023, this initiative will promote and support activities for the recognition of research software as first-class output of research,...

Keywords: Research Software, Strategy, Software Authors, Researchers, RSE, ARDC

ARDC National Agenda for Research Software (Poster) https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-national-agenda-for-research-software-poster The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) National Agenda for Research Software is a strategic activity for the ARDC’s Platforms and Software theme.  Over 2021-2023, this initiative will promote and support activities for the recognition of research software as first-class output of research, by making it seen, well-shaped and sustained. If you have any questions about the ARDC Research Software Program, get in touch with ARDC: ARDC Website: https://ardc.edu.au Contact Form: https://ardc.edu.au/contact-us/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ARDC_AU Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/australian-research-data-commons/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ARDC_AU About Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) The ARDC is a transformational initiative that enables Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, leading edge data intensive eInfrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data. The purpose of the ARDC is to provide Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data, providing access to leading edge eResearch collections, tools, infrastructure and services. Its mission is to accelerate research and innovation by driving excellence in the creation, analysis and retention of high-quality data assets. authors Communications Team (type: ProjectMember) Research Software, Strategy, Software Authors, Researchers, RSE, ARDC
Show & Tell - Tackling 'no shows'

In this session, questions were asked on how to tackle 'no shows' for training events:

  • What are the motivations behind ‘no shows’?

  • What % of ‘no shows’ is acceptable? Any data on that?

  • Do we need to lay some gentle guilt trips?

  • Community Slides

  • Tackling ‘no shows’. What is your...

Keywords: training attendance, no shows, skills training

Show & Tell - Tackling 'no shows' https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/show-tell-tackling-no-shows In this session, questions were asked on how to tackle 'no shows' for training events: - What are the motivations behind ‘no shows’? - What % of ‘no shows’ is acceptable? Any data on that? - Do we need to lay some gentle guilt trips? - Community Slides - Tackling ‘no shows’. What is your approach? What would you be willing to try? authors training attendance, no shows, skills training
Machine learning infrastructure deployed at scale: understanding requirements, demand, impact and international best practice

Over the past two years, there has been a steep increase in the application of machine learning (ML) techniques across a wide range of domains. There has also been a significant increase in demand for hardware suited to deep learning, including GPUs and high-bandwidth file systems.  
This project...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Machine learning infrastructure deployed at scale: understanding requirements, demand, impact and international best practice https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/machine-learning-infrastructure-deployed-at-scale-understanding-requirements-demand-impact-and-international-best-practice Over the past two years, there has been a steep increase in the application of machine learning (ML) techniques across a wide range of domains. There has also been a significant increase in demand for hardware suited to deep learning, including GPUs and high-bandwidth file systems.   This project investigated the soft and hard infrastructure required to underpin and support the increasing adoption of ML, at scale. Goals for the project were:  1. To form a clear understanding of the relationship between research requirements, computing capability, capacity, and research impact.  2. To understand individual researcher requirements and consolidate these across a large cohort of groups, so that we can make evidence-based recommendations on how to underpin research adopting ML in the most efficient and effective manner, at scale. 3. To understand international best practices, and how it should inform Australian investment. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Projects Exchange 2021: Platforms #2

The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents projects in the Platforms program, which aims to increase the number of researchers with access to platforms, both in terms of absolute number and in terms of diversity of...

Keywords: platforms, virtual labs, research infrastructure, ARDC, projects exchange

Projects Exchange 2021: Platforms #2 https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/projects-exchange-2021-platforms-2 The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents projects in the Platforms program, which aims to increase the number of researchers with access to platforms, both in terms of absolute number and in terms of diversity of disciplines. Platforms are “a set of online services, often with associated integration and/or orchestration functions and connections to specific data resources, that is intended to enable researchers to carry out some of their research activities”. Platforms are also called virtual research environments or virtual laboratories. This presentation includes: Global technologies and standards for sharing human genomics research data - Bernie Pope (Australian BioCommons) Australian Cancer Data Network: distributed learning from clinical data - Tim Churches (Ingham Institute / UNSW) Australian Electrophysiology Data Analytics PlaTform (AEDAPT) - Tom Johnstone (Swinburne) Scalable Governance, Control & Management of FAIR Sensitive Research Data - Anitha Kannan (Monash) Australian Text Analytics Platform - Michael Haugh (UQ) - Time-Layered Cultural Map of Australia 2.0 - Bill Pascoe (U Newcastle) Australian Digital Observatory: Infrastructure for Dynamic Digital Data - Marissa Takahashi (QUT) The video recording of this session can be viewed on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6B2OJ8V1w authors Pope, Bernie (type: ProjectLeader) Churches, Ben (type: ProjectLeader) Kannan, Anitha (type: ProjectLeader) Haugh, Michael (type: ProjectLeader) Pascoe, Bill (type: ProjectLeader) Takahashi, Marissa (type: ProjectLeader) Johnstone, Tom (type: ProjectLeader) platforms, virtual labs, research infrastructure, ARDC, projects exchange
Coding and Software Club at the Burnet Institute: a Sisyphean story of normalising peer-to-peer learning

This presentation outlines the Burnet Institute and its Coding and Software Club. What motivated the establishment of the Club and what keeps it going, the tools used to engage, teach and learn and finally, how the Club has impacted people at various levels of the organisation. Also explored are...

Keywords: coding, software, training impact, culture change, community, skills training

Coding and Software Club at the Burnet Institute: a Sisyphean story of normalising peer-to-peer learning https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/coding-and-software-club-at-the-burnet-institute-a-sisyphean-story-of-normalising-peer-to-peer-learning This presentation outlines the Burnet Institute and its Coding and Software Club. What motivated the establishment of the Club and what keeps it going, the tools used to engage, teach and learn and finally, how the Club has impacted people at various levels of the organisation. Also explored are the challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt - valuable insights into what it tkaes to keep a community focused and enduring. You can watch the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/c2syM1Dfqbo authors coding, software, training impact, culture change, community, skills training
How can software containers help your research?

This video explains software containers to a research audience. It is an introduction to why containers are beneficial for research. These benefits are standardisation, portability, reliability and reproducibility. 

Software Containers in research are a solution that addresses the challenge of a...

Keywords: containers, software, research, reproducibility, RSE, standard, agility, portable, reusable, code, application, reproducible, standardisation, package, system, cloud, server, version, reliability, program, collaborator, ARDC_AU

How can software containers help your research? https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/how-can-software-containers-help-your-research-2f097e18-7165-43c5-8e2d-7e132de9c19c This video explains software containers to a research audience. It is an introduction to why containers are beneficial for research. These benefits are standardisation, portability, reliability and reproducibility.  Software Containers in research are a solution that addresses the challenge of a replicable computational environment and supports reproducibility of research results. Understanding the concept of software containers enables researchers to better communicate their research needs with their colleagues and other researchers using and developing containers. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HelrQnm3v4g If you want to share this video please use this: Australian Research Data Commons, 2021. How can software containers help your research?. [video] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HelrQnm3v4g DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5091260 [Accessed dd Month YYYY]. authors Martinez, Paula Andrea (type: ProjectLeader) Sam Muirhead (type: Producer) The ARDC Communications Team (type: Editor) The ARDC Skills and Workforce Development Team (type: ProjectMember) The ARDC eResearch Infrastructure & Services (type: ProjectMember) The ARDC Nectar Cloud Services team (type: ProjectMember) containers, software, research, reproducibility, RSE, standard, agility, portable, reusable, code, application, reproducible, standardisation, package, system, cloud, server, version, reliability, program, collaborator, ARDC_AU
European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) skills & training working group

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) skills & training working group

Keywords: international skills initiatives, skills, training, EOSC, capability building, skills uplift, skills development, digital skilled workforce

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) skills & training working group https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/european-open-science-cloud-eosc-skills-training-working-group European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) skills & training working group authors international skills initiatives, skills, training, EOSC, capability building, skills uplift, skills development, digital skilled workforce
ARDC Skills Impact and Strategy Community Discussion

The focus of this community event arose from the ARDC SKills Summit 2021, hosted in collaboration with eResearch Australasia Conference. Two key themes identified at the Summit formed the focus of this event: 1) How to convince senior management the value of digital skills training so that they...

Keywords: training impact, evaluation, skills training, resourcing, value proposition

ARDC Skills Impact and Strategy Community Discussion https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-skills-impact-and-strategy-community-discussion The focus of this community event arose from the ARDC SKills Summit 2021, hosted in collaboration with eResearch Australasia Conference. Two key themes identified at the Summit formed the focus of this event: 1) How to convince senior management the value of digital skills training so that they don't question resourcing 2) Evaluating the long-term impact of digital skills training on researchers’ workflows and outputs. You can watch the full video presentation on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/iSnE7OBILqs authors training impact, evaluation, skills training, resourcing, value proposition
HeSANDA Infrastructure Development - Information Session

Presenter's slides from the webinar about the HeSANDA Infrastructure Development opportunity and call for registrations of interest.

A recording of the webinar can be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UQ81AwEkdQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Keywords: HeSANDA, Health Studies Australian National Data Asset, ARDC

HeSANDA Infrastructure Development - Information Session https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/hesanda-infrastructure-development-information-session Presenter's slides from the webinar about the HeSANDA Infrastructure Development opportunity and call for registrations of interest. A recording of the webinar can be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UQ81AwEkdQ&feature=youtu.be   authors HeSANDA, Health Studies Australian National Data Asset, ARDC
Exploring higher levels of assurance for federated access to sensitive data (including multi-factor authentication)

The project set out to understand the requirements for access to sensitive data and how those requirements might be addressed in a federated environment. The specific questions the project explored were:
1. What specific requirements exist when authenticating researchers for access to sensitive...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Exploring higher levels of assurance for federated access to sensitive data (including multi-factor authentication) https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/exploring-higher-levels-of-assurance-for-federated-access-to-sensitive-data-including-multi-factor-authentication-d8e7704b-25da-410c-8668-0db6290ef8c6 The project set out to understand the requirements for access to sensitive data and how those requirements might be addressed in a federated environment. The specific questions the project explored were: 1. What specific requirements exist when authenticating researchers for access to sensitive data? 2. How has multi-factor authentication (MFA) been deployed in international contexts? How widely is it used? What is working well? What are the issues? 3. What policies and processes must accompany technology implementations? 4. How well positioned are organisations in Australia’s research and education environment (the AAF, institutions and service providers) with respect to policy, process and technology to enable access to sensitive data?   authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Analysis of HTC demand and deployment models

Modern research methods, in many fields, involves processing data and performing computations that require a large amount of computing resources. This project specifically focuses on a type of computing called High Throughput Computing (HTC).  It investigates the demand for HTC services in the...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Analysis of HTC demand and deployment models https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/analysis-of-htc-demand-and-deployment-models-2b46c42a-4158-4ec6-b3ab-cac1b4a58520 Modern research methods, in many fields, involves processing data and performing computations that require a large amount of computing resources. This project specifically focuses on a type of computing called High Throughput Computing (HTC).  It investigates the demand for HTC services in the Australian research community, and to identify issues and needs.  It focuses on the needs of the Australian research community at a national level that are outside the scope of which any single university or research organisation are able to provide on their own. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Training resources for sharing and reuse

This presentation outlines the work completed during a consultancy for ARDC by Dr Paula Martinez to develop new and publish existing national skills materials for reuse by the sector. She was responsible for the work package targeted to co-develop national skills materials with a strong emphasis...

