E-research prize on offer

If you know someone who has contributed to e-research you can nominate them for the James Tizard Memorial Prize — but be quick, as applications close today.

The prize is open to Australian researchers who can demonstrate the role e-research has played in the success of their research. They must be affiliated with an Australian university or other publicly funded research organisation.

E-research is the application of advanced information and communication technologies to research, to make it more efficient and effective, and to enable new kinds of data collection protocols to be undertaken.

The prize is named after James Tizard, who contributed to the development of e-research infrastructure in South Australia. Before his death in August 2011, he was the chief executive officer of the SABREnet, a non‐profit company that builds advanced broadband networks for Adelaide’s research and educational institutions.

The prize is a cash payment of $5000 that must be used to attend a conference overseas.

There is more information on the website of the eResearch Australasia conference or from Kate Hurford in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. The prize is being offered by the department’s Research Infrastructure Branch.

Published in TERN e-Newsletter December 2011

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