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AARNet Webinar Series Supporting Remote Research

Supporting our research community during isolation

02 Jul-2020

Supporting our Research Community During Isolation

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We know that it must be challenging for the research community to continue their research during these extraordinary times and we want you to know that AARNet is here to support you with tools and advice. The AARNet eResearch Team will be hosting fortnightly webinars to discuss remote research challenges and solutions.

Webinar Dates (All time are AEST)

Remote Research Basics | Thursday 7 May, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm (ENDED)
Remote Research Challenges 1 | Thursday 21 May, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm (ENDED)
Remote Research Challenges 2 | Thursday 4 June, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm (ENDED)
Remote Research Challenges 3 | Thursday 18 June, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm (ENDED)
Remote Research Challenges 4 | Thursday 2 July, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm 

Please note: Each webinar will include 30 mins for Q&A and discussion.

Remote Research Challenges 4: Building Remote Data Workflows
Thursday 2 July, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm

In this webinar we will demonstrate how CloudStor fits into research workflows, from data collection to data analysis and packaging. We will demonstrate the Service for Web-Based Analysis (SWAN) which is hosted by CloudStor. SWAN allows researchers to use Jupyter Notebooks, which can incorporate a mix of text, code and computational output (including visualisations)  to automate a range of processes in the research data lifecycle. We will be joined by researchers using Jupyter Notebooks in SWAN to demonstrate how they incorporate CloudStor into their data analysis workflows.

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PAST WEBINARS

Remote Research Basics
Thursday 7 May, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm (This event has ended, but you can watch the reording)

In this webinar we will address network literacy and demonstrate some data movement solutions. We'll provide some advice on using some simple tools and tests you can do at home to understand more about how to make the most of your internet connection while working from home. We'll also take you through some of the collaborative research tools that are available to help you continue to work together (but remotely) throughout the current restrictions. You will learn about networks, integrated tools, data and storage and where all these things fit in the researcher’s toolkit.

This webinar is targeted at researchers who would like to be more confident using some of the technical the options available to them. It is especially tailored for those with little to no technical knowledge and will include a demonstration of the tools, using basic programming commands, but requires no previous knowledge of programming.

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Download the Remote Research Basics Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

Remote Research Challenges 1: Collecting Data Remotely
Thursday 21 May, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm (This event has ended, but you can watch the recording)

Working remotely can mean that researchers are separated from their usual places of work and collecting data. In this webinar invited speakers will talk about remote research data collection methods from how best to build an online survey to working with remote control drones.

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Download the Remote Research Challenges 1 Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

Remote Research Challenge 2: Maintaining and Building Communities
Thursday 4 June, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm (This event has ended, but you can watch the reording)

Staying connected to our communities while we are all working remotely is another research challenge we are experiencing during the COVID-19 restrictions. How can we adapt available technologies to continue research collaboration? How can we transform the experiences of traditional conferences and seminars to successful forms of research engagement and communication? This webinar will highlight some recent experiences in running online conferences, creative approaches to research presentations and different ways we can stay connected to our communities while working from home.

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Download the Remote Research Challenges 2 Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

Remote Research Challenges 3: Remote Data Storage and Analysis
Thursday 18 June, 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm (this event has ended, but you can watch the recording?

Join us for an introduction to working in the research and education network's cloud environment, CloudStor. A step-by-step tutorial to the basics, along with a demonstration of the data movement and analysis services offered within the cloud environment, such as FileSender and Jupyter Notebooks. The demonstration will then be followed by an insight into how researchers are adopting and using these tools in their research, especially in a time of working from home or away from campus.

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Download the Remote Research Challenges 3 Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

 

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