Keywords: FAIR training materials, training materials, guides, software citation, software publishing, containers, software licensing, training materials checklist, research data governance

Training resources for sharing and reuse https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/training-resources-for-sharing-and-reuse This presentation outlines the work completed during a consultancy for ARDC by Dr Paula Martinez to develop new and publish existing national skills materials for reuse by the sector. She was responsible for the work package targeted to co-develop national skills materials with a strong emphasis on sharing and reuse. This was a very collaborative project with the opportunity to work with different target audiences, topics and support expertise. To accommodate for a short timeline. We defined the scope to six topics. 1) Containers in Research 2) Data Governance 3) Software citation and Licensing 4) FAIR Data 101 5) Metadata for Training Materials 6) Machine Learning Resources. You can watch the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/10Yv_BFa-mw authors FAIR training materials, training materials, guides, software citation, software publishing, containers, software licensing, training materials checklist, research data governance
Leading Australia to data-driven research impact

In this booklet we showcase the breadth and depth of the services and collaborations that the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) provides the research community. This document has a restricted licence. ARDC has the licence to use the images, fonts and logos, but these licences do not cover...

Keywords: ARDC, Impact, Showcase, Collaborate, Research, Community, Engage, research infrastructure, Digital Research, Data Commons

Leading Australia to data-driven research impact https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/leading-australia-to-data-driven-research-impact In this booklet we showcase the breadth and depth of the services and collaborations that the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) provides the research community. This document has a restricted licence. ARDC has the licence to use the images, fonts and logos, but these licences do not cover their use by third parties. The text and infographics are original and can be used through the CC BY licence. Please email comms@ardc.edu.au to check the use of part or all of this document. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5250676 authors ARDC, Impact, Showcase, Collaborate, Research, Community, Engage, research infrastructure, Digital Research, Data Commons
ARDC FAIR Data 101 self-guided

FAIR Data 101 v3.0 is a self-guided course covering the FAIR Data principles

The FAIR Data 101 virtual course was designed and delivered by the ARDC Skilled Workforce Program twice in 2020 and has now been reworked as a self-guided course.

The course structure was based on 'FAIR Data in the...

Keywords: training materials, FAIR data, video, webinar, activities, quiz, FAIR, research data management

ARDC FAIR Data 101 self-guided https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-fair-data-101-self-guided-2d026cdd-00d4-4c1c-b09a-5e53598a0dd6 FAIR Data 101 v3.0 is a self-guided course covering the FAIR Data principles The FAIR Data 101 virtual course was designed and delivered by the ARDC Skilled Workforce Program twice in 2020 and has now been reworked as a self-guided course. The course structure was based on 'FAIR Data in the Scholarly Communications Lifecycle', run by Natasha Simons at the FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute. These training materials are hosted on GitHub. authors training materials, FAIR data, video, webinar, activities, quiz, FAIR, research data management
Storage and compute workflow cost comparisons

Storage and compute infrastructure provide a fundamental foundation underpinning research workflows across Australia.  Institutions and research organisations are rightly exploring and assessing commercial services versus nationally subsidised services against a range of criteria, including...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Storage and compute workflow cost comparisons https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/storage-and-compute-workflow-cost-comparisons-795f089e-ea05-41de-8982-0e7a2e8d7807 Storage and compute infrastructure provide a fundamental foundation underpinning research workflows across Australia.  Institutions and research organisations are rightly exploring and assessing commercial services versus nationally subsidised services against a range of criteria, including service quality, service capabilities, and total cost of ownership.  Through this project, QCIF has undertaken a comparison of representative storage and compute workflows across QRIScloud and AWS. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Vocabularies and research data

This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research...

Keywords: research vocabularies australia, ontologies, controlled vocabularies

Vocabularies and research data https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/vocabularies-and-research-data This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research vocabularies, persistent identifiers, data discovery catalogues, metadata issues, licensing, governance, underpinning infrastructure (e.g. Nectar Research Cloud) and more. ARDC can also connect projects to national and international communities and initiatives trying to solve common challenges and outline best practice. This session explained why and how vocabularies are used, and how to find and create vocabularies using ARDC’s Research Vocabularies Australia service. A video recording of this session can also be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/cTO9adMFcC0 authors research vocabularies australia, ontologies, controlled vocabularies
AAF federated sign-in with ORCID collection

This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021.

This session discussed making full use of AAF’s federated sign-in to collect and use ORCIDs.

The video...

Keywords: single sign on, authentication, ORCID

AAF federated sign-in with ORCID collection https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/aaf-federated-sign-in-with-orcid-collection This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. This session discussed making full use of AAF’s federated sign-in to collect and use ORCIDs. The video recording of this session can be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/eYpD-meGphY authors single sign on, authentication, ORCID
Persistent Identifiers for Research: a talk to the Australasian DMP Interest Group

ARDC's Data Management Planning Interest Group hosted a meetup on persistent identifiers and data management planning infrastructure on 17 June 2021. These slides accompanied Siobhann McCafferty's talk on PIDs infrastructure, RAiD and the Instruments for Identifiers Australasia Interest Group...

Keywords: DMP, data management plans, infrastructure, research support, persistent identifiers, research data management, research infrastructure

Persistent Identifiers for Research: a talk to the Australasian DMP Interest Group https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/persistent-identifiers-for-research-a-talk-to-the-australasian-dmp-interest-group ARDC's Data Management Planning Interest Group hosted a meetup on persistent identifiers and data management planning infrastructure on 17 June 2021. These slides accompanied Siobhann McCafferty's talk on PIDs infrastructure, RAiD and the Instruments for Identifiers Australasia Interest Group (I4IOZ). authors DMP, data management plans, infrastructure, research support, persistent identifiers, research data management, research infrastructure
Projects Exchange 2021: Cross-NCRIS

The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. These slides present the seven projects from the Cross-NCRIS Data Assets Program, which forms partnerships to aggregate, harmonise and integrate data across national facilities. This slide deck...

Keywords: NCRIS, Research infrastructure, research data, projects exchange, ARDC

Projects Exchange 2021: Cross-NCRIS https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/projects-exchange-2021-cross-ncris The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. These slides present the seven projects from the Cross-NCRIS Data Assets Program, which forms partnerships to aggregate, harmonise and integrate data across national facilities. This slide deck includes: 2030 Geophysics Collection - Ben Evans (NCI) Microbial Ocean Atlas - Martin Ostrowski (IMOS) EcoAssets - Donald Hobern (ALA) OzBarley: from Genome to Phenome and back again - Matthew Tucker (APPF) Biomedical Discovery Asset - Dan Andrews (PA) Integrated Microscopy and Proteomics (IMP) - Alex de Marco (EMBL) Australian Urban Health Indicators - Tracy Baylis (AURIN) authors Evans, Ben (type: ProjectLeader) Ostrowski, Martin (type: ProjectLeader) Hobern, Donald (type: ProjectLeader) Tucker, Matthew (type: ProjectLeader) Andrews, Dan (type: ProjectLeader) de Marco, Alex (type: ProjectLeader) Baylis, Tracey (type: ProjectLeader) NCRIS, Research infrastructure, research data, projects exchange, ARDC
ARCOS establishment roadmap

The ARCOS establishment roadmap provides details and processes to be undertaken for adopting a nationally coordinated approach supporting containers, Kubernetes, and multi-cloud interoperability.

Keywords: Kubernetes, containers, cloud research, research infrastructure, cloud native, k8, multi-cloud

ARCOS establishment roadmap https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/arcos-establishment-roadmap-d820596a-5582-44bb-8eaa-37b7bc749fac The ARCOS establishment roadmap provides details and processes to be undertaken for adopting a nationally coordinated approach supporting containers, Kubernetes, and multi-cloud interoperability. authors Kubernetes, containers, cloud research, research infrastructure, cloud native, k8, multi-cloud
eResearch BoF - Research Data Management service: a health check - Notes

Notes and discussion captured from participants during the BoF session on institutional priorities in managing and improving their research data management services.

Keywords: Research Data Management

eResearch BoF - Research Data Management service: a health check - Notes https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/eresearch-bof-research-data-management-service-a-health-check-notes Notes and discussion captured from participants during the BoF session on institutional priorities in managing and improving their research data management services. authors Research Data Management
Projects Exchange 2021: Australian Data Partnerships Program #2

The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents projects in the Australian Data Partnerships program, which aim to create or develop high quality data collections that support leading edge research (publications, grants,...

Keywords: ARDC, project exchange, Australian Data Partnerships, National Data Assets

Projects Exchange 2021: Australian Data Partnerships Program #2 https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/projects-exchange-2021-australian-data-partnerships-program-2 The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents projects in the Australian Data Partnerships program, which aim to create or develop high quality data collections that support leading edge research (publications, grants, impact, science priorities) and are national in scale (not institutional). This presentation includes: Language Data Commons of Australia - Michael Haugh (UQ) Harnessing fish and shark image data for powerful biodiversity reporting - Tim Langlois (UWA) Boosting public health research with a national poisoning dataset - Nicholas Buckley (USyd) Australian National Child Health and Development Atlas - Rebecca Glauert (Telethon Kids) Development of a National Infrastructure for in-situ wave observations - Sebastien Mancini (UTas) A comprehensive national scale human mobility data asset for Australia - Jessica Liebig (CSIRO) The video recording of this session can be viewed on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpzA9FEL1v4 authors Haugh, Michael (type: ProjectLeader) Langlois, Tim (type: ProjectLeader) Buckley, Nicholas (type: ProjectLeader) Glauert, Rebecca (type: ProjectLeader) Liebig, Jessica (type: ProjectLeader) ARDC, project exchange, Australian Data Partnerships, National Data Assets
Intersect: Training portfolio

This presentation explores Intersect's training evaluation model. Short term evaluation for immediate satisfaction and value of the training. Long term evaluation methods with a specific survey design to determine behavioural change and impact over time of the training on researchers' workflows,...

Keywords: training impact, evaluation, short-term evaluation, long-term evaluation, behavioural change, survey design, skills training

Intersect: Training portfolio https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/intersect-training-portfolio This presentation explores Intersect's training evaluation model. Short term evaluation for immediate satisfaction and value of the training. Long term evaluation methods with a specific survey design to determine behavioural change and impact over time of the training on researchers' workflows, use of support services post training and looking for links between digital tools/technologies training and research outputs and grants. You can watch the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/J3tCC-t_eO4 authors training impact, evaluation, short-term evaluation, long-term evaluation, behavioural change, survey design, skills training
ARDC's Nectar Research Cloud

This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research...

Keywords: cloud compute, cloud storage, ARDC, Nectar

ARDC's Nectar Research Cloud https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-s-nectar-research-cloud This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research vocabularies, persistent identifiers, data discovery catalogues, metadata issues, licensing, governance, underpinning infrastructure (e.g. Nectar Research Cloud) and more. ARDC can also connect projects to national and international communities and initiatives trying to solve common challenges and outline best practice. This session addressed how projects can use the Nectar Research Cloud, and how to access it. The video recording of this session can be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/4YTgRFmRWXM authors cloud compute, cloud storage, ARDC, Nectar
Nectar Impact

Nectar Impact documents the work of the Nectar Virtual Laboratories, rich online environments that are built and led by the Australian research sector; and the Nectar Research Cloud, which provides computing infrastructure, software and services that allow Australia’s research community to store,...

