November 2018

Funding updates:

ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres - updated Instructions to Applicants are now available.

The updated Instructions to Applicants for the Industrial Transformation Training Centres for funding commencing in 2019 are now available on the GrantConnect website.

Additional information has been included in (Part E) Project Costs (pages 27–32) on how to add ARC funded Training Centre Higher Degree by Research candidates (ICHDRs) and Training Centre Postdoctoral fellows (ICPDs ) into the budget table.

All documentation for this scheme is available on the GrantConnect website. Please note, while the grant guidelines are available to view, you will need to register with GrantConnect to access all documentation.

The Antarctic Science Foundation

The Antarctic Science Foundation is seeking Expressions of Interest for scientists and research teams interested in working with the Antarctic Science Foundation to seek funding for their projects. The projects must meet the purpose of the Antarctic Science Foundation and have a strong value proposition for funding. Funding
requests should include the full costs of logistical elements that are required to undertake the project unless these have been secured elsewhere.

Consideration of Expressions of Interest will be through a Science subcommittee of the Board, Chaired by Professor Emma Johnston in consultation with the Executive Director. All submissions must be lodged electronically to

Please contact for a copy of the EoI Form. Expressions of Interest are due at COB 7th December 2018.

PURE updates:

There are no further drop-in sessions available for PURE this year.

Partnership Information:

Will not be running in a formal sense in 2018. Prof David Coutts would like to invite you to make an appointment to talk to him if you are interested in developing partnership and engagement opportunities.

There are two research seminar sessions scheduled below which focus on developing partnerships with non-academic partners - feel free to come along and chat with the Research Partnerships managers.

Please see the Resources page for more information.

Upcoming Seminars:

Transparent Data Practice for Reliable and Reproducible Research

Wednesday 7th November 2018, 10:00am to 01:30pm in the Library room M4.02

Run by Shawn Ross (Data Science and eResearch) and Susan Shrubb (Research Skills Librarian), this workshop is for all researchers who collect, analyse, collaborate and publish data.

The first half of workshop will begin with a brief presentation about the importance of transparent data practices, then continues with an introduction to making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). Participants will then have one hour to work with one another and facilitators on the assessment and improvement of an existing dataset. The second half of the workshop begins with an introduction to other aspects of data transparency, including the use of code for analysis, advantages of open-source software, reproducible analytical environments, and the training necessary to implement these approaches. Participants will then have one hour to work with one another and facilitators to incorporate these practices into a proposal for future research.

Participant numbers will be capped for this workshop - first-in secures a place. Everyone is welcome.

Please click here to register for the workshop 'Transparent data practice for reliable and reproducible research'

Data Carpentry with R Workshop at Macquarie University

28th - 29th November 2018

We are pleased to invite you to the Data Carpentry with R Workshop at Macquarie University scheduled on 28-29 November 2018 in E6B Room 149 (7WW).

Led by Dr Peter Humburg, the workshop is targeted primarily at higher degree research students and early career researchers but open to all.  It will be the final training run by our team this year so if you haven't completed a Data Carpentry workshop before, we encourage you to register asap.

A nominal fee of $25 will cover lunch over the two days. Registration details are on the Eventbrite page. Refer to the workshop webpage for information on course schedule, syllabus and laptop instructions.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Remember to visit the Research Office Training and Support page for a list of upcoming seminars.

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