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Welcome to the latest edition of our eNewsletter series. We've created this series to keep you up to date with what’s new, improved and coming up at eRSA.  

The new things

  • Tech talk | Friday, 3 February: Australian Science Clouds Register

Join our latest Monthly Tech Talk on Australian Science Clouds featuring topics:

  1. Introduction to science clouds and Nectar science cloud projects- Michelle Barker, Nectar
  2. Australian Ecosystems Science Cloud- Siddeswara Guru, TERN
  3. Australian BioSciences Cloud - Andrew Lonie, VLSCI
  4. Australian Marine Sciences Cloud- Brendan Davey, TPAC

  • eRSA Cadetships: Graduate Technical Roles available Apply

Are you a graduate with IT qualifications? We're looking to fill two technical roles and offer cadetships to talented and enthusiastic graduates! Application submission closes Wednesday, 1 February 2017.

Upcoming workshops

This workshop will provide an practical introduction to the cloud and all the basic tools you need to know to run your first cloud computer. The workshop is aimed at beginners to the Nectar Research Cloud.

Date: Thursday 9 February, 12.30pm - 3.30pm, Adelaide University

This workshop demonstrates a simple way to get started using R-Studio in the Nectar cloud. The workshop is aimed at researchers who use the R statistical package and would like to apply cloud computing to their R analyses.
Date: Thursday 23 February, 12.30pm - 3.30pm, Adelaide University
  • Using High Performance Computing Register
This course demonstrates how to use HPC and Cloud Clusters to enhance research outcomes. This workshop is for new users wanting a complete introduction to HPC.

Date: Thursday 9 March, 12.30pm - 3.30pm, Adelaide University

Say hello to Naomi Setchell

We recently welcomed Naomi Setchell to the eRSA team, as our new User Experience Coordinator (Digital Humanities).  
Her role sees her working with researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and heritage professionals, to improve access to cultural collections using digital technologies.

From the digital humanities space? Contact Naomi to see how she can help.

A snapshot of eRSA's 2016

2016 saw the transformation of eRSA herald an exciting phase of growth, underpinned by our foundation of excellent service provision. 
We sharpened our focus on our Training services, tripling our outreach and upskilling 100's of undergraduates, post graduates, academics and industry professionals. Our Helpdesk team guided our 1200+ users through their HPC & Cloud needs providing accessible, secure and reliable eResearch technologies. 
In 2017 we endeavour to expand our capability, while maintaining our foundation of excellent service provision to the SA research community.

The support

Ever struggled with the concept of metadata? This quick reference guide provides a simple and high-level overview of how you can use metadata to improve your research data.
It is vital you are equipped with the right skills and tools to advance your research further than ever. Research is dynamic, always evolving, inspiring the active mind and providing new tools and ways of thinking that lead to innovation. And we'd like to help get you there. Contact us to discuss what you need to get you ready.

Send us your feedback We are always interested in how we can improve our services for users. 
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