Keywords: Virtual Laboratories, Cloud, Research, Research, Infrastructure, NCRIS, Australia, Case Studies, research impact

Nectar Impact https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/nectar-impact Nectar Impact documents the work of the Nectar Virtual Laboratories, rich online environments that are built and led by the Australian research sector; and the Nectar Research Cloud, which provides computing infrastructure, software and services that allow Australia’s research community to store, access, and run data, remotely, rapidly and autonomously.   authors Virtual Laboratories, Cloud, Research, Research, Infrastructure, NCRIS, Australia, Case Studies, research impact
Research Data Culture Conversation - Paper 2 "A Development Response"

Research data is a cross-organisational, multi-responsibility activity supported by many functions within a university, including research itself together with support ‘pillars’ including archives, data privacy, eResearch, IT, library, records and the research office. The “Research Data Culture...

Keywords: Research Data Management

Research Data Culture Conversation - Paper 2 "A Development Response" https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/research-data-culture-conversation-paper-2-a-development-response Research data is a cross-organisational, multi-responsibility activity supported by many functions within a university, including research itself together with support ‘pillars’ including archives, data privacy, eResearch, IT, library, records and the research office. The “Research Data Culture Conversation” (RDCC) is a conversation between representatives of these pillars from Australian universities, focused on understanding the challenges faced in the current data generation climate.  The results of these discussions over the last 2 years are in summary: A) Data growth in research is now so rapid it threatens a budget shift across a university which cannot be sustained into the future - something about data needs to change; B) The ever increasing expansion of data holdings is driven by research opportunities; C) Data is a new asset class requiring new investment; D) The existing national data conversation is well developed in Preservation, Sharing and Re-use E) The national conversation on Resourcing, Sensitivity and End-of-Life needs strengthening; F) Research Data Management Plans must inform decision making and must deliver the productivity gains needed as data grows; and G) Institutions, which are a primary location where data ambitions and obligations meet budgets, need nationally-coherent discipline-sensitive responses to be defined. This paper addresses F and G of the RDCC's observations.  authors Research Data Management
Research Data Culture Conversation - Paper 1 "A Summary of the Challenge"

Research data is a cross-organisational, multi-responsibility activity supported by many functions within a university, including research itself together with support ‘pillars’ including archives, data privacy, eResearch, IT, library, records and the research office. The “Research Data Culture...

Keywords: Research Data Management

Research Data Culture Conversation - Paper 1 "A Summary of the Challenge" https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/research-data-culture-conversation-paper-1-a-summary-of-the-challenge Research data is a cross-organisational, multi-responsibility activity supported by many functions within a university, including research itself together with support ‘pillars’ including archives, data privacy, eResearch, IT, library, records and the research office. The “Research Data Culture Conversation” (RDCC) is a conversation between representatives of these pillars from Australian universities, focused on understanding the challenges faced in the current data generation climate.  The results of these discussions over the last 2 years are in summary: A) Data growth in research is now so rapid it threatens a budget shift across a university which cannot be sustained into the future - something about data needs to change; B) The ever increasing expansion of data holdings is driven by research opportunities; C) Data is a new asset class requiring new investment; D) The existing national data conversation is well developed in Preservation, Sharing and Re-use E) The national conversation on Resourcing, Sensitivity and End-of-Life needs strengthening; F) Research Data Management Plans must inform decision making and must deliver the productivity gains needed as data grows; and G) Institutions, which are a primary location where data ambitions and obligations meet budgets, need nationally-coherent discipline-sensitive responses to be defined. This paper addresses A to E of the RDCC's observations.  authors Research Data Management
Global experiences digital research infrastructure federations

The national OpenStack federation (the ARDC Nectar / Australian Research Cloud Core Services) has been an outstanding success. It is both a horizontal federation and a global innovator.  The purpose of this project was to amass evidence across a spectrum of organisations including universities,...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Global experiences digital research infrastructure federations https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/global-experiences-digital-research-infrastructure-federations The national OpenStack federation (the ARDC Nectar / Australian Research Cloud Core Services) has been an outstanding success. It is both a horizontal federation and a global innovator.  The purpose of this project was to amass evidence across a spectrum of organisations including universities, research organisations, and communities  to determine: the meaning of digital federations, the role of digital federations, and  the relationship between federation, capacity, governance and impact. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Projects Exchange 2021: Australian Data Partnerships Program #1

The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents projects in the Australian Data Partnerships program, which aim to create or develop high quality data collections that support leading edge research (publications, grants,...

Keywords: ARDC, project exchange, Australian Data Partnerships, National Data Assets

Projects Exchange 2021: Australian Data Partnerships Program #1 https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/projects-exchange-2021-australian-data-partnerships-program-1 The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents projects in the Australian Data Partnerships program, which aim to create or develop high quality data collections that support leading edge research (publications, grants, impact, science priorities) and are national in scale (not institutional). This presentation includes: The LINked Data Asset for Australian Health Research - Claire Vajdic (UNSW) Australian and New Zealand Leaders, Elections and Democracy Data Asset Steve McEachern (ADA) AusTraits: a national database on the traits of Australia’s complete flora - Elizabeth Wenk (UNSW) Advancing the Australian Companion Animal Registry of Cancers - Chiara Palmieri (UQ) A national transfusion data asset for Australia - Erica Wood (Monash) Australian Invasive Species and Pest Genome Partnership - Tom Walsh (CSIRO) Australasian Computational and Simulation Commons - Alan Mark (UQ) The video recording of this session can be viewed on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOmfpgDUreo authors Vajdic, Claire (type: ProjectLeader) McEachern, Steve (type: ProjectLeader) Wenk, Elizabeth (type: ProjectLeader) Palmieri, Chiara (type: ProjectLeader) Wood, Erica (type: ProjectLeader) Walsh, Tom (type: ProjectLeader) Mark, Alan (type: ProjectLeader) ARDC, project exchange, Australian Data Partnerships, National Data Assets
Data and Integrity Funder Expectations and Requirements

Co-authored by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia (UA), the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide contains guidance for institutions and researchers on how they can implement the new Code as it...

Keywords: Data management, ARC, NHMRC, research data, Research Data Guide, Funding

Data and Integrity Funder Expectations and Requirements https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/data-and-integrity-funder-expectations-and-requirements Co-authored by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia (UA), the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide contains guidance for institutions and researchers on how they can implement the new Code as it relates to the subject of research data. This presentation delivered by the ARC and NHMRC has a focus on funder’s expectations and requirements in relation to data management including a short Q&A session. This webinar presentation was delivered as part of the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide Event.  The aims of the Event were to enable research offices within universities and Medical Research Institutes (MRIs) to have a clear and consistent understanding of the data management requirements and responsibilities as outlined in the Code and the Data Guide. authors Data management, ARC, NHMRC, research data, Research Data Guide, Funding
ARDC Skills Landscape

The Australian Research Data Commons is driving transformational change in the research data ecosystem, enabling researchers to conduct world class data-intensive research. One interconnected component of this ecosystem is skills development/uplift, which is critical to the Commons and its...

Keywords: skills, data skills, eresearch skills, community, skilled workforce, FAIR, research data management, data stewardship, data governance, data use, data generation

ARDC Skills Landscape https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-skills-landscape The Australian Research Data Commons is driving transformational change in the research data ecosystem, enabling researchers to conduct world class data-intensive research. One interconnected component of this ecosystem is skills development/uplift, which is critical to the Commons and its purpose of providing Australian researchers with a competitive advantage through data.   In this presentation, Kathryn Unsworth introduces the ARDC Skills Landscape. The Landscape is a first step in developing a national skills framework to enable a coordinated and cohesive approach to skills development across the Australian eResearch sector. It is also a first step towards helping to analyse current approaches in data training to identify: - Siloed skills initiatives, and finding ways to build partnerships and improve collaboration - Skills deficits, and working to address the gaps in data skills - Areas of skills development for investment by skills stakeholders like universities, research organisations, skills and training service providers, ARDC, etc.   authors skills, data skills, eresearch skills, community, skilled workforce, FAIR, research data management, data stewardship, data governance, data use, data generation
Data Management at CLEX

In this presentation, Paula Petrelli outlines the opportunities and challenges of data management for climate science, and how she implemented DMPOnline to facilitate better workflows for publishing research data. This talk was presented to the Australasian Data Management Plans Interest Group on...

Keywords: Data management, DMP, Data management planning, DMPOnline, Climate research, Data publishing, DOIs

Data Management at CLEX https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/data-management-at-clex In this presentation, Paula Petrelli outlines the opportunities and challenges of data management for climate science, and how she implemented DMPOnline to facilitate better workflows for publishing research data. This talk was presented to the Australasian Data Management Plans Interest Group on 19 August 2021. The group is hosted by Liz Stokes and meets every two months to discuss data management planning infrastructure. authors Stokes, Liz (type: Other) Data management, DMP, Data management planning, DMPOnline, Climate research, Data publishing, DOIs
Developing an organisation-wide framework to transform and uplift data capabilities

At the Bureau, data is the core of everything we do. We collect millions of observations from our networks and external sources and convert these into essential weather, climate, water and ocean services. To respond effectively to the rapidly evolving data landscape, the Data 2022 and Beyond...

Keywords: data skills, research data framework, data management, data governance, data skills uplift, data capabilities, skills development, innovative technologies, stakeholder engagement

Developing an organisation-wide framework to transform and uplift data capabilities https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/developing-an-organisation-wide-framework-to-transform-and-uplift-data-capabilities At the Bureau, data is the core of everything we do. We collect millions of observations from our networks and external sources and convert these into essential weather, climate, water and ocean services. To respond effectively to the rapidly evolving data landscape, the Data 2022 and Beyond approach has been developed to position the organisation to maximise the impact and value of data. The approach means transforming our data governance, practices and processes. It provides opportunities to leverage, enhance and grow data skills and competencies, while harnessing innovative technologies and methodologies for managing and using data. The Bureau will highlight the complexities of developing an organisation wide data management program in an operational environment and share some examples, learnings and reflections on the uplift journey so far. Key topics will include establishing the team, resources and tools to enhance data governance practices as well as engaging and collaborating with stakeholders. authors data skills, research data framework, data management, data governance, data skills uplift, data capabilities, skills development, innovative technologies, stakeholder engagement
Time to fill the gaps: Building out a national training inventory

 

This community discussion seeks to bring together the instructors and facilitators tasked with upskilling researchers and support staff. While this collective dialogue among instructors is not new, what is new is the traction that various groups are getting.

The newly formed group of...

Keywords: training inventory, training registry, national skills initiatives

Time to fill the gaps: Building out a national training inventory https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/time-to-fill-the-gaps-building-out-a-national-training-inventory   This community discussion seeks to bring together the instructors and facilitators tasked with upskilling researchers and support staff. While this collective dialogue among instructors is not new, what is new is the traction that various groups are getting. The newly formed group of eResearch support staff gathered by the Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP) and Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) is one such group, as is the Lightweight Working Group (LWG): Researcher digital skills training data for enabling digital infrastructure use, spearheaded by University of Melbourne’s David Flanders during the pre-Skills Summit discussions. In this session we seek to build on the momentum, by including a hands-on working session. Participants are asked to come with information to share and questions they seek to answer. During the first half of this session, attendees will populate a public document with shareable training details. The goal is to at least double the size of the new cross-institutional national training collection started by the LWG. The second half of this session will be to ask questions to arrive at next steps. What do we need to do to continue building out this national training inventory and who will be in charge of maintaining and distributing the archive? What platforms exist and are used to capture training data and material and make it readily maintainable and findable? Can the material be reused and how do we recognise and capture re-use? Do we know about how to apply a license to our materials for appropriate reuse or do we need guidance? While there will likely be more questions than these, one question has been answered. When can we move from talking to doing? That time is now. authors training inventory, training registry, national skills initiatives
Data Fluency: a community of practice supporting a digitally skilled workforce

This presentation showcases the impact of the Monash Data Fluency Community of Practice upon digitally skilled Graduate Research students involved as learners and instructors in the program. The strong focus on building community to complement training, has fostered an environment of learning,...

