Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 17 to 31 October 2019

Proactively Supporting our Research

Book now at ienrol research to access Flinders’ researcher training and development opportunities. Workshops, information sessions, seminars and drop-in sessions aim to provide ongoing development and support to all researchers.

Key workshops in the next two weeks include:
   ARC Discovery Project Information Session;
   Importing your research outputs into your ARC grant - using the ARC's new RMS;
plus scheduled drop-in sessions that enable you to meet and work directly with our RDS teams.

Click on the links below to view the course details.

ARC Discovery Project Information Session, Friday 18 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Social and Behavioural Research EthicsFriday 18 October 2019

Importing your research outputs into your ARC grant - using the ARC's new RMSTuesday 22 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grants, Wednesday 23 October 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 23 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Industry, Government, International & Internal grantsTuesday 29 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsTuesday 29 October 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 30 October 2019

 

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

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsNow Open for enrolments - ACSPRI's 2020 Summer Program

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The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc (ACSPRI) 2020 Summer Program courses are up on the ACSPRI website ready for researchers to get a head start for 2020.

They have an array of qualitative and quantitative  of courses ranging from the fundamentals to the very advanced. Early bird registration will be open until 4 December 2019. Book by this day to get a significant discount. (Flinders is a member organisation of ACSPRI.)

Week 1 will be held at the Australian National University from 20-24 January.

Week 2 will be held at the University of Melbourne from 3-7 February.

Week 3 will be held at the University of Melbourne from 10-14 February.

Their courses are small group intensives, with no more than 20 in each class. They are hands on, held in a classroom or computer lab, and in the more advanced courses researchers are encouraged to bring their own project or research data with them.

For more details about any of the courses visit the ACSPRI website or contact them on 03 8376 6496 or email: info@acspri.org.au for more information.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsCall for Abstracts for the 2020 Australian Dementia Forum

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The fifth annual NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Australian Dementia Forum will be held in Adelaide from 31 May to 2 June 2020, around the theme of Dementia Research: Innovation, Discovery and Translation.

The theme aims to encourage the research community to celebrate the discoveries and innovation achieved through recent targeted efforts like the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. The Forum will also look forward to the task of translating research outcomes into practice and improving the life of those living with dementia, their families and carers.

To present your research at ADF2020, the Forum organisers are inviting abstracts, to be submitted by Friday 14 February 2020.

Abstracts may be submitted for an oral, rapid or poster presentation. Oral and rapid presentations will also be considered for poster presentations.

For more information and to submit an abstract, visit the Forum website.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 10 to 25 October 2019

Proactively Supporting our Research

Book now at ienrol research to access Flinders’ researcher training and development opportunities. Workshops, information sessions, seminars and drop-in sessions aim to provide ongoing development and support to all researchers.

Key workshops in the next two weeks include:
    NHMRC Investigator Grants Information Session;
    ARC Discovery Project Information Session;
    Importing your research outputs into your ARC grant - using the ARC's new RMS;
plus scheduled drop-in sessions that enable you to meet and work directly with our RDS teams.

Click on the links below to view the course details.

NHMRC Investigator Grants Information SessionTuesday 15 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Industry, Government, International & Internal grantsTuesday 15 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grants, Tuesday 15 October 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 16 October 2019

ARC Discovery Project Information Session, Friday 18 October 2019

Importing your research outputs into your ARC grant - using the ARC's new RMSTuesday 22 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grants, Wednesday 23 October 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 23 October 2019

 

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

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsARC Discovery Project Information Session

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Researchers considering applying for an Australian Research Council Discovery Project are encouraged to attend the upcoming Information Session.

To be held on Friday, 18 October 2019 from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm in Lecture Theatre 1, Flinders Medical Centre, the session will feature a panel facilitated by Maya Roberts, Senior Research Grants Officer (ARC), Research Development and Support. The panel will include Professor Jim Mitchell, CSE, Professor Mike Nicholls, Dean (Research) CEPSW, and Associate Professor Janni Petersen, CMPH.

