Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Future focus at research conference


1 July, 2014

Future focus at research conference

About 120 delegates, mostly from Universities and research institutes from around Australasia, are attending the fifth eResearch New Zealand Conference being held this week at the University of Waikato.

The 2014 national eResearch conference concentrates on three areas - real world, data science and education - with presenters focussing on cultural, organisational and technical considerations in developing eResearch capabilities and solutions in these areas.

Organising chairperson Dr Jo Lane says eResearch is about using tools and technology to augment traditional research practices.

“It spans all research areas,” he says.

He says that in many areas of research, the sheer volume of data now available is the biggest problems researchers face.

“There’s so much data we don’t know how to process it”.

The conference is also exploring ways in which researchers can use technology to collaborate more effectively by developing ways to share what is often very large amounts of data.

Education is a key focus of the conference – both in terms of how existing researchers can develop these necessary eResearch skills and how we ensure that new generation of researchers learn this as a part of the postgraduate studies.

Dr Lane says as the use of technology in research becomes more ubiquitous, the ‘e’ tag in eResearch will eventually disappear.

Keynote speakers at the conference include Dave Turek from IBM, Professor Bryan Lawrence from the University of Reading and Kaitlin Thaney from the Mozilla Science Lab, an open science initiative of the Mozilla Foundation focused on innovation, best practice and skills training for research.

For more information about the conference visit: http://ernz2014.eresearch.org.nz/


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Henry Rollins Burning Down The House

With his lantern jaw, close-cropped hair, and muscle-bound physique, Henry Rollins could not be further from the US Marine image his appearance might suggest. More>>

A Series Of Tubes: 150 Years Of The Cook Strait Cable

“It was a momentous achievement for its time. The successful connection came on the third attempt at laying the cable, and followed a near disaster when the first cable snapped - almost destroying the ship Weymouth in the process,” says Ms Adams. More>>

ALSO:

February 2017: Guns N' Roses - New Zealand Dates Announced

Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours... Rolling Stone said: "This was the real thing, the thing we'd all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime.” More>>

Werewolf: Brando, Peckinpah And Billy The Kid

Gordon Campbell: Initially, One-Eyed Jacks was supposed to have been directed by Stanley Kubrick from a script by Sam Peckinpah – yet it quickly became Brando’s baby... More>>

Book Awards: ANZAC Heroes Wins Margaret Mahy Book Of The Year

“Simply stunning, with gold-standard production values,” say the judges of the winner of this year’s Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. ANZAC Heroes is also the winner of the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category. More>>

Baby Animals: Hamilton Zoo Rhino Calf Named

Hamilton Zoo’s latest rhino calf has been named Samburu and he's being celebrated with a unique zoo experience... Samburu arrived after his mother Kito’s 16-month pregnancy and the calf brings the number of white rhinos at Hamilton Zoo to six. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news