Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsYour ResearchNow profile will go live to the world in early October - are you ready?


Research Development and Support (RDS) are providing "ResearchNow health checks" to researchers to support readiness for the ResearchNow go-live.

Within a one hour session we will guide and assist researchers in checking that their individual profile information and publication outputs are up-to-date and accurately recorded.

We will:

  • help you enhance your public profile (e.g. add external links, show or hide metrics)
  • demonstrate how to import outputs (publications) from an online source and 
  • how to add entries manually
  • assist with other queries related to ResearchNow terminology and features

Please enrol now to access one of the following sessions:

  • Thursday 26 September, 9.30 – 10.30am – Computer Lab S122, Sturt South
  • Thursday 26 September, 12.00 – 1.00pm – Computer Lab 3, Finders Central Library
  • Thursday 3 October, 9.30 – 10.30am – Computer Lab 2030, Physical Sciences Building
  • Thursday 3 October, 12.00 – 1.00pm – Level 4 Seminar Area, Flinders Medical Centre (BYOD session) 

Please note: The workshop in Level 4 Seminar Room FMC is a bring your own device (BYOD) session. All other sessions will be held in a computer lab.


For additional information and support outside of these session times, please contact the RDS ResearchNow support team:

Brooke Williamson: supporting the College of Medicine and Public Health; available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Emma de Courcy-Ireland: supporting the College of Science and Engineering; available on Tuesday and Thursday.

Mimi Eldeeb: supporting the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science and the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work; available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Bree Walden: supporting the College of Business Government and Law and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences; available on Thursday and Friday (for CBGL) and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (for CNHS)

To access your ResearchNow system click on the ResearchNow button on your OKTA dashboard. The researcher guides on the ResearchNow support website will help you to get started.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 19 September to 2 October 2019

Proactively Supporting our Research

ienrol research lists all training and development opportunities related to developing skills core to the research process and doing research at Flinders University. You can book to attend workshops, information sessions, and/or seminars that aim to facilitate the ongoing development of all researchers.

This regular posting in Inspiring Research will update you as to what’s on offer in the coming weeks, listing current opportunities that you can participate in and book into now.

Click on the links below to view the course details.


Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsWednesday 18 September 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 18 September 2019

Part 3: Managing citations & PRISMA report - Systematic review series, Thursday 19 September 2019

Drop-In Session: Social and Behavioural Research EthicsFriday 20 September 2019

Keeping up to date HDR/early-career researchers - current methodology for setting up and managing alerts and digital notifications, Monday 23 September 2019

Keeping up to date mid-career & established researchers - current methodology for setting up and managing alerts and digital notificationsTuesday 24 September 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grants, Tuesday 24 September 2019

A systematic approach to literature searching (non-health), Wednesday 25 September 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 25 September 2019

Online academic profile management - ORCiD/Google Scholar, Thursday 26 September 2019

ResearchNow health check - preparing your profile for the global go-live, October 2019Thursday 26 September 2019

ResearchNow health check - preparing your profile for the global go-live, October 2019Thursday 26 September 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Industry, Government, International & Internal grants, Tuesday 1 October 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 2 October 2019


Further courses scheduled for later in the month and beyond are available at ienrol research.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsMedical Research Future Fund Information Session

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Health Translation SA and the South Australian Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Working Group invite all interested researchers to their state-wide information session, to be held on Tuesday 1 October 2019 from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm at The University of Adelaide.

Anyone interested in applying for MRFF in the future is welcome to attend.

You will hear tips from successful applicants and reviewers and specific information on these upcoming grant rounds:

  • Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Research Mission
  • Frontiers Scheme
  • Million Minds: Suicide Prevention Mission

Register to attend at

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsClarivate Analytics workshops on Bibliometric indicators and analysis

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Clarivate Analytics is visiting Flinders this Thursday 19 September, providing workshops on how to use metrics to provide evidence of your research performance that can enhance your grant or promotion applications.

Dr Anthony Dona, Clarivate Analytics trainer, has extensive experience with optimising metrics, and will provide a range of tips on how to find, interpret and use metrics from Web of Science and InCites. Two workshops are being offered and run in conjunction with Flinders Library.  