Keywords: skills, training, eresearch skills, data skills, online learning, pedagogy, train the trainer, digitally skilled workforce

Data Fluency: a community of practice supporting a digitally skilled workforce https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/data-fluency-a-community-of-practice-supporting-a-digitally-skilled-workforce This presentation showcases the impact of the Monash Data Fluency Community of Practice upon digitally skilled Graduate Research students involved as learners and instructors in the program. The strong focus on building community to complement training, has fostered an environment of learning, networking and sharing of expertise. Hear what the Graduate research students have to say about the value of skills training and how it has impacted their research; how the community has enabled them to network with a broad range of researchers and affiliate partner groups they would not ordinarily be in contact with; how their research journey has been enhanced by working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as well as sharpening their teaching skills. The rapid refocus from face - face to online delivery, as a result of the pandemic, highlights the importance of the multi-faceted online approach including workshops, drop-in sessions, SLACK chat and online learning resources. As a result of the shift to online, the range of strategic external partner/affiliate groups has extended and demand for workshops and drop-ins has increased.  Learn how the instructors have altered their pedagogical approach to engage workshop and drop-in participants; how they have overcome some of the challenges of facilitating in an online environment; and how this is preparing them to become part of a digitally skilled workforce. authors skills, training, eresearch skills, data skills, online learning, pedagogy, train the trainer, digitally skilled workforce
ARDC Persistent Identifier (PID) Portfolio Review

This review was commissioned in 2019 by ARDC’s Director of Data and Services. The remit was to evaluate ARDC’s current persistent identifier (PID) portfolio, and to recommend future business planning and development activities for the component PIDs and services within it.

Research was conducted...

Keywords: persistent identifiers, PIDs, strategy

ARDC Persistent Identifier (PID) Portfolio Review https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-persistent-identifier-pid-portfolio-review This review was commissioned in 2019 by ARDC’s Director of Data and Services. The remit was to evaluate ARDC’s current persistent identifier (PID) portfolio, and to recommend future business planning and development activities for the component PIDs and services within it. Research was conducted from September 2019 to February 2020. Landscape analyses were complemented by interviews with ARDC staff and partners, PID providers, and domain experts. While each PID chosen for review was evaluated individually, an agreed set of overarching principles was chosen to ensure consistency and clarity of purpose across the review (See page 13). While the individual review documents were under preparation, regular meetings with the ARDC team helped to shape the structure and context for this synthesis report. The review includes PIDs for people, organisations, data, physical samples, instruments and projects including ORCID, ROR, DOI, IGSN, Handle and RAiD, among others. The initial analysis confirmed that PIDs are a key dependency for many ARDC services, and PIDs are adopted and used throughout the research lifecycle. The FAIR data principles are a significant driver for ARDC’s PIDs agenda (and widespread adoption of PIDs more generally). authors persistent identifiers, PIDs, strategy
eResearch Services and Capabilities

Over the last two years, the Federation for the Advancement of Victorian eResearch (FAVeR) has been working towards some understanding of the eResearch roles space, leading to the establishment of a project called 'Advancing the professionalisation of our eResearch workforce'.

The goal of this...

Keywords: skills, training, digitally skilled workforce, eresearch services, capabilities

eResearch Services and Capabilities https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/eresearch-services-and-capabilities Over the last two years, the Federation for the Advancement of Victorian eResearch (FAVeR) has been working towards some understanding of the eResearch roles space, leading to the establishment of a project called 'Advancing the professionalisation of our eResearch workforce'. The goal of this project is to provide a common understanding of the eResearch capabilities, from which appropriate skill sets can be derived for positions or teams. In this presentation we will share an overview of the project, including: FAVeR and the APeRW Working Group, the eResearch Value Proposition and Chain, draft eResearch Services, and example capabilities. In addition, we will share the early results of a planned community consultation, which has been proposed as a ‘Birds of a Feather’ session at eResearch Australasia 2020. This consultation aims to elicit feedback, from the broader eResearch community, on the following questions: ● Are there other aspects of eResearch Services? What falls outside the scope of the service and capabilities descriptions? ● Is there a priority between eResearch Services? e.g. Mandatory, optional, and dependencies. What’s required when for deploying an e/Digital Research support unit. What’s the priority order and what’s the minimum required? ● Is there a distinction between general and specialised capabilities? e.g. Are there cross service eResearch capabilities. This presentation will be of interest primarily to Decision-makers and managers and Digitally focussed research support professionals. authors skills, training, digitally skilled workforce, eresearch services, capabilities
Garvan's love-hate relationship with commercial clouds

Five years ago the Garvan Institute of Medical Research embraced genomics to underpin all its research, and thereby became Australia’s biggest genome data producer. Today, Garvan computes and runs services on all commercial clouds (AWS, Azure and Google).  The aim of the project was to...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Garvan's love-hate relationship with commercial clouds https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/garvan-s-love-hate-relationship-with-commercial-clouds Five years ago the Garvan Institute of Medical Research embraced genomics to underpin all its research, and thereby became Australia’s biggest genome data producer. Today, Garvan computes and runs services on all commercial clouds (AWS, Azure and Google).  The aim of the project was to investigate and report on the following:  1. How Garvan currently manages costs on commercial clouds and providers of Platforms as a Service (PaaS), specifically DNAnexus.  2. How Garvan decides between commercial and on-premise solutions and our advice on how to make this decision.  3. How the ARDC could be a valuable partner to research organisations in supporting the demand in this area. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Successful data training stories from NCI

NCI Australia manages a multi-petabyte sized data repository, collocated with its HPC systems and data services, which allows high performance access to many scientific research datasets across many earth science domains.
An important aspect is to provide training materials that proactively...

Keywords: skills, training, eresearch skills, HPC training, domain-specific training, reproducible workflows

Successful data training stories from NCI https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/successful-data-training-stories-from-nci NCI Australia manages a multi-petabyte sized data repository, collocated with its HPC systems and data services, which allows high performance access to many scientific research datasets across many earth science domains. An important aspect is to provide training materials that proactively engages with the research community to improve their understanding of the data available, and to share knowledge and best practices in the use of tools and other software. We have developed multiple levels of training modules (introductory, intermediate and advanced) to cater for users with different levels of experience and interest. We have also tailored courses for each scientific domain, so that the use-cases and software will be most relevant to their interests and needs. For our training, we combine brief lectures followed by hands-on training examples on how to use datasets, using working examples of well-known tools and software that people can use as a template and modify to fit their needs. For example, we take representative use-cases from some scientific activities, from our collaborations and from user support issues, and convert to Jupyter notebook examples so that people can repeat the workfIow and reproduce the results. We also use the training as an opportunity to raise awareness of growing issues in resource management. Some examples include a familiarity of the FAIR data principles, licensing, citation, data management and trusted digital repositories. This approach to both our online training materials and workshops has been well-received by PhD students, early careers, and cross disciplinary users. authors skills, training, eresearch skills, HPC training, domain-specific training, reproducible workflows
Accelerating skills development in Data science and AI at scale

At the Monash Data Science and AI  platform, we believe that upskilling our research community and building a workforce with data science skills are key to accelerating the application of data science in research. To achieve this, we create and leverage new and existing training capabilities...

Keywords: AI, machine learning, eresearch skills, training, train the trainer, volunteer instructors, training partnerships

Accelerating skills development in Data science and AI at scale https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/accelerating-skills-development-in-data-science-and-ai-at-scale At the Monash Data Science and AI  platform, we believe that upskilling our research community and building a workforce with data science skills are key to accelerating the application of data science in research. To achieve this, we create and leverage new and existing training capabilities within and outside Monash University. In this talk, we will discuss the principles and purpose of establishing collaborative models to accelerate skills development at scale. We will talk about our approach to identifying gaps in the existing skills and training available in data science, key areas of interest as identified by the research community and various sources of training available in the marketplace. We will provide insights into the collaborations we currently have and intend to develop in the future within the university and also nationally. The talk will also cover our approach as outlined below •        Combined survey of gaps in skills and trainings for Data science and AI •        Provide seats to partners •        Share associate instructors/helpers/volunteers •        Develop combined training materials •        Publish a repository of open source trainings •        Train the trainer activities •        Establish a network of volunteers to deliver trainings at their local regions Industry plays a significant role in making some invaluable training available to the research community either through self learning platforms like AWS Machine Learning University or Instructor led courses like NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute. We will discuss how we leverage our partnerships with Industry to bring these trainings to our research community. Finally, we will discuss how we map our training to the ARDC skills roadmap and how the ARDC platforms project “Environments to accelerate Machine Learning based Discovery” has enabled collaboration between Monash University and University of Queensland to develop and deliver training together. authors AI, machine learning, eresearch skills, training, train the trainer, volunteer instructors, training partnerships
Opening the Skills Summit - introduction and brief overview of ARDC

Introduction and welcome to the Skills Summit, a brief overwiew of ARDC, its purpose, mission and activities, including ARDC's role in skills development.

Keywords: ARDC, Skills Development, Skills Summit

Opening the Skills Summit - introduction and brief overview of ARDC https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/opening-the-skills-summit-introduction-and-brief-overview-of-ardc Introduction and welcome to the Skills Summit, a brief overwiew of ARDC, its purpose, mission and activities, including ARDC's role in skills development. authors ARDC, Skills Development, Skills Summit
MetaSat. An open, collaboratively-developed metadata toolkit to support the future of space exploration.

MetaSat is an open metadata toolkit for describing small satellite (and even large satellite) missions in a uniform and shareable way. Optimised for small satellite missions, MetaSat fills an informatics gap. Although there have been a number of relevant metadata sets, there has been a...

Keywords: Small satellites, metadata, vocabularies

MetaSat. An open, collaboratively-developed metadata toolkit to support the future of space exploration. https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/metasat-an-open-collaboratively-developed-metadata-toolkit-to-support-the-future-of-space-exploration MetaSat is an open metadata toolkit for describing small satellite (and even large satellite) missions in a uniform and shareable way. Optimised for small satellite missions, MetaSat fills an informatics gap. Although there have been a number of relevant metadata sets, there has been a longstanding need for a vocabulary to span these community standards. A vocabulary to annotate the data and information outputs of these satellite missions, to enable search across disparate data repositories, and provide support for application of analytical services to retrieved datasets. A common problem among small satellite teams is finding information about how other small satellites were put together, what parts worked well, what weren't compatible, what were the mission goals and outcomes. A lot of this information can be found, but it's not usually described in a consistent and searchable way across projects. MetaSat helps by building a uniform language of description which can be embedded into small satellite databases and tools to connect information across projects. Although a relatively new vocabulary initiative, MetaSat has secured early adoption by SatNOGS, a global network of ground stations that collects, manages & enables access to satellite observations. Also partnering with NASA's Small Satellite Reliability Initiative, and in discussion with NASA concerning implementation of the vocabulary in other areas of its information infrastructure. You can watch the full presentation on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaCOzNL1eh4 authors Small satellites, metadata, vocabularies
Why am I being asked for metadata about my research data?

Find out why metadata are important for your research data collection. This brochure shares the reasons why researchers should use metadata for their data collections.

This brochure was prepared for the ARDC Data Retention Project...