The panel will discuss:

  • scheme overview, funding levels, and key eligibility considerations,
  • how to plan/write a Discovery Project,
  • how to address the assessment criteria,
  • the assessment process, and
  • Flinders support and process including timelines

Register for the session via ienrol.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsNHMRC Investigator Grants Information Session

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Researchers intending to apply for an NHMRC Investigator Grant are invited to attend the upcoming NHMRC Investigator Grants information session.

To be held on Tuesday 15 October 2019 from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm in Lecture Theatre 1, Flinders Medical Centre, this session be delivered by Amanda Wright, Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health), Lucy Sheehan-Hennessey, Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health), and Rebecca Cook, Senior Research Support Officer (CMPH), from Research Development and Support.

Attendees will be updated on application requirements, RGMS requirements, the timelines and the RDS support available for Flinders' staff for the currently open round.

Register to attend via ienrol.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsBRAVE lecture - Liquid assets

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Water is our most precious resource. It plays a crucial role in the very biggest issues that we face as a global community.

Drivers for future water quality and quantity requirements on the planet include: climate change, population growth, food access, energy generation, sanitation standards, health care, and environmental preservation. Additionally, water is a key priority for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. But what changes are needed if we are to meet the Earth’s future requirements?

Are global water reserves able to sustain the world’s burgeoning population? How will climate change affect our planet’s water resources? Is it possible to meet our water-food-energy requirements in this changing context, whilst also protecting the environment?

Professor Craig Simmons, Director, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, and Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology will present on these topics and more at this free event, Liquid assets - Addressing current and future global water needs to be held at the Victoria Square campus from 5.30 pm on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Professor Simmons will discuss how we can address these problems and prepare for 2050, 2100 and beyond. He will demonstrate the important role groundwater and environmental research, management and policy are playing to provide solutions to current and future global water issues.

Water is everything. Without it we are nothing. Now is the time to act. 

To register to attend, visit the Registration page.

Through its education and research programs, Flinders encourages new ways of thinking, and supports experimentation and daring, with the mission to contribute on an international scale through ‘changing lives and changing the world’. So we invite you to share and collaborate with us on our BRAVE journey. We will impart our knowledge and new discoveries, elevate discussion and inspire debate; all with the view to facilitate the betterment of our society. To find out more about the BRAVE series, please visit the Flinders website.

Be BRAVE, be bold, be at Flinders.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsRegister now for STaR Shots information session - limited places available

Undersea Defence Technology Conference 2020

Limited places are available for the upcoming DST Group information session to brief industry and academia on the One Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2020-30, and in particular the STaR Shots program.

The Adelaide session is scheduled for 16 October 2019 with the time and location yet to be confirmed.

To express interest in attending the session, register at https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/news/2019/10/01/register-information-session-star-shots.

Researchers interested in engaging with DST are encouraged to attend.

The STaR Shot initiative is the centrepiece of the new Strategy and more information is available at the DST website.

Seminars Conferences and Workshops2020 Undersea Defence Technology Conference call for papers

Undersea Defence Technology Conference 2020

Team Defence Australia will be taking an Australian delegation/pavilion to the Undersea Defence Technology 2020 conference, 26-28 May 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Flinders University was invited to participate in the 2019 conference, along with a range of Australian industry including the Australian Submarine Corporation. It is anticipated that Flinders will be invited to participate in the delegation in 2020. Interested researchers are encouraged to contact Tony Kyriacou, Defence Partnerships Director, if they are interested in participating.

The 2020 conference has opened its call for papers, with abstracts of 250-500 words due on 2 December 2019.

Papers/speakers are being sought from the following six core pillars, and Flinders' researchers are encouraged to consider submitting an abstract:

  1. Platform Design
  2. Sensors & Processing
  3. Weapon & Payload Systems
  4. Unmanned, Remotely Piloted & Autonomous Systems
  5. Operational Drivers & Imperatives
  6. Exploitation of Commercial & New Technologies

More information on the six core pillars is available on the Conference website.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 3 to 18 October 2019

Proactively Supporting our Research

Book now at ienrol research to access Flinders’ researcher training and development opportunities. Workshops, information sessions, seminars and drop-in sessions aim to provide ongoing development and support to all researchers.

Key workshops in the next two weeks include:
    Understanding and optimising research performance metrics;
    NHMRC Investigator Grants Information Session;
    ARC Discovery Project Information Session;
plus scheduled drop-in sessions that enable you to meet and work directly with our RDS teams.

