Data Science and eResearch

Data Science and eResearch


Data Science and eResearch

Advances in data creation, collection, analysis and presentation provide enormous opportunities and responsibilities for Universities, researchers and end-users. Opportunities include faster research results and outcomes, data reproducibility, opportunities for collaboration, and for funding. At the same time all research institutions must ensure sound data management practices and policies are in place. A revised Macquarie University Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and accompanying Macquarie University Research Code Complaints, Breaches and Investigation Procedure were recently issued. These apply to anyone who conducts research or supports research under the auspices of Macquarie University

Macquarie's Data Science and eResearch Platform Strategy guides Macquarie to realise the opportunities and comply with our responsibilities.

The Data Science and eResearch Advisory Group provides advice to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and reports through to the Research Management Committee (RMC) and the Research and Research Training Committee (RRTC) to guide decision making with regard to Data Science and eResearch projects, tools, policy, and capability development. The Chair of the Advisory Group is PVC (Research Performance and Innovation), Professor Peter Nelson.

Building Data Science and eResearch at Macquarie

In June 2017 the University's first Data Science and eResearch Director, Associate Professor Shawn Ross, commenced in the role which was created to implement the Data Science and eResearch Platform strategy developed by Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development). Associate Professor Ross will take on the part time position while continuing his research in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, as well as his directorship of the FAIMS Project. Read the This Week Q&A with A/Professor Ross.

Research Data

Good researchers manage their data well. Here are some Key Resources for Researchers to provide researchers with guidance and support.

Research Compute

Research computing resources provided by Macquarie University include access to High-Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and Cloud Computing (online Virtual Machines).

First, apply for the National Computational Merit Application Scheme, which closes every September. Both HPC and Cloud Computing resources are available through this scheme, which has a reasonably high success rate.

Second, you can apply for HPC or Cloud Computing support through Macquarie University. Funds are limited an applications are competitive.

News and Announcements

Exciting things happening in eResearch on campus and around the world FIND OUT MORE

Events and Training

Our training activities foster communities of practice within the university and with our external partners. We regularly offer Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops and participate in national and international events. Also watch out for our concessional workshops on topics like statistics and research data management. FIND OUT MORE

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