Keywords: metadata, research data, data collections, data citation, data retention project

Why am I being asked for metadata about my research data? https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/why-am-i-being-asked-for-metadata-about-my-research-data Find out why metadata are important for your research data collection. This brochure shares the reasons why researchers should use metadata for their data collections. This brochure was prepared for the ARDC Data Retention Project https://ardc.edu.au/collaborations/strategic-activities/data-retention-project/. It is for researchers at any institution in Australia. authors metadata, research data, data collections, data citation, data retention project
Evaluating training at Pawsey: Motivated, confident & "changed"

This presentation outlines the digital reserach skills training evaluation methods used at Pawsey. Using the Kirpatrick Training Evaluation model in designing their training evaluation survey, Pawsey measure learning motivation (How did the participant respond to the training?), improved...

Keywords: training impact, evaluation, behavioual change, survey design, skills training, motivation, confidence

Evaluating training at Pawsey: Motivated, confident & "changed" https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/evaluating-training-at-pawsey-motivated-confident-changed This presentation outlines the digital reserach skills training evaluation methods used at Pawsey. Using the Kirpatrick Training Evaluation model in designing their training evaluation survey, Pawsey measure learning motivation (How did the participant respond to the training?), improved confidence of the learner (Did participants understand the training?) and were there any behavioual changes (How participants applied their new knowledge in practice?). You can watch the video of the presentation on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/IOKVrBumEBQ authors training impact, evaluation, behavioual change, survey design, skills training, motivation, confidence
Storage and compute workflow cost comparisons

Storage and compute infrastructure provide a fundamental foundation underpinning research workflows across Australia.  Institutions and research organisations are rightly exploring and assessing commercial services versus nationally subsidised services against a range of criteria, including...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Storage and compute workflow cost comparisons https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/storage-and-compute-workflow-cost-comparisons Storage and compute infrastructure provide a fundamental foundation underpinning research workflows across Australia.  Institutions and research organisations are rightly exploring and assessing commercial services versus nationally subsidised services against a range of criteria, including service quality, service capabilities, and total cost of ownership.  Through this project, QCIF has undertaken a comparison of representative storage and compute workflows across QRIScloud and AWS authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Sharing Approaches to Implementing the Data Guide at Medical Research Institutes (MRIs) Workshop

Co-authored by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia (UA), the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide contains guidance for institutions and researchers on how they can implement the new Code as it...

Keywords: Data management, ARC, NHMRC, research data, Research Data Guide, Funding

Sharing Approaches to Implementing the Data Guide at Medical Research Institutes (MRIs) Workshop https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/sharing-approaches-to-implementing-the-data-guide-at-medical-research-institutes-mris-workshop Co-authored by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia (UA), the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide contains guidance for institutions and researchers on how they can implement the new Code as it relates to the subject of research data. This workshop included presentations and breakout discussions considering MRI approaches to data management practices in light of the Code and Guide.  This workshop was delivered as part of the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide Event.  The aims of the Event were to enable research offices within universities and Medical Research Institutes (MRIs) to have a clear and consistent understanding of the data management requirements and responsibilities as outlined in the Code and the Data Guide. authors Data management, ARC, NHMRC, research data, Research Data Guide, Funding
Research Data Governance

This video contains key information for those who make research data-related decisions. It will help project leaders to start investigating ways to develop their own data governance policy, roles and responsibilities and procedures with the input of appropriate stakeholders.

If you want to share...

Keywords: data governance, data, research, FAIR, data management, authority, share, reuse, access, provenance, policy, responsibilities, ARDC_AU

Research Data Governance https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/research-data-governance-71556482-17ed-4acb-8951-e7d044c3c162 This video contains key information for those who make research data-related decisions. It will help project leaders to start investigating ways to develop their own data governance policy, roles and responsibilities and procedures with the input of appropriate stakeholders. If you want to share the video please use this: Australian Research Data Commons, 2021. Research Data Governance. [video] Available at: https://youtu.be/K_xVQRdgCIc  DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5044585 [Accessed dd Month YYYY]. authors Martinez, Paula Andrea (type: ProjectLeader) Wilkinson, Max (type: Editor) Callaghan,Shannon (type: Editor) Savill, Jo (type: Editor) Kang, Kristan (type: Editor) Levett, Kerry (type: Editor) Russell, Keith (type: Editor) Simons, Natasha (type: Editor) data governance, data, research, FAIR, data management, authority, share, reuse, access, provenance, policy, responsibilities, ARDC_AU
High Throughput Computing in Australia: Applications, Tools and Services

This project investigated current and future demands for high throughput computing (HTC) tools and services in the research sector in Australia and how these services can be effectively supported.  It investigated the following questions:
• What are the requirements of NCRIS capabilities and...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

High Throughput Computing in Australia: Applications, Tools and Services https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/high-throughput-computing-in-australia-applications-tools-and-services This project investigated current and future demands for high throughput computing (HTC) tools and services in the research sector in Australia and how these services can be effectively supported.  It investigated the following questions: • What are the requirements of NCRIS capabilities and major research groups for these types of services?  • What exemplars are there in Australia and internationally of these kinds of services?  • Commercial cloud services, hybrid cloud, specialized hardware?  • What is the best approach for supporting these services on different infrastructures (including the Nectar Research Cloud) and how can we encompass hybrid cloud including local infrastructure (clusters, local cloud, etc.), and commercial cloud?  • How can we best take advantage of commercial cloud pricing options for these requirements?    From a user perspective, the project aimed at identifying requirements of NCRIS capabilities and users for such capabilities. From a provider perspective, the project identified similar infrastructures overseas supporting HTC as well as the role commercial clouds can have in this space.  authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
23 (research data) Things

23 (research data) things is a set of training materials exploring research data management. Each of the 23 things offers a variety of learning opportunities with activities at three levels of complexity:

  • Getting started
  • Learn more
  • Challenge me

All resources used in the program are online...

Keywords: research data management

23 (research data) Things https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/23-research-data-things 23 (research data) things is a set of training materials exploring research data management. Each of the 23 things offers a variety of learning opportunities with activities at three levels of complexity: * Getting started * Learn more * Challenge me All resources used in the program are online and free to use and reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. You could use all of them as a self-paced course, or choose components to integrate into your own course. The 23 things are designed to build knowledge as the program progresses, so if you’re new to the world of research data management, we suggest you start with things 1-3 and then decide where you want to go from there. These materials supported an international community-based training program delivered in 2016 by the Australian National Data Service. This release migrates these materials to a GitHub repository for continued maintenance. Some updates were made to material that was outdated. We welcome contributions and suggestions via GitHub Issue or Pull Request. authors research data management
Machine learning infrastructure deployed at scale: understanding requirements, demand, impact and international best practice

Over the past two years, there has been a steep increase in the application of machine learning (ML) techniques across a wide range of domains. There has also been a significant increase in demand for hardware suited to deep learning, including GPUs and high-bandwidth file systems.  
This project...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Machine learning infrastructure deployed at scale: understanding requirements, demand, impact and international best practice https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/machine-learning-infrastructure-deployed-at-scale-understanding-requirements-demand-impact-and-international-best-practice-5297d7bc-00b9-4b25-be38-bb943b9b2ab8 Over the past two years, there has been a steep increase in the application of machine learning (ML) techniques across a wide range of domains. There has also been a significant increase in demand for hardware suited to deep learning, including GPUs and high-bandwidth file systems.   This project investigated the soft and hard infrastructure required to underpin and support the increasing adoption of ML, at scale. Goals for the project were:  1. To form a clear understanding of the relationship between research requirements, computing capability, capacity, and research impact.  2. To understand individual researcher requirements and consolidate these across a large cohort of groups, so that we can make evidence-based recommendations on how to underpin research adopting ML in the most efficient and effective manner, at scale. 3. To understand international best practices, and how it should inform Australian investment. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
High Throughput Computing in Australia: Applications, Tools and Services

This project investigated current and future demands for high throughput computing (HTC) tools and services in the research sector in Australia and how these services can be effectively supported.  It investigated the following questions:
• What are the requirements of NCRIS capabilities and...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

High Throughput Computing in Australia: Applications, Tools and Services https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/high-throughput-computing-in-australia-applications-tools-and-services-3c1444c9-e0c5-4537-9350-5b6a74798bd7 This project investigated current and future demands for high throughput computing (HTC) tools and services in the research sector in Australia and how these services can be effectively supported.  It investigated the following questions: • What are the requirements of NCRIS capabilities and major research groups for these types of services?  • What exemplars are there in Australia and internationally of these kinds of services?  • Commercial cloud services, hybrid cloud, specialized hardware?  • What is the best approach for supporting these services on different infrastructures (including the Nectar Research Cloud) and how can we encompass hybrid cloud including local infrastructure (clusters, local cloud, etc.), and commercial cloud?  • How can we best take advantage of commercial cloud pricing options for these requirements?    From a user perspective, the project aimed at identifying requirements of NCRIS capabilities and users for such capabilities. From a provider perspective, the project identified similar infrastructures overseas supporting HTC as well as the role commercial clouds can have in this space.  authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Machine learning infrastructure deployed at scale: understanding requirements, demand, impact and international best practice

Over the past two years, there has been a steep increase in the application of machine learning (ML) techniques across a wide range of domains. There has also been a significant increase in demand for hardware suited to deep learning, including GPUs and high-bandwidth file systems.  
This project...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Machine learning infrastructure deployed at scale: understanding requirements, demand, impact and international best practice https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/machine-learning-infrastructure-deployed-at-scale-understanding-requirements-demand-impact-and-international-best-practice-f79fd53c-92e4-4cbd-97ed-4100eedcfbf3 Over the past two years, there has been a steep increase in the application of machine learning (ML) techniques across a wide range of domains. There has also been a significant increase in demand for hardware suited to deep learning, including GPUs and high-bandwidth file systems.   This project investigated the soft and hard infrastructure required to underpin and support the increasing adoption of ML, at scale. Goals for the project were:  1. To form a clear understanding of the relationship between research requirements, computing capability, capacity, and research impact.  2. To understand individual researcher requirements and consolidate these across a large cohort of groups, so that we can make evidence-based recommendations on how to underpin research adopting ML in the most efficient and effective manner, at scale. 3. To understand international best practices, and how it should inform Australian investment. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Acknowledging ARDC

This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC National Data Assets co-investment projects commencing early 2021. ARDC’s National Data Assets portfolio aims to support the development of research data...

Keywords: project communications, investment attribution

Acknowledging ARDC https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/acknowledging-ardc This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC National Data Assets co-investment projects commencing early 2021. ARDC’s National Data Assets portfolio aims to support the development of research data assets and infrastructure to produce reliable high quality research, improve efficiency through greater sharing of resources, catalyse data innovation through data science, and enhance research translation to produce benefits for communities beyond the research sector. To ensure that these strategic goals are achieved, the ARDC requires all National Data Assets projects to plan, implement and report on research outcomes and impact from ARDC invested activities. This session explained ARDC’s project impact tracking requirements for National Data Assets projects. A video recording of this session can also be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/NWjWTKRfh20 authors project communications, investment attribution
Sharing Approaches to Implementing the Data Guide at Universities Workshop

Co-authored by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia (UA), the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide contains guidance for institutions and researchers on how they can implement the new Code as it...

Keywords: Data management, ARC, NHMRC, research data, Research Data Guide, Funding

Sharing Approaches to Implementing the Data Guide at Universities Workshop https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/sharing-approaches-to-implementing-the-data-guide-at-universities-workshop Co-authored by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Universities Australia (UA), the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide contains guidance for institutions and researchers on how they can implement the new Code as it relates to the subject of research data. This workshop included presentations and a panel discussion considering university approaches to data management practices in light of the Code and Guide.  This workshop was delivered as part of the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide Event.  The aims of the Event were to enable research offices within universities and Medical Research Institutes (MRIs) to have a clear and consistent understanding of the data management requirements and responsibilities as outlined in the Code and the Data Guide. authors Data management, ARC, NHMRC, research data, Research Data Guide, Funding
Sensitive Data CoP Meeting 14: External IT Support for Research Teams: Developing Strong Relationships

This is the 14th meeting of the Sensitive Data Community of Practice, co-facilitated by ARDC, Australian Data Archive and AARNet. This community meets monthly to discuss issues and solutions for the management of sensitive research data.

