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Dear ISE ECP affiliates

There is a lot of activity taking place as a result of the CDF 2018 outcomes and the Engaging For Impact 2019 annual ECP event. The ECPs have launched their new websites and I encourage you to have a look at them. To view the ISE ECP website, go to

In this issue, there are several invitations to events including the launch of the RMIT Centre for Information Discovery and Data Analytics (CIDDA) and the RMIT, CSIRO's Data61 and Accenture Hackathon. Further details and Registration links are listed to help get you involved.

Other activities that you can engage in, include the Crowdsourcing Research Network (CRN), which is forming to connect researchers using crowdsourcing to support their research. There is also a Call for Lightening Talks from the eResearch team with the aim to get researchers to share their experiences with novel digital ways to research. Finally, there are workshops to show you which pathways to take to achieve real-world impact from your research.

With the academic year almost coming to a close, I hope you can find some time to take advantage of some of these great events happening. 

Cheers for now,

Mark Sanderson





Crowdsourcing Research Network

Connecting researchers, industry and the community!

You are invited to join the RMIT Urban Futures' Crowdsourcing Research Network (CRN) - a newly
formed group aimed to connectresearchers, industry partners and community members from different disciplinary backgrounds working or interested in
conducting research on collective intelligence,
civic engagement, citizen science and
crowdsourcing strategies to serve bottom-up
participatory transformation of our cities.

CRN benefits: CRN will develop an online platform to provide members with:

·       Access to a collaborative space on UF-CRN online platform
·       Access to a repository of best practices on UF-CRN online platform
·       News and future directions in the field.
To kick-start this network, a virtual brainstorming
session will soon take place to: 
  • Identify the type and scale of civic engagement, crowdsourcing, co-design, co-production capabilities that exist across the CRN community; and
  • Determine and map interests among network participants.  
If you are interested in joining the CRN and co-designing this network, 

For more information, contact Leila Irajifar.

CALL for Lightning Talks

eResearch in Action:  building
a community digital research practice

Submission Date:
Friday 5 October, 2018

The eResearch team will be hosting a session at
Engaging For Impact 2019 to share experiences
about the tools and technologies use in research.
You are invited to present a short, five minute
talk about your experiences with technology to
enable other researchers to discover and
explore innovative approaches to research.
This could include a:
  • workflow tool;
  • data management or curation platform;
  • cloud-based platform;
  • software library; 
  • document standard;
  • publishing platform or others

As a presenter, you will receive assistance to
facilitate a community of events and
discussions around your preferred tool or
technique during 2019. To get involved,
please email your details including your
name, School and a description of the tool
or technique you wish to highlight
(up to 100 words) to eResearch by
Friday, 5 October 2018.


Help us break through the silos of digital research and be part of a forum to share technical expertise across the research lifecycle!




Collaborate with Blockchain enthusiasts!

RMIT + CSIRO's Data61 + Accenture Hackathon

Thursday 11 October, 2018
10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Building 8, Level 4, room 13, Megaflex 3
330 Swanston Street
RMIT City Campus, Melbourne

Join expert researchers from CSIRO Data61:  Accenture Digital and RMIT Blockchain Hub in a one-day fun, co-creation challenge that puts Blockchain at the centre of convergence around Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things and Machine Learning. Join industry partners and researchers for lunch and a mini-sprint that will conclude with networking drinks.

Register now; places are limited. REGISTER HERE!!
For more information, contact Lisa Dethridge.


LAUNCH of Centre for Information Discovery & Data Analytics (CIDDA) 

Wednesday 17 October, 2018
4.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Building 80, Level 7, room 01

You are invited to attend the public LAUNCH of the
Centre for Information Discovery & Data Analytics
on 17 October 2018. This event will introduce you to the
centre's researchers and their areas of specialist
expertise. Invited industry and government guests
will discuss the importance of engagement and
research translation between university and external
stakeholders. Presentations and a Networking session
will give you opportunities to meet with these RMIT
researchers and key industry people who are at the
forefront of data analytics applications.

Presentations will be led by:
  • Professor Calum Drummond, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation and Vice President, RMIT University
  • Dr Nick Craswell, Prinicpal Applied Science Manager, Microsoft
  • Katherine Williams, Leader Location Intelligence, GHD
  • Nina Cullen, Executive Director, Strategy Performance, DELWP
  • A/Prof Shane Culpepper, Director, CIDDA, RMIT University
RSVP:  Wednesday 10 October, 2018

The Biomedical & Health Innovation and Information & Systems (Engineering) ECPs will be arranging transportation for Bundoora researchers to and from the City campus. If you are interested, please register to attend this event and then send an email to Michelle Nicolo no later than 11 October, 2018.

For more information about CIDDA, click here.


Achieve IMPACT from your RESEARCH Workshop

Engage in researchers' impact
pathway stories!

Interactive Workshops to help you achieve real-world
societal IMPACT from your research are taking place on Friday 19 October and Monday 26 November. These Workshops aim to help you to:
  • Plot your pathway to impact;
  • Work out who you need to engage with;
  • Learn about research translation approaches; and
  • Consider how to capture impact when it happens.
Participate in a Q&A session on the personal
impact pathway of one of RMIT's own researchers.

If you are interested in attending, register below.

Friday 19 October
9.30 am - 12.45 pm: Workshop
12.45 pm - 1.30 pm: Impact pathway Q&A with Professor Anthony Forsyth


Monday 26 November
9.30 am - 12.45 pm: Workshop
12.45 pm - 1.30 pm: Impact pathway Q&A with Professor Helen Lingard

Light lunch is provided.

For more information, contact Anna Thomas.


SCCAR Tableau Skills Workshop

The Spatial Capability Cluster @RMIT (SCCAR) recently held a Tableau Skills Workshop. This event was attended by people from across the University. They learned how to use Tableau for charts, analytics, dashboards, and maps. As registration was oversubscribed, a second workshop may be held later in the year. If would like to be placed on the waitlist, please send an email to Rebecca Rigbye.




2018-19 SCCAR Workshops

SCCAR is running several workshops in 2018-19. These events include sessions on Developing Impact; Developing Collaboration; HDR Support; Policy Advice and a SCCAR event at the Engaging For Impact 2019.

For more information about these events, click


Here are some news items of interest.
Some articles include our affiliates. 

Bias in criminal risk scores is mathematically
inevitable, researchers say.

What every college leader should know about Blockchain



Interested in registering as an ECP Affiliate? Do you know someone who is? Just click here to register. You send the link to someone you know who would like to join the ECPs.
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