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Final call: Have your say on eResearch


7 November 2011

eResearch activities utilise information and communications technologies for the practice of research. These technologies assist researchers to collect, analyse, share and store information. Despite the broad social benefits that can be achieved, eResearch is only used by a small percentage of researchers. The University of Sydney has teamed up with Intersect (the peak eResearch body in NSW) to investigate current practices, attitudes and future requirements for eResearch.

You can have your say by participating in an online survey on eResearch requirements. Your responses will help to influence future decisions, as well as to establish development priorities at the University of Sydney.
The survey focuses on technology and its impact on how you conduct research. This is the first longitudinal survey investigating eResearch practices and attitudes across the higher education sector. The survey was first rolled out in 2009 across seven NSW universities, with over 1,000 participating researchers. The first round reports are available online:

The survey will be open for from 17 October and closes 6PM on 13 November 2011. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and your participation is anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself.


Click here to begin the survey.

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The survey has been developed by researchers from the University of Sydney and Intersect. The University of Sydney is a founding member of Intersect. Questions about the survey can be directed to Intersect's Communications Manager Leonie Hellmers on 02 8079 2536 or leonie@intersect.org.au