Click on the links below to view the course details.

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsWednesday 9 October 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 9 October 2019

Understanding & optimising research performance metricsThursday 10 October 2019

NHMRC Investigator Grants Information SessionTuesday 15 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Industry, Government, International & Internal grantsTuesday 15 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grants, Tuesday 15 October 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 16 October 2019

ARC Discovery Project Information Session, Friday 18 October 2019

 

 

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

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsInvitation to hear first about how Australian's feel about health and medical research

Research Australia

On Wednesday 16 October, Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP will launch Research Australia's 2019 poll results at Parliament House in Canberra.

Research Australia is inviting interested parties to join them for a light breakfast to hear the key outcomes of this year's opinion poll.

This survey paints a solid picture of how Australians feel about health and medical research and the importance they place upon it.

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019

Time: 8.30 am - 10.00 am

Venue: Private Dining Room 1 & 2 Parliament House, Canberra

RSVP: Register your attendance & dietary requirements by 10 October 2019.

Seminars Conferences and Workshops2020 Conference of the Metrology Society of Australasia call for abstracts

2020 Conference of the Metrology Society of Australasia

The 2020 Conference of the Metrology Society of Australasia will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 3 – 5 March 2020.

A call for abstracts is currently open for oral presentations and workshops. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 11 October 2019 with acceptance notification by Tuesday 5 November 2019. Abstracts can be submitted by email to melbourne2020@metrology.asn.au.

Abstracts are sought for presentations and workshops in the various fields of metrology including but not limited to:

  • Traceability and the SI
  • Environment and climate change
  • Laboratory practice, accreditation and proficiency testing
  • Evaluation of measurement uncertainties
  • Chemical and biological measurement
  • Temperature metrology
  • Mass metrology
  • Flow metrology
  • Electrical metrology
  • Pressure metrology
  • Dimensional metrology
  • Photometry and radiometry
  • Acoustics and vibration metrology

For more information, visit the Conference website.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 27 September to 10 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: Industry, Government, International & Internal grants, Tuesday 1 October 2019

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

ResearchNow health check - preparing your profile for the global go-live, October 2019Thursday 3 October 2019

ResearchNow health check - preparing your profile for the global go-live, October 2019Thursday 3 October 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsWednesday 9 October 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 9 October 2019

 

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

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsCall for presentations at the Australia Africa Universities Network Symposium

Australia Africa Universities Network

The Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) will be holding a symposium at the Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University on 22 November 2019.

The AAUN network is calling for presentations at the Symposium from researchers and research teams on the work that they are doing in, or in collaboration with Africa.

This symposium will focus on:

  • Health research (including maternal, child, and women's health)
  • Food security
  • Water resources

The Executive Director, Worldwide University Network, and Chairman of AAUN, John Hearn, will be in attendance at the symposium.

If you are interested in participating in the symposium, contact Dr Annette McLaren, Senior Policy Advisor and Project Manager in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research and Innovation), Western Sydney University via email A.Mclaren@westernsydney.edu.au.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsCRC-P Information Day and Bid Clinics at Tonsley

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A free event is being held at Tonsley for those interested in CRC-P grants. To be held on Wednesday 9 October from 10.30 am, the first part of the day will be an information seminar and the second part will allow those close to finalising a bid to receive feedback via bid clinics.

The CRC Association welcome attendance not only from those who are close to finalising a bid but also from early-career researchers just beginning to familiarise themselves with the program and everyone in between. SMEs are especially encouraged to attend.

This Information Day will provide you with an opportunity to hear from Tony Peacock, CEO of the CRC Association; and Martin Dent, CRC Projects Program Manager in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; as well as receive specific feedback regarding potential ideas for bids. We will also be joined by special guest, Professor Graham Wren, Director of Major Projects and Special Adviser to the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde.

The CRC-P Program is a federally-funded grant program that provides industry-led collaborations with short term (up to three years) matched funding of up to $3 million to develop important new technologies, products, and services. CRC-Ps are funded on a biannual basis.