The video can be viewed at the ARDC's YouTube...

Keywords: sensitive data, community of practice, support, research

Sensitive Data CoP Meeting 14: External IT Support for Research Teams: Developing Strong Relationships https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/sensitive-data-cop-meeting-14-external-it-support-for-research-teams-developing-strong-relationships This is the 14th meeting of the Sensitive Data Community of Practice, co-facilitated by ARDC, Australian Data Archive and AARNet. This community meets monthly to discuss issues and solutions for the management of sensitive research data. The video can be viewed at the ARDC's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziVoMN34QlQ&feature=youtu.be authors sensitive data, community of practice, support, research
Monash University - University of Queensland training partnership in Data science and AI

We describe the peer network exchange for training that has been recently created via an ARDC funded partnership between Monash University and Universities of Queensland under the umbrella of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). As part of a training program in machine learning,...

Keywords: data skills, training partnerships, data science, AI

Monash University - University of Queensland training partnership in Data science and AI https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/monash-university-university-of-queensland-training-partnership-in-data-science-and-ai We describe the peer network exchange for training that has been recently created via an ARDC funded partnership between Monash University and Universities of Queensland under the umbrella of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). As part of a training program in machine learning, visualisation, and computing tools, we have established a series of over 20 workshops over the year where either Monash or QCIF hosts the event for some 20-40 of their researchers and students, while some 5 places are offered to participants from the other institution. In the longer term we aim to share material developed at one institution and have trainers present it at the other. In this talk we will describe the many benefits we have found to this approach including access to a wider range of expertise in several rapidly developing fields, upskilling of trainers, faster identification of emerging training needs, and peer learning for trainers. authors data skills, training partnerships, data science, AI
Garvan's love-hate relationship with commercial clouds

Five years ago the Garvan Institute of Medical Research embraced genomics to underpin all its research, and thereby became Australia’s biggest genome data producer. Today, Garvan computes and runs services on all commercial clouds (AWS, Azure and Google).  The aim of the project was to...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Garvan's love-hate relationship with commercial clouds https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/garvan-s-love-hate-relationship-with-commercial-clouds-818d1213-b519-4da1-bbfb-bfddcbdea472 Five years ago the Garvan Institute of Medical Research embraced genomics to underpin all its research, and thereby became Australia’s biggest genome data producer. Today, Garvan computes and runs services on all commercial clouds (AWS, Azure and Google).  The aim of the project was to investigate and report on the following:  1. How Garvan currently manages costs on commercial clouds and providers of Platforms as a Service (PaaS), specifically DNAnexus.  2. How Garvan decides between commercial and on-premise solutions and our advice on how to make this decision.  3. How the ARDC could be a valuable partner to research organisations in supporting the demand in this area. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Skills training & materials - developing sharing guidelines and agreements

Anyone who has developed training content - specifically hands-on, short format, data science training - will know that it is expensive and time consuming. As a rule of thumb, one can expect to spend 15-20 hours of development time per hour of delivery time.

Even once the main work is done,...

Keywords: training materials, training, sharing guidelines, sharing agreements

Skills training & materials - developing sharing guidelines and agreements https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/skills-training-materials-developing-sharing-guidelines-and-agreements Anyone who has developed training content - specifically hands-on, short format, data science training - will know that it is expensive and time consuming. As a rule of thumb, one can expect to spend 15-20 hours of development time per hour of delivery time. Even once the main work is done, there are still ongoing maintenance demands, from correcting the inevitable typos and adapting to software version updates, to major rewrites as best practice techniques evolve. Few Australians training organisations have a funding mandate for developing training material for general use. Instead most of us build training for our own communities in response to demand from those communities, allocating our limited resources to the areas of perceived highest demand. Notwithstanding this local focus, most training organisations operate in similar research environments with similar community demands, so there are real opportunities for benefit from collaboration between those organisations. In this session we will discuss how such collaboration could occur and whether a standardised national agreement around sharing of training material is an achievable outcome. This session will not discuss co-delivery opportunities, institution-specific content such as HPC training and data management, or consolidation of existing similar workshops into a single course. These are important topics, but we don’t have time to do them justice today. authors training materials, training, sharing guidelines, sharing agreements
Locking the front door without leaving the windows open: positioning authentication technologies within the "Five Safes" framework for effective use of sensitive research data

This project explores the options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments.  This project seeks to position choices around authentication technologies within the Five...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Locking the front door without leaving the windows open: positioning authentication technologies within the "Five Safes" framework for effective use of sensitive research data https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/locking-the-front-door-without-leaving-the-windows-open-positioning-authentication-technologies-within-the-five-safes-framework-for-effective-use-of-sensitive-research-data-c0fbc41d-f11d-4b34-85fb-079307e18bd4 This project explores the options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments.  This project seeks to position choices around authentication technologies within the Five Safes framework for research use of sensitive data, proposed in 2003 by Felix Ritchie of the UK Office of National Statistics: • Safe Projects: is the proposed research use of the data appropriate?  • Safe People: can the users be trusted to use the data in an appropriate manner?  • Safe Settings: does the access facility limit unauthorised use? • Safe Data: is there a disclosure risk in the data itself? • Safe Outputs: are the research results non-disclosive i.e. they do not compromise privacy or breach confidentiality? authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Costs of Running Production Genomics Workflows On-Premise as well as on Commercial Clouds

While the field of genome analysis is rapidly evolving, a number of tools have matured to become the defacto standard. The Garvan Institute has rapidly grown to become Australia’s leading genome-powered medical research institute, and this has meant that we have moved production genome analysis...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Costs of Running Production Genomics Workflows On-Premise as well as on Commercial Clouds https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/costs-of-running-production-genomics-workflows-on-premise-as-well-as-on-commercial-clouds While the field of genome analysis is rapidly evolving, a number of tools have matured to become the defacto standard. The Garvan Institute has rapidly grown to become Australia’s leading genome-powered medical research institute, and this has meant that we have moved production genome analysis workflows out of the hands of individual researchers. Instead, these workflows are built by engineers to be run at scale on-premise, on commercial clouds (Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure) and at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI).  authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Template for FAIR assessment in Data and Services programs

An educational tool to help a user assess the 'FAIRness' of a dataset and to determine how to enhance its FAIRness based on the html based ARDC FAIR Self Assessment Tool.

Keywords: FAIR, Findable, Assessible, Interoperable, Reusable, Research data

Template for FAIR assessment in Data and Services programs https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/template-for-fair-assessment-in-data-and-services-programs An educational tool to help a user assess the 'FAIRness' of a dataset and to determine how to enhance its FAIRness based on the html based ARDC FAIR Self Assessment Tool. authors FAIR, Findable, Assessible, Interoperable, Reusable, Research data
Analysis of HTC demand and deployment models

Modern research methods, in many fields, involves processing data and performing computations that require a large amount of computing resources. This project specifically focuses on a type of computing called High Throughput Computing (HTC).  It investigates the demand for HTC services in the...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Analysis of HTC demand and deployment models https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/analysis-of-htc-demand-and-deployment-models-580e8770-608c-47a4-aab6-32ee90355d1c Modern research methods, in many fields, involves processing data and performing computations that require a large amount of computing resources. This project specifically focuses on a type of computing called High Throughput Computing (HTC).  It investigates the demand for HTC services in the Australian research community, and to identify issues and needs.  It focuses on the needs of the Australian research community at a national level that are outside the scope of which any single university or research organisation are able to provide on their own. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Masterclass: Maximise your impact (padlet data)

Masterclass activity using Padlet. Questions asked: - How do you set the context for your learners? - What motivates or inspires your learners? - What are some tips to create and foster open communication channels? - How do you keep training interesting for yourself? - Post-pandemic will training...

Keywords: training impact, training tips, training techniques, motivating learners

Masterclass: Maximise your impact (padlet data) https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/masterclass-maximise-your-impact-padlet-data Masterclass activity using Padlet. Questions asked: - How do you set the context for your learners? - What motivates or inspires your learners? - What are some tips to create and foster open communication channels? - How do you keep training interesting for yourself? - Post-pandemic will training transition to other forms (from virtual to hybrid learning)? - How do you manage diversity in subject expertise in attendees? authors training impact, training tips, training techniques, motivating learners
Astronomy Data And Computing Services - Upskilling the Australian astronomy community

The Astronomy Data And Computing Services (ADACS) initiative has been working with the Australian astronomy community for just over 3 years now. Our vision is to deliver astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to maximise the scientific return on investments in astronomical data &...

Keywords: astronomy, data skills, eresearch skills, skills, computational skills, training, skills gaps, astronomy-focused training

Astronomy Data And Computing Services - Upskilling the Australian astronomy community https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/astronomy-data-and-computing-services-upskilling-the-australian-astronomy-community The Astronomy Data And Computing Services (ADACS) initiative has been working with the Australian astronomy community for just over 3 years now. Our vision is to deliver astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to maximise the scientific return on investments in astronomical data & computing infrastructure. During these last 3 years, we have delivered dozens of face-to-face, hands-on workshops and created several hours worth of online tutorial materials. This talk will focus on our journey to deliver this computational skills training to the community, exploring how we chose different delivery pathways and content, based both on community input as well as our professional expertise and understanding of existing skill gaps. Most importantly we will discuss our plans for the future and how we are working on actively including the community in developing new training material beyond the usual skills survey. Come along to this talk if you would like to hear about a national effort to deliver computational skills training and would like to know more about potential new avenues to provide just-in-time training and how to collaborate with ADACS.  authors astronomy, data skills, eresearch skills, skills, computational skills, training, skills gaps, astronomy-focused training
Skills initiatives at TERN

This presentation provides insight into current training efforts at TERN around data collection, data processing and data access and analytics. Highlighting various modes of training including hands-on data collection training, tutorials on deriving data, workshops, user manuals and training at...

Keywords: skills, training, infrastructure management, data management, TERN, ecosystems

Skills initiatives at TERN https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/skills-initiatives-at-tern This presentation provides insight into current training efforts at TERN around data collection, data processing and data access and analytics. Highlighting various modes of training including hands-on data collection training, tutorials on deriving data, workshops, user manuals and training at domain conferences. A list of resources and tools has also been provided for those interested in wanting to know more. You can watch the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/mgGuKUGCu2g authors skills, training, infrastructure management, data management, TERN, ecosystems
Infrastructure and Data Management Plans (DMPs)

The Research Data Aliance and ARDC's Data Management Planning Interest Group co-hosted a webinar on infrastructure and data management plans. Specific tools for managing DMPs, infrastructure that uses DMPs and research infrastructure that is provisioned by DMP infrastructure. Updates from the...