How to deliver Bibliometric indicators for a Research Team (1.00 pm - 2.15 pm) - register at ienrol - research

How to perform Bibliometric Analysis for Grant Applications (2.45 pm - 4.00 pm) - register at ienrol - research

These sessions will include:

  • Discovering the increased coverage of journals in Web of Science and InCites through the Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Reviewing your own individual metrics and identifying highlights
  • Looking at the Category Normalized Citation Impact 
  • Understanding the difference between indicators that are used to benchmark people, journals, and articles 
  • Top tips for showcasing your research performance by FoR, national and international comparisons and collaborations
  • Update on ResearcherID and Publons

Please try to ensure your ORCiD or ResearcherID is up to date to assist with searching for your information in InCites.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsTransforming Australia’s resource and energy governance workshop hosted by Flinders University

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The Transforming Australia’s resource and energy governance workshop will bring together the leading scholars nationally on environmental politics and policy to consider ways forward on resource and energy governance.

To be held at Flinders University, Victoria Square from 26–27 September 2019, the workshop will address the past, present, and future of environmental governance.

As environmental change intensifies, affecting multiple aspects of Australia’s economy and society, clear-sighted analysis of possibilities for transforming environmental governance is needed. However, prospects for transformation depend on addressing major political and policy barriers, including high degrees of party polarisation on climate change, and complex federal-state relationships on transboundary environmental systems such as the Murray-Darling Basin.

These barriers, in turn, raise important questions for research, including what theories and methods are suited to explain stasis and change in these areas, and what modes of governance are capable of bringing about democratically legitimate and just transformations. 

Policy practitioners and Australia’s leading scholars of environmental, energy and resource policy will be brought together in order to map out the historical and contemporary challenges and possibilities for governing sustainably, including: 

  • What are the origins of environmental, resource and energy policy failures and successes in Australia? 
  • What dynamics shape today’s governance regimes? 
  • How can existing modes of governance be transformed to grapple with the intensifying environmental change in Australia’s society-economy? 

Workshop presenters and participants also include attendees from Greenpeace, Lock the Gate, the Australia Institute and The Department of Environment and Water (SA). 

The workshop is convened by Cassandra Star (Flinders University), Jonathan Pickering (University of Canberra) and Rebecca Pearse (University of Sydney), hosted by the Climate and Sustainability Policy Research Group and the Democratic Futures research theme, Flinders University, and funded by the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA).

For more information, contact Cassandra Star at

New OpportunitiesRound 2 of the Data61 postgraduate scholarships - New South Wales and South Australia now open

Data61 CSIRO

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Group, invites applications for the Data61 postgraduate scholarships. These support data-driven PhD research to be undertaken at universities in New South Wales and South Australia.

Students, both Australian and international, who have completed a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours or equivalent in a relevant field, but do not yet hold a PhD, may apply.

They must have applied for, or already started, a full-time PhD research programme at one of the participating Australian universities in the relevant territories, and must have permission for their intended research project from both a university supervisor and a Data61 supervisor. Flinders University is a participating Australian university with Data61.

They must also apply for other university or government scholarships.

Scholarships may be full or of the top-up variety. Full scholarships provide a stipend of up to AUD $43,110, while top-up scholarships are worth AUD $10,000 per year, or up to AUD $15,000 in exceptional cases. Scholarships are tenable for up to three and a half years.

For more information, visit the Data61 website.

This round of applications close on 31 October 2019.

New OpportunitiesSpencer Foundation Small Research Grants in Education


The Spencer Foundation invites proposals for its small research grants. These support smaller scale or pilot projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Work that fosters creative and open-minded scholarship, engages in deep inquiry and examines robust questions related to education is encouraged. Applications close on 1 November 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 18 October 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer (IGII).

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. The Foundation's goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

Proposals are accepted from the US and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in USD.

Grants are worth up to USD $50,000 each for between one and five years.

For more information, visit the Spencer Foundation website.

New OpportunitiesAustralia-China Joint Action Program aimed at early-career researchers

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) presently coordinates a grant program with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) intended to provide Australian and CASS researchers the opportunity to collaborate in areas of shared interest.

In 2020, four grants will be awarded to teams of social scientists from Australia and CASS. The grant program is suited to younger researchers who wish to pursue research opportunities with an international colleague, with the intention this may lead to larger research projects.