CRC-Ps must:

  • be a short term, industry-identified and industry-led collaborative research project to develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for industry and deliver tangible outcomes
  • benefit SMEs and increase their capacity to grow and adapt in changing markets
  • include education and training activities.

If you, as a business or research group, are considering a bid, attending this event will give you valuable insights on an effective submission.

To register for the information seminar and/or a bid clinic time slot, visit Eventbrite.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsSave the date - Re-produce workshop

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The Re:produce workshop, 10-11 December 2019 at Customs House, Brisbane, is an opportunity for Early- and Mid- Career Researchers (EMCRs) to access two days of hands-on training in key areas of the reproducibility of science.

EMCRs can apply for funding to attend this workshop, which encourages open discussion on the challenges related to the reproducibility of their research and find ways to navigate the tools available to make their research more open and verifiable.

Lack of reproducibility of scientific claims has been a recurrent topic in many branches of science and the source of public debate in recent years. Many solutions have been proposed to address specific problems, but navigating them and finding effective tools and methods to implement can be a daunting task for researchers and their institutions.

Mobility grants from the Australian Academy of Science will be available to support the attendance of a range of EMCRs at this event. The grants can be used to cover costs associated with attendance at the event, such as caring responsibilities, travel, accommodation and other support required to facilitate attendance. If you are applying for a mobility grant, please alert Dr Marina Delpin, Manager: Researcher Training, Development and Communication, Research Development and Support. 

For more information, visit the event page.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsAustralian Research Data Commons Combined Characterisation-Neuroscience Symposium

Australian Research Data Commons Combined Characterisation-Neuroscience Symposium

The Australian Research Data Commons Combined Characterisation-Neuroscience Symposium is a national event to discuss and shape the data-driven science across instruments, experiments, and neuroscience in Australia.

The one-day symposium will focus on how to enable interoperability and collaboration between researchers in a data-driven world.

To be held at the Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St, Acton ACT on Wednesday 9 October 2019, from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

The Symposium aims to bring together Australian and International experts to map the strategic link between imaging facilities, the standards and best practices they apply, and the research communities using instrument data to create data collections.

For more information and to register to attend, see the Symposium's eventbrite page.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsSave the date - Empowering Regional Research

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If you’re an Early- or Mid- Career Researcher working in an academic or research organisation in regional Australia, mark your calendar for February 2020.

The Australian Academy of Science, through the Theo Murphy Initiative, will have an event coming up that has been designed with regional researchers in mind. 

The Empowering Regional Research conference will be held on 12-13 February 2020 at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW.

The event will create a space where researchers from diverse disciplines can explore collaborations and engage in conversations around the unique challenges faced by those working in regional and remote areas. Attendees will also have the opportunity to join professional development workshops designed to develop key skills that can help EMCRs build successful careers regardless of the sector.  

More information about the event coming soon from the Australian Academy of Science.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsJoin Flinders University Library for Open Access week, 21-27 October

Paywall

Flinders Library are holding a series of informal events around Flinders University Campuses to promote Open Access, including Pop-up Library chats in the Colleges and a free lunchtime screening of the film Paywall: the business of scholarship.

We encourage you to join us and we welcome your curiosity in finding out how we can help you demystify & get the most out of Open Access publishing options for your research. 

Follow the Flinders Library on twitter @FlindersLib and facebook for Open Access Week updates.

Want to know more about the film?

See the entry for the film on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8657152/

Want to know more about Open Access?

 

The Flinders Library recommends the Australian Open Access Strategy Group website.

 

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsBioPhotonics Careers workshop

Bio-Photonics career workshop

Creating your career in biophotonics after a PhD or as postdoc researcher can be complex and confusing.

This 1-day workshop, Friday 15 November 2019, to be held at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, includes presentations from 9 senior industry figures and 6 national and international academics. A range of career paths and what academics and companies look for in a researcher will be discussed. The speakers will also provide a brief description of their technical areas, providing you with an extensive overview of opportunities in Australia.

The workshop will include a Mini-poster session, where all participants present a short poster of their research, allowing you to identify potential future collaborators amongst your peers and improve your professional network.

Catering will be provided throughout the event. All participants are invited to a social networking event after the workshop including a complimentary dinner.

For more information and to register to attend, visit the eventbrite page.

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