Keywords: DMP, Infrastructure, Data management plans, research support, persistent identifiers, machine actionable, research data management, research infrastructure

Infrastructure and Data Management Plans (DMPs) https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/infrastructure-and-data-management-plans-dmps The Research Data Aliance and ARDC's Data Management Planning Interest Group co-hosted a webinar on infrastructure and data management plans. Specific tools for managing DMPs, infrastructure that uses DMPs and research infrastructure that is provisioned by DMP infrastructure. Updates from the recent Research Data Alliance Virtual Plenary 17 will also be included. Confirmed speakers ARDC Facilitators Liz Stokes and Kathryn Unsworth Stefanie Kethers, Research Data Alliance Peter Neish, University of Melbourne Rowland Mosbergen, Walter and Elizabeth Hall Institute Maria Praetzellis (John Chodacki), University of California - DMP Tool Andrew Brazzatti, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Fund - ReDBox Peter Sefton, University of Technology. A video of this presentation can be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/9l5D78J4ULo authors DMP, Infrastructure, Data management plans, research support, persistent identifiers, machine actionable, research data management, research infrastructure
ARDC's project impact tracking requirements for National Data Assets projects

This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC National Data Assets co-investment projects commencing early 2021. ARDC’s National Data Assets portfolio aims to support the development of research data...

Keywords: project impact tracking

ARDC's project impact tracking requirements for National Data Assets projects https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-s-project-impact-tracking-requirements-for-national-data-assets-projects This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC National Data Assets co-investment projects commencing early 2021. ARDC’s National Data Assets portfolio aims to support the development of research data assets and infrastructure to produce reliable high quality research, improve efficiency through greater sharing of resources, catalyse data innovation through data science, and enhance research translation to produce benefits for communities beyond the research sector. To ensure that these strategic goals are achieved, the ARDC requires all National Data Assets projects to plan, implement and report on research outcomes and impact from ARDC invested activities. This session explained ARDC’s project impact tracking requirements for National Data Assets projects. A video recording of this session can also be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/zPJ0RvwV2wk   authors project impact tracking
Analysis of HTC demand and deployment models

Modern research methods, in many fields, involves processing data and performing computations that require a large amount of computing resources. This project specifically focuses on a type of computing called High Throughput Computing (HTC).  It investigates the demand for HTC services in the...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Analysis of HTC demand and deployment models https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/analysis-of-htc-demand-and-deployment-models Modern research methods, in many fields, involves processing data and performing computations that require a large amount of computing resources. This project specifically focuses on a type of computing called High Throughput Computing (HTC).  It investigates the demand for HTC services in the Australian research community, and to identify issues and needs.  It focuses on the needs of the Australian research community at a national level that are outside the scope of which any single university or research organisation are able to provide on their own. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Costs of Running Production Genomics Workflows On-Premise as well as on Commercial Clouds

While the field of genome analysis is rapidly evolving, a number of tools have matured to become the de factostandard. The Garvan Institute has rapidly grown to become Australia’s leading genome-powered medical research institute, and this has meant that we have moved production genome analysis...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Costs of Running Production Genomics Workflows On-Premise as well as on Commercial Clouds https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/costs-of-running-production-genomics-workflows-on-premise-as-well-as-on-commercial-clouds-2f4fb3a6-1926-4ad6-948f-8fe6e0c0f7cb While the field of genome analysis is rapidly evolving, a number of tools have matured to become the de factostandard. The Garvan Institute has rapidly grown to become Australia’s leading genome-powered medical research institute, and this has meant that we have moved production genome analysis workflows out of the hands of individual researchers. Instead, these workflows are built by engineers to be run at scale on-premise, on commercial clouds (Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure) and at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI).  This project investigated the following questions:  • Since Garvan built their 5000 core on-premise computational infrastructure using grants - what does it cost to run these workflows at Garvan, and how do these costs compare when running the identical workflows on AWS, Azure and the NCI.  • What are the underlying costs of running these analyses that include, power, maintenance, staffing etc?  authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Disseminating research in the 21st century

Every year the Australian government invests large sums of money in the research sector. To maximise returns on this investment, it is important that research findings are open, accessible and clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders.  Best practice promotes rigorous science, and research...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Disseminating research in the 21st century https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/disseminating-research-in-the-21st-century-3c63a444-c766-4090-b750-60069176d336 Every year the Australian government invests large sums of money in the research sector. To maximise returns on this investment, it is important that research findings are open, accessible and clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders.  Best practice promotes rigorous science, and research that is open, engaging and reproducible. Nonetheless, It is still possible for gaps to exist between research outputs (code/data/results) and consumers of research (policy makers/other researchers/the general public). This is the Data Gap. Bridging the Data Gap requires formal, reproducible workflows, including reproducible computational environments, and analysis platforms that allow researchers to share their code, data and findings in an open and engaging format. We refer to these environments as interactive analysis platforms.  This project focusses on the following questions: • Are Australian researchers currently using interactive analysis platforms? • What tools are they using? • How can the ARDC support Australian researchers to use these platforms?     authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
High Throughput Computing in Australia: Applications, Tools and Services

This project investigated current and future demands for high throughput computing (HTC) tools and services in the research sector in Australia and how these services can be effectively supported.  It investigated the following questions:
• What are the requirements of NCRIS capabilities and...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

High Throughput Computing in Australia: Applications, Tools and Services https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/high-throughput-computing-in-australia-applications-tools-and-services-8a5d3553-fb2e-48fc-a365-51b43c45caf3 This project investigated current and future demands for high throughput computing (HTC) tools and services in the research sector in Australia and how these services can be effectively supported.  It investigated the following questions: • What are the requirements of NCRIS capabilities and major research groups for these types of services?  • What exemplars are there in Australia and internationally of these kinds of services?  • Commercial cloud services, hybrid cloud, specialized hardware?  • What is the best approach for supporting these services on different infrastructures (including the Nectar Research Cloud) and how can we encompass hybrid cloud including local infrastructure (clusters, local cloud, etc.), and commercial cloud?  • How can we best take advantage of commercial cloud pricing options for these requirements?    From a user perspective, the project aimed at identifying requirements of NCRIS capabilities and users for such capabilities. From a provider perspective, the project identified similar infrastructures overseas supporting HTC as well as the role commercial clouds can have in this space.  authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Disseminating research in the 21st century

Every year the Australian government invests large sums of money in the research sector. To maximise returns on this investment, it is important that research findings are open, accessible and clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders.  Best practice promotes rigorous science, and research...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Disseminating research in the 21st century https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/disseminating-research-in-the-21st-century-a38fc8eb-ccea-4133-b71a-46ece94ef16f Every year the Australian government invests large sums of money in the research sector. To maximise returns on this investment, it is important that research findings are open, accessible and clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders.  Best practice promotes rigorous science, and research that is open, engaging and reproducible. Nonetheless, It is still possible for gaps to exist between research outputs (code/data/results) and consumers of research (policy makers/other researchers/the general public). This is the Data Gap. Bridging the Data Gap requires formal, reproducible workflows, including reproducible computational environments, and analysis platforms that allow researchers to share their code, data and findings in an open and engaging format. We refer to these environments as interactive analysis platforms.  This project focusses on the following questions: • Are Australian researchers currently using interactive analysis platforms? • What tools are they using? • How can the ARDC support Australian researchers to use these platforms?     authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Institutional Research Data Management Policies and Procedures

This is a guide for those developing or updating policies and procedures related to the management of research data as an institutional asset.
The guide covers:
- Why have a research data management policy or policies?
- Possible approaches to constructing a research data policy suite
- Examples...

Keywords: research data, research data management, institutional data policies, institutional data procedures, institutional research data management, RDM, Australia, Australian research institutions, ARDC, Australian Research Data Commons

Institutional Research Data Management Policies and Procedures https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/institutional-research-data-management-policies-and-procedures This is a guide for those developing or updating policies and procedures related to the management of research data as an institutional asset. The guide covers: - Why have a research data management policy or policies? - Possible approaches to constructing a research data policy suite - Examples of data management policies - Key topics to include in a research data policy suite - Checklist for a Research Data Management Policy for Australian Universities / Institutions authors research data, research data management, institutional data policies, institutional data procedures, institutional research data management, RDM, Australia, Australian research institutions, ARDC, Australian Research Data Commons
Role profiles for the Bureau's Stewardship Model

This presentation provides an overview of the approach being taken in the creation of a Data Stewardship framework that looks at the tools, guidance, skills and clarity of data stewardship roles at the Bureau of Meteorology. A major focus of the framework is the creation of role profiles which...

Keywords: role profiles, data stewardship, data governance, data management, skills, training

Role profiles for the Bureau's Stewardship Model https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/role-profiles-for-the-bureau-s-stewardship-model This presentation provides an overview of the approach being taken in the creation of a Data Stewardship framework that looks at the tools, guidance, skills and clarity of data stewardship roles at the Bureau of Meteorology. A major focus of the framework is the creation of role profiles which provide the role description, assignment and key responsibilities. You can watch the YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/RLf6B-NIffU authors role profiles, data stewardship, data governance, data management, skills, training
ARDC Research Software Rights Management Guide

How researchers may license their research software in order to share it with others.

It addresses the types of open‑source licences, and considerations you (as a researcher) should have in deciding which licence to adopt for sharing.

Keywords: Software citation, Software licensing, Software, research software, licence, License

ARDC Research Software Rights Management Guide https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-research-software-rights-management-guide How researchers may license their research software in order to share it with others. It addresses the types of open‑source licences, and considerations you (as a researcher) should have in deciding which licence to adopt for sharing. authors Laughlin, Greg (type: Editor) Appleyard, Baden (type: Editor) Martinez, Paula Andrea (type: ProjectLeader) Software citation, Software licensing, Software, research software, licence, License
ARDC's persistent identifier (PID) services

This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research...

Keywords: identifies, RAID, Handle, DOI, International General Sample Number

ARDC's persistent identifier (PID) services https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-s-persistent-identifier-pid-services This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research vocabularies, persistent identifiers, data discovery catalogues, metadata issues, licensing, governance, underpinning infrastructure (e.g. Nectar Research Cloud) and more. ARDC can also connect projects to national and international communities and initiatives trying to solve common challenges and outline best practice. This session gave an overview of ARDC’s persistent identifier (PID) services and how you can implement DOIs, RAiDs and IGSNs in your project. The video recording of this session can be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/D0yIvucIbMU authors identifies, RAID, Handle, DOI, International General Sample Number
ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange - Public Sector Bridges

The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents the five projects from the Public Sector Bridges Program, which aims to extend or improve public sector data to better support leading edge research. This presentation...