Applications are due by 1 November 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 18 October 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The following topics have been identified as priorities for the 2020 program:

  1. Urban Development
  2. Impact of Technology on Society
  3. Population
  4. Migration and Immigration
  5. Environmental Protection
  6. Regional Security and Cooperation
  7. National Development Measures and Evaluation
  8. New Developments in IT Communication and Commerce

Each application must contain at least one researcher from Australia and one from CASS. As the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) encourages the participation of early-career researchers, one applicant must be fewer than eight years beyond the completion of their PhD.

To apply, researchers must submit a proposal to conduct research with an overseas partner having similar interests.

With approval from ASSA and CASS, each successful project application will be awarded $7,000 AUD to be shared by the Australian scholars and ¥25,000 RMB to be shared by the CASS scholars. The grant can be expended throughout 2020 on air travel, accommodation, and conference-related costs. Further information is available at the ASSA website.

New OpportunitiesCall for submissions on Effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Parliament of Australia

The federal government Senate has referred an inquiry into effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and strategies for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by June 2020.

The committee is seeking submissions from a wide range of people, including families, carers and communities affected by FASD. Submissions are requested by 29 November 2019.

Submissions can be public (published on the internet) or confidential (only read by the committee).

Further detail about the scope of the inquiry is provided in the terms of reference and on the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs website.

New OpportunitiesEmbassy of France in Australia PHC FASIC 2020 Program

Proactively Supporting our Research

The objective of this program is to develop scientific and technological exchanges of excellence between laboratories in Australia and France, by encouraging new cooperation and the participation of young researchers.

The program has three different schemes: FASIC Workshops, FASIC PhD, and FASIC Researchers. All schemes have the closing date of 15 November 2019.

The internal Flinders closing date for FASIC Researchers is 1 November 2019, for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance for FASIC Researchers, contact Rupali Saikia, Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The FASIC PHC program will contribute to initiatives or reinforce bilateral research collaborations, and will enable scientists from France and Australian research institutions to meet and discuss future collaborative projects. This program is meant to support the establishment of joint research labs or scientific networks between France and Australia.
Funding under FASIC PHC program is not intended to support the research work itself but will be used for the implementation of international cooperation such as exchanges and travels.

Submitted projects must be joint research projects involving at least one French and one Australian research partners.

A matching fund from the partnering Australian research institutions is mandatory and will stand as one of the eligibility criteria of the submitted projects. A letter of financial support from the research Australian institutions must be attached to the application.

For further information on FASIC 2020, visit the Campus France website.

This program will be implemented through three specific instruments:

  • The FASIC Workshops Scheme supports the organisation of bilateral scientific workshops, jointly designed by French and Australian research groups on thematics of strategic interest for the future of the cooperation. To apply, visit the Campus France website (only in French).
  • The FASIC Researchers Scheme supports researchers’ mobility from France (French overseas territories included) to Australia to develop scientific and technological exchanges of excellence between laboratories in both countries. To apply, visit the Campus France website (only in French).
  • The FASIC PhD Scheme aims to support PhD candidates’ mobility between the two countries with the view to establish or consolidate individual connections between French and Australian research labs. To apply, visit the Campus France website (only in French).

For any query about this program, feel free to contact the Embassy of France in Australia via

New OpportunitiesCall for applications for Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020

Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian researchers for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020.

The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers provides opportunities for Australian postdoctoral researchers to conduct, under the guidance of their Japanese hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.

The program aims to help such researchers advance their own research while contributing to the advancement of research in Japan and the counterpart countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers in any field of the physical sciences, life sciences, engineering technology, and medicine. 

Preference will be given to applications in: 

  • materials engineering
  • biology
  • clinical medicine
  • industrial biotechnology
  • environmental biotechnology
  • agriculture
  • forestry
  • fisheries
  • veterinary science.

Fellowships are awarded for a period of 12 (min 365 days) to 24 full months (max 730 days) and include:

  • a round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)
  • a monthly maintenance allowance of ¥362,000
  • a settling-in allowance of ¥200,000 for eligible recipients
  • overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage.

The application deadline is 5 pm (AEDT) Monday 25 November 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 11 November 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

For more information, visit the Australian Academy of Science website.

New OpportunitiesCall for submissions for the Inquiry into allergies and anaphylaxis

Parliament of Australia

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport has commenced an Inquiry into allergies and anaphylaxis in Australia.

