The eResearch Office fosters a network of highly qualified and experienced researchers and professional staff within RMIT and across institutions around the world.
Research is increasingly being undertaken by researchers across disciplines, institutions and international borders. This has resulted in the need for flexible ICT solutions and access to world-class ICT resources.
eResearch support can accelerate and transform research across all disciplinary, institutional and global boundaries. RMIT’s eResearch strategy lends a competitive advantage to our research activity and maximises the sharing of resources and opportunities for multi-disciplinary engagements within and across institutions.
We work with a number of eResearch partnerships and associations across Australia, including V3, ANDS, RDSI VICNode, NeCTAR, MASSIVE and eResearch Centres and Offices in other universities, where you may have collaborators in your joint research grants.
Within RMIT, eResearch is positioned in R&I and working in partnership with the Library, ITS and academic colleges. The eResearch Office has a presence across all RMIT Colleges and Research Centres, ensuring a quick, direct and relevant response to your advanced ICT needs. eResearch does not duplicate ITS services but rather focuses on bespoke platforms and early adoption of advanced technology at a time when it is not yet commercially matured, yet competitive and emerging in a research field. We are happy to facilitate and network with RMIT research groups, ITS, and other universities to help secure the eResearch platforms required for your research.
The eResearch Office collaborates with other experts in the field to influence State and Federal Government policy on improving information communication technology (ICT) standards. We foster eResearch networks within RMIT, with other universities and with national and state agencies that fund research ICT infrastructure.
We also provide information to secure data curation centres across Australia for:
- Contributing to data collections from a range of public sector agencies;
- Enabling data management and sharing for inter-institution collaboration;
- Managing research data beyond project lifetimes and catastrophic failures.