The eResearch Office provides academics with research tools, platforms, prototypes and trials in partnership with national and state eResearch organisations.
Many disciplines are increasingly dependent on the use of research instruments. The capture and interpretation of data and metadata is becoming increasingly software-intensive.
The infrastructure that is in place is capable of assisting with feeds of data collection from overseas institutions, a range of public sector agencies, and from the University going into ARDC. The office develops tactics, pilots and prototypes connecting evolving research infrastructures with standard enterprise systems supported by Information Technology Services (ITS).
The eResearch Office can facilitate and accelerate the conversion of research data into information and information into knowledge, by removing barriers to searching, finding, using, reusing and citing data themselves.
We provide academic mentoring in relation to ICT in the following ways:
- eResearch networking - Linking RMIT research with the national eResearch community, providing opportunities for collaboration through the broad eResearch networks.
- Advanced ICT advice - Assisting academics to push their ICT use into new and innovative areas.
- Skills pairing - software development and computational expertise between academics and postgraduate students.
- Technology transfer and diffusion - of both ICT developed at RMIT and deploying innovative technology within RMIT.