The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make a submission addressing the terms of reference by Thursday, 24 October 2019.

The Chair of the Committee, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP, said that allergies were seeing a rapid rise in Australia affecting more than four million Australians.

Over the last 20 years, hospital admissions for anaphylaxis has increased five-fold. While the cause of the increase in allergies remains uncertain, what is clear is that this is a phenomenon found primarily in wealthier western nations like Australia. 

Information that may assist in preparing a submission to the Committee may be viewed on the Australian Parliament website

Further information on the Inquiry is available at on the Standing Committee website.

New Opportunities$1.8 million in funding for Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration World Class Research Projects

Dementia Australia

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) is pleased to announce a grant round to fund World Class Research Projects including trials and studies to evaluate efficacy or methods, interventions, practice change or policy.

From a total funding pool of $1.8 million, up to 3 large project grants will be funded for new, well evidenced interventions.

The interventions are to be from the following areas to: 

  1. Reduce or delay risk of cognitive decline or dementia.
  2. Develop evidence and uptake measures that will help people live better with dementia including but not limited to practice change initiatives, addressing stigma, promotion of autonomy and reablement.
  3. Improve quality of care and quality of life for people living with dementia and carers in community, residential care or acute care.

The research team must include at least one Early Career Researcher holding an academic position at or below Level C seniority (below the level of Associate Professor). 

Further, the Chief Investigator must demonstrate that 1. People with dementia, their carers and families and the wider public (if appropriate) have been or are involved throughout the project (beyond a role as participants). 

Applications close 5.00pm AEDT, Friday 18 October 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 4 October 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer (IGII).

For further information, please visit the Dementia Australia website grants page

Flinders Research NewsData Sharing and Release - Issues Paper call for public comments

Office of the National Data Commissioner

As part of the response to the Productivity Commission Review of Public Data Availability and Use, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is developing Data Sharing and Release legislation. This will provide a framework for Government Departments to more effectively share data and facilitate access to data for researchers.

The Department has now released a discussion paper, outlining its proposed approach to the legislation, and a Privacy Impact Assessment, and they are open for feedback until 5.00 pm (AEST), 15 October 2019.

For more information please visit the Office of the National Data Commissioner website.  Draft legislation is expected to follow early next year.

New OpportunitiesSuicide Prevention Australia Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Suicide Prevention Australia

Funding for up to $300,000 over two years full-time and up to four years part-time is available for early career researchers in suicide prevention from Suicide Prevention Australia.

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship aims to build research capacity and to develop research leadership across the spectrum of suicide prevention including universal, selective and indicated intervention, and postvention.

Researchers who are up to five years post-doctoral study and who can demonstrate the following are encouraged to apply:

  • Record of contributing to quality publications
  • Capacity for leadership in the suicide prevention research field
  • Commitment to the application of their research, and
  • Articulation of a career development strategy that has relevance to suicide and its prevention

Applicants should note that while not mandatory, identification of a Partner Organisation with whom they will partner for the duration of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and any in-kind or cash contributions by the Partner Organisation will be favourably considered.

Applications close on 14 October 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 30 September 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer (IGII).

For more information, including the guidelines, visit the Suicide Prevention Australia website.

In recognition of the impact of suicide on every Australian, the Suicide Prevention Research Fund was established by the Federal Government to support research into suicide prevention. The aim of the fund is to support world-class Australian research into suicide prevention and facilitate the rapid translation of knowledge into more effective services for individuals, families and communities.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsGenomes and Biodiversity - Research and Career Development workshop

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The Genomes and Biodiversity - Research and Career Development workshop aims to provide early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) in the life sciences with research training and career development opportunities. 

The event, to be held from 20 - 22 November 2019 in Sydney, will provide opportunities to hear from research leaders, receive hands-on training in analysis of big data delivered by experts in genomics, phylogenomics, biodiversity analysis and pathogen biology; and participate in career development sessions.  

The Australian Academy of Science invites EMCRs and PhD students interested in attending to submit an expression of interest by 30 September 2019 to be selected to join the workshop. There are limited spaces available. 

Options to present a 10-minute talk and to be considered for a mobility grant are available as part of the application process.

For more information, visit the Australian Academy of Science website.

New OpportunitiesBeat Cancer Project Fellowships for 2020 now open

Beat Cancer

The Beat Cancer Project Funding for Early Career Fellowships, Mid-Career Fellowships and Principal Research Fellowships have opened and will close on 18 October 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for all three fellowships is 4 October 2019 for a completed final draft application.

Applications are invited from researchers across the research spectrum, including biomedical, clinical, health services and population health research. These Fellowships are open to research scientists, as well as clinicians, public or allied health professionals or professionals in health services administration.

Two Early Career Fellowships will be funded in 2019 with funding of up to $80,000 each per annum for 3 years available. Two Mid-Career Fellowships will be funded in 2019 for up to $100,000 each per annum for 3 years available, and two Principal Research Fellowships will be funded in 2019 for up to $200,000 each per annum 3 years.

As matching funding, dollar to dollar, is required for each of these opportunities, a co-investment form signed by relevant College (Dean) is also required.

Researchers will be required to complete an on-line application form. Please refer to the Beat Cancer Project website to access the link to the application form. If you require further information about any of the above Schemes, please contact Amanda Wright, Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

Funding guidelines are available at the Beat Cancer Project website.

The objectives of the Beat Cancer Project are to increase funding for cancer research, increase the capacity for researchers to attract more national and international research grants, and build a stronger cancer research workforce and broader research infrastructure in South Australia.

The Beat Cancer Project is a South Australian state-wide initiative intended to support and advance cancer research within the state. It is funded by Cancer Council SA and the SA Government through SA Health) and administered by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).


Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsSafran Electronics and Defense - Academic Engagement Roadshow

Defence Innovation Partnerships

Safran Electronics and Defense is visiting South Australia to forge new research partnerships and are inviting interested researchers to meet with their Australasian Research and Development Program Manager, company leadership and senior experts from France.

Hosted by Defence Innovation Partnerships at the University of Adelaide, the event will be held on Friday 27 September 2019, from 3 pm to 6 pm.

During this event, Safran Electronics and Defense Australasia will release its Research Roadmap 2020-25; and will launch a Seed Funding Scheme to provide an easy mechanism for engagement and to rapidly initiate a series of short research projects. Projects will be funded to a total of $50k - $150k in areas of thematic interest to the company, for which open ended proposals will be invited; or self-nominated topics in line with immediate research priorities for 2020.

Register to attend at eventbrite.

This event will be of interest to researchers working in:

  • augmented reality
  • artificial intelligence
  • autonomous systems
  • avionics
  • engineering design
  • geomatics
  • human machine interfaces
  • microelectronics
  • optical sensing
  • optronics
  • photonics
  • quantum sensing & imaging
  • robotics and vision

New OpportunitiesEarly Career Research Grant for the best research proposal utilising NVivo


QSR International, the software company behind NVivo, in association with the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) are supporting the next generation of qualitative research innovation through their joint Research Grant for Early Career Researchers.

The grant will allow for US $25,000 in funding over two years, to an Early Career Researcher with a project that shows promise and contribution to knowledge, and utilises NVivo for part of the data analysis.

The grant is available to researchers who were awarded their PhD in 2011 or later, and have a proposal for a qualitative or mixed method research project.

The external closing date is 23:00 MST on 29 November 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 18 November 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer (IGII), Research Development and Support.

Proposals will be reviewed and assessed by a scientific committee appointed by QSR International and IIQM.

For more information, visit the QSR International website.

New Opportunities2020 Clunies Ross Awards

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The Clunies Ross Awards have a proud 28-year tradition of recognising contributions by dedicated individuals who have shared their vision and knowledge with others to apply technology for the benefit of Australia.

The Awards provide a great opportunity for Flinders University to showcase, and be recognised for, its research-industry engagement and commercialisation impact.

The Clunies Ross Awards will be awarded in three categories, with a single winner in each category:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year award - open to an individual winner only
  • Knowledge Commercialisation award - open to an individual or a small team (normally up to 3 people)
  • Innovation award - open to an individual or a small team (normally up to 3 people)

For more information the Clunies Ross Award Online Nomination Portal Information and Nomination Guidelines are available at Any additional queries please contact the Clunies Ross Awards coordinator via email

Nominations close by 9.00pm AEDT Friday 25 October 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 11 October 2019 for a completed final draft application. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager: Researcher Training, Development and Communication.

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