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Go8 Digital Futures Group Lest Running Thither The Value of Facilitation Inaugural Go8 Directors Conference Melbourne 28-29 May 2009.

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1 Go8 Digital Futures Group Lest Running Thither The Value of Facilitation Inaugural Go8 Directors Conference Melbourne May 2009

2 Go8 Digital Futures Group The Value of Facilitating the Future The future : the info-sphere : a shared vision Challenge : shape the future and go there sooner Facilitation : Go8 DFG

3 Go8 Digital Futures Group Go8 Strategic Intent : DFG Guidelines Go8 universities will be recognised as national hubs of concentrated expertise and infrastructure, linked into strong international networks. The research capabilities of Go8 universities will be accessible to Australian researchers and scholars from diverse institutions. The discussion forums initiated by the Go8 will be open to participants from other Australian institutions.

4 Go8 Digital Futures Group DFG Role and Support: Agendas: info. exchange, benchmarking, policy development, projects in common, shared infrastructure. Institutional: coupled to to D/PVC Research Offices Go8: D/PVC Group sponsorship linked to Library, Data Network, … Groups

5 Go8 Digital Futures Group Inaugural Members D/PVC R nominees: UQBernard Pailthorpe (UQ Cyber-Infrastructure) UNSW Margaret Harding (PVC Research Strats) ANU Rick Van Haeften (Dir Corp Inf) Monash Paul Bonnington (Dir e-Research) UMelb Leon Stirling (Dir e-Research) UAdelSimon Brennan (Hd Research Office) UWABrian Green (A Director P&P) USyd Warwick Dawson (Dir Research Office) Go8 Convenor (interim) – Robin Stanton

6 Go8 Digital Futures Group Initial agenda items (under construction): National Research Strength Information Services (NRSIS) Project for revealing national strengths through federated institutional research information Research data management. Policies and shared infrastructure for research data management – linked to research practice and ANDS services. National research hub network structure. Planning tightly coupled core national facilities and data centres. …

7 Go8 Digital Futures Group thanks for listening Robin Stanton 29 May 2009


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