Forum 2018

2018 National AeRO Forum – 14th March – University House, Canberra


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Dear colleagues

You are invited to participate in the 2018 AeRO National Forum, to be held on the 14 of March 2018 in Canberra.

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The annual AeRO National Forum is a one day event, which attracts senior staff from its members as well as eResearch leads from institutions, NCRIS capabilities, discipline communities, research centres, funding bodies, government and other agencies. Representatives from the Department of Education and Training also attend. At the 2017 Forum, we had over 100 attendees from over 50 organisations, and we expect this year to be even bigger.

The theme for this year’s theme is “The NRDC Grand Challenge“.

The key attributes/outcomes of the original National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) investments in 2006 were that they were national and collaborative. Perhaps more significantly, they were also disruptive and there is no doubt they have enabled Australian researchers to differentiate themselves on a global scale, particularly in relation to the use of digital techniques and the role data plays in modern research.

The NRDC Grand Challenge is therefore to reduce the complexity, improve the ease of use, lower the barrier to entry, and increase the adoption of digital data tools and techniques for all Australian researchers by establishing a cohesive and sustainable approach to fostering the development of digital data skills and the integration of digital data technology platforms and practices.

We are currently confirming a number of speakers after which we will issue the final agenda for the Forum, via email and the web.

All information about this event, and a link to the registration page, are at where you will also find information about previous Forums, including presentations and other notes.

General Attendee tickets for the event are $250, and $200 for CAUDIT members. AeRO Members are entitled to up to two free tickets.

I’m seeking again to schedule it (10am-5pm) so that it can be a day-trip for most of those from interstate.

In the meantime, please reserve the date in your diary, and book your ticket as early as possible to ensure your seat. If you are unable to attend personally we would welcome your nomination of an alternate senior person to represent your organisation.

We look forward to seeing you on the day. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Thank you!


Sam Moskwa
CEO, Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO)