AeRO Forum – eResearch Workforce

Mr Sam Moskwa1

1Australian eResearch Organisations (AeRO), Melbourne, Australia

This workshop brings together eResearch leaders and representatives from AeRO member organisations, institutions, NCRIS capabilities, discipline communities, funding bodies, government and other agencies.

The agenda will be developed through consultation with registered participants in the weeks leading up to the conference and may include any/all of the following:

  • Lightning talks from participants highlighting challenges/opportunities followed by discussion
  • Discussion of NRDC / eResearch funding announcements in the federal budget
  • Finalise the 2018 Australasian eResearch Workforce Survey design/questions
  • Start planning a coordinated approach to research infrastructure for the ‘typical researcher’
  • Discuss opportunities for a Study Tour program / micro-secondments
  • Work to define eResearch Roles for proposed inclusion in the Skills Framework for the Information Age
  • Discussion around community awareness and support for science and technology, sector and skills development, collaboration and partnerships, forging global connections
  • Explore specific topics including “The Future of eResearch Work” – what are skills/capability requirements for the eResearch workforce and researchers they support


AeRO is the industry association focused on eResearch in Australasia. We play a critical coordination role for our members, who are actively transforming research via Information Technology. Organisations join AeRO to advance their own capabilities and services, to collaborate and to network with peers. AeRO believes researchers and the sector significantly benefit from greater communication, coordination and sharing among the increasingly different and evolving service providers.

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