Keywords: ARDC, project exchange, public sector bridges

ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange - Public Sector Bridges https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-2021-projects-exchange-public-sector-bridges The ARDC 2021 Projects Exchange showcased the 41 ARDC co-investment projects that commenced in 2021. This session presents the five projects from the Public Sector Bridges Program, which aims to extend or improve public sector data to better support leading edge research. This presentation includes: Hospital EMR data as a national data asset for research - Dougie Boyle (UMelb) National free access to coronial findings, recommendations & responses - Phillip Chung (UNSW) Sensitive species data pathways from decision making to research - Lu Jin (ALA) Integrated national air pollution and health data - Ivan Hanigan (UoS) Australian National Child Health and Development Atlas - Telethon Kids Institute (presented by Sheida Hadavi, ARDC) The video recording of this session can be viewed on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe4pc-cct4Y authors Boyle, Dougie (type: ProjectLeader) Chung, Phillip (type: ProjectLeader) Jin, Lu (type: ProjectLeader) Hanigan, Ivan (type: ProjectLeader) ARDC, project exchange, public sector bridges
Disseminating research in the 21st century

Every year the Australian government invests large sums of money in the research sector. To maximise returns on this investment, it is important that research findings are open, accessible and clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders.  Best practice promotes rigorous science, and research...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Disseminating research in the 21st century https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/disseminating-research-in-the-21st-century Every year the Australian government invests large sums of money in the research sector. To maximise returns on this investment, it is important that research findings are open, accessible and clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders.  Best practice promotes rigorous science, and research that is open, engaging and reproducible. Nonetheless, It is still possible for gaps to exist between research outputs (code/data/results) and consumers of research (policy makers/other researchers/the general public). This is the Data Gap. Bridging the Data Gap requires formal, reproducible workflows, including reproducible computational environments, and analysis platforms that allow researchers to share their code, data and findings in an open and engaging format. We refer to these environments as interactive analysis platforms.  This project focusses on the following questions: • Are Australian researchers currently using interactive analysis platforms? • What tools are they using? • How can the ARDC support Australian researchers to use these platforms?     authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Global experiences digital research infrastructure federations

The national OpenStack federation (the ARDC Nectar / Australian Research Cloud Core Services) has been an outstanding success.  It is both a horizontal federation and a global innovator.  The purpose of this project was to amass evidence across a spectrum of organisations including...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Global experiences digital research infrastructure federations https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/global-experiences-digital-research-infrastructure-federations-b955d573-9ead-4724-af49-5ab89121834d The national OpenStack federation (the ARDC Nectar / Australian Research Cloud Core Services) has been an outstanding success.  It is both a horizontal federation and a global innovator.  The purpose of this project was to amass evidence across a spectrum of organisations including universities, research organisations, and communities  to determine: the meaning of digital federations, the role of digital federations, and  the relationship between federation, capacity, governance and impact.   authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Data Policy

Increasing the availability of research data for reuse is in part being driven by research data policies. While the number of research funders, journals and institutions with some form of research data policy is growing, the landscape is complex and therefore the implementation and implications...

Keywords: policy, data policy, publishers

Data Policy https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/data-policy Increasing the availability of research data for reuse is in part being driven by research data policies. While the number of research funders, journals and institutions with some form of research data policy is growing, the landscape is complex and therefore the implementation and implications of policies for researchers can be unclear, confusing and sometimes even contradictory. The RDA Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG was established to help address these challenges. Initially the Group focussed on Developing a Research Data Policy Framework for All Journals and Publishers and with journal adoptions of the framework growing, the Group is now focussing on alignment between publishers and funders. This session provided an overview of the joint session held at RDA P17 of the Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management and Practices IG, the Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG and the FAIRsharing WG. The focus of this RDA VP17 session was to provide an overview of a joint project to examine funder-publisher policy alignment and provide recommendations on how to improve alignment. authors policy, data policy, publishers
Research Data Australia - contributing metadata

This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research...

Keywords: metadata records, data sharing, data publication

Research Data Australia - contributing metadata https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/research-data-australia-contributing-metadata This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research vocabularies, persistent identifiers, data discovery catalogues, metadata issues, licensing, governance, underpinning infrastructure (e.g. Nectar Research Cloud) and more. ARDC can also connect projects to national and international communities and initiatives trying to solve common challenges and outline best practice. This session explained how you can get your metadata records into Research Data Australia. A video recording of this session can also be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/IvbmFSx_o0o authors metadata records, data sharing, data publication
ARDC Research Data Rights Management Guide

A practical guide for people and organisations working with data, about rights information and licences, and to raise awareness of the implications of not having licences on data.

Who is this for? This guide is primarily directed toward members of the research sector, particularly data rights...

Keywords: data, rights, management, licence, licensing, research, policy, guide

ARDC Research Data Rights Management Guide https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-research-data-rights-management-guide-51e76604-13df-43d9-8bc2-e65aa3bcc674 A practical guide for people and organisations working with data, about rights information and licences, and to raise awareness of the implications of not having licences on data. Who is this for? This guide is primarily directed toward members of the research sector, particularly data rights holders users and suppliers. Some general reference is made to characteristics and management of government data, acknowledging that this kind of data can be input to the research process. Government readers should consult their agency’s data management policies, in addition to reading this guide. authors Laughlin, Greg (type: Editor) Appleyard, Baden (type: Editor) data, rights, management, licence, licensing, research, policy, guide
Exploring higher levels of assurance for federated access to sensitive data (including multi-factor authentication)

The project set out to understand the requirements for access to sensitive data and how those requirements might be addressed in a federated environment. The specific questions the project explored were:
1. What specific requirements exist when authenticating researchers for access to sensitive...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Exploring higher levels of assurance for federated access to sensitive data (including multi-factor authentication) https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/exploring-higher-levels-of-assurance-for-federated-access-to-sensitive-data-including-multi-factor-authentication-cccd62d1-3148-46b6-9701-151afc1d9b1d The project set out to understand the requirements for access to sensitive data and how those requirements might be addressed in a federated environment. The specific questions the project explored were: 1. What specific requirements exist when authenticating researchers for access to sensitive data? 2. How has multi-factor authentication (MFA) been deployed in international contexts? How widely is it used? What is working well? What are the issues? 3. What policies and processes must accompany technology implementations? 4. How well positioned are organisations in Australia’s research and education environment (the AAF, institutions and service providers) with respect to policy, process and technology to enable access to sensitive data? authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
National skills ecosystem - call to action

In this Community Action session working groups will be formed based on the challenges/opportunities that were prioritised in Community Action session #4.

  • Skilled trainers / facilitators

  • National training registry

  • National training event calendar

  • Jointly developed training

  • Research...

Keywords: national skills initiatives, data skills, training, skills community

National skills ecosystem - call to action https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/national-skills-ecosystem-call-to-action In this Community Action session working groups will be formed based on the challenges/opportunities that were prioritised in Community Action session #4. - Skilled trainers / facilitators - National training registry - National training event calendar - Jointly developed training - Research support professionals: career/progression authors national skills initiatives, data skills, training, skills community
A National View of Containers and Kubernetes in Research: Shared challenges and opportunities

This report has been developed through the ARDC Community of Practice - Australian Research Container Orchestration Service (ARCOS).  It summarises the findings and challenges expressed through a survey and engagements with various Australian stakeholders concerning the challenges and...

Keywords: kubernetes, containers, cloud research, research infrastructure, cloud native, k8, multi-cloud, governance

A National View of Containers and Kubernetes in Research: Shared challenges and opportunities https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/a-national-view-of-containers-and-kubernetes-in-research-shared-challenges-and-opportunities This report has been developed through the ARDC Community of Practice - Australian Research Container Orchestration Service (ARCOS).  It summarises the findings and challenges expressed through a survey and engagements with various Australian stakeholders concerning the challenges and opportunities related to Containers and Kubernetes in the Australian Research domain. authors kubernetes, containers, cloud research, research infrastructure, cloud native, k8, multi-cloud, governance
Communities of Practice - Local and global support to cultivate software and data skills in research

The Cartpentries is a non-profit, fiscally-sponsored project whose aims are to support training in entry-level software and data skills for researchers, and build community and local capacity for teaching and continued learning of related skills and perspectives. Carpentries communities exist at...

Keywords: data skills, software skills, communities of practice, CoPs, Carpentries, researcher training, community building, train the trainer, sustainable communities, community-based training

Communities of Practice - Local and global support to cultivate software and data skills in research https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/communities-of-practice-local-and-global-support-to-cultivate-software-and-data-skills-in-research The Cartpentries is a non-profit, fiscally-sponsored project whose aims are to support training in entry-level software and data skills for researchers, and build community and local capacity for teaching and continued learning of related skills and perspectives. Carpentries communities exist at global, regional, and local levels each with specific aims.    In this presentation, Dr Karen Word talks about the Carpentries' communities of practice - the benefits of involvement to volunteer instructors, to supervisors and to institutions, the motivations behind global participation, the importance of governance and voice, and the sustainability challenges faced by community-based training. authors data skills, software skills, communities of practice, CoPs, Carpentries, researcher training, community building, train the trainer, sustainable communities, community-based training
ARDC's FAIR Data Guidelines for ARDC co-invested projects

This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research...

Keywords: ARDC, FAIR, FAIR Data, Guidelines

ARDC's FAIR Data Guidelines for ARDC co-invested projects https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-s-fair-data-guidelines-for-ardc-co-invested-projects This presentation was part of an “Orientation to ARDC services and expertise” series, specifically aimed at people involved in one of the ARDC co-investment projects commencing early 2021. In addition to co-investment of money, ARDC contributes expertise and services in a range of areas: research vocabularies, persistent identifiers, data discovery catalogues, metadata issues, licensing, governance, underpinning infrastructure (e.g. Nectar Research Cloud) and more. ARDC can also connect projects to national and international communities and initiatives trying to solve common challenges and outline best practice. This session discussed ARDC’s FAIR Data Guidelines - What are the guidelines for making project data outputs FAIR, and how can you comply with them? The video recording of this session can be found on ARDC's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Oi0UQKij9c8 authors ARDC, FAIR, FAIR Data, Guidelines
Skills & training priorities - building sustainable models

The ARDC skills summit 2019 explored how national coordination of community development, training initiatives and policy initiatives could be improved to develop a digitally skilled workforce. Key outcomes from the summit are:

  • identify the return on investments for investing in research...

Keywords: data skills, training, sustainability, national initiatives, skills challenges

Skills & training priorities - building sustainable models https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/skills-training-priorities-building-sustainable-models The ARDC skills summit 2019 explored how national coordination of community development, training initiatives and policy initiatives could be improved to develop a digitally skilled workforce. Key outcomes from the summit are: - identify the return on investments for investing in research support professionals and digital skills for researchers - knowledge transfer on workforce development initiatives undertaken at institutional, discipline and national levels - form a trainers community of practice groups to connect people that engage with and train researchers in digital skills. Based on these outcomes and consultation with various groups involved in developing digitally skilled workforce, a list of challenges has been identified in growing and nurturing skills required by the Australian Research community. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BBtijInIig01DgL4uoMH3O0o35nUHxkG7ZdJB4QRVwI/edit?usp=sharing In this session, we will discuss each of the challenges broadly, cluster them based on themes and prioritise them for actions, which will feed into Community Session #5 - Call for action. authors data skills, training, sustainability, national initiatives, skills challenges
Locking the front door without leaving the windows open: positioning authentication technologies within the "Five Safes" framework for effective use of sensitive research data

This project explores the options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments.  This project seeks to position choices around authentication technologies within the Five...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Locking the front door without leaving the windows open: positioning authentication technologies within the "Five Safes" framework for effective use of sensitive research data https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/locking-the-front-door-without-leaving-the-windows-open-positioning-authentication-technologies-within-the-five-safes-framework-for-effective-use-of-sensitive-research-data This project explores the options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments.  This project seeks to position choices around authentication technologies within the Five Safes framework for research use of sensitive data, proposed in 2003 by Felix Ritchie of the UK Office of National Statistics: • Safe Projects: is the proposed research use of the data appropriate?  • Safe People: can the users be trusted to use the data in an appropriate manner?  • Safe Settings: does the access facility limit unauthorised use? • Safe Data: is there a disclosure risk in the data itself? • Safe Outputs: are the research results non-disclosive i.e. they do not compromise privacy or breach confidentiality? authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
GeoDeVL Project Final Report

Final report for the Geoscience Data Enhanced Virtual Laboratory extension project, October 2020.

Keywords: Virtual Research Environment, AuScope, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Magnetotellurics, Passive Seismic data, International General Sample Number (IGSN),

GeoDeVL Project Final Report https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/geodevl-project-final-report Final report for the Geoscience Data Enhanced Virtual Laboratory extension project, October 2020. authors Virtual Research Environment, AuScope, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Magnetotellurics, Passive Seismic data, International General Sample Number (IGSN),
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