Intersect News #96 January 2022

Janil Perez
21 Jan 2022

Intersect continues its research initiatives and collaboration with the wider research community

It was a busy year for Intersect. We were fortunate enough to continue collaborating with the wider research community through eResearch Australasia, the COMBINE Symposium conference, and ResBaz 2021. These events were a great opportunity to share insights amongst the research community, encourage collaboration, and share insights and experiences.

A very warm welcome to the University of South Australia (UniSA) joining on as the latest full member of Intersect. UniSA’s membership will mean the implementation of one of our full-time professional eResearch Analysts on campus to deliver a suite of services designed to enhance research productivity through the application of advanced information technology. We are excited to start this collaboration with UniSA!

Read up about one of Intersect’s fantastic eRA’s in our brand new segment ‘Interviews with an eRA’. This monthly segment will introduce you to our fantastic eRA’s, getting to know more about them and the inspirations behind some of the amazing work that they do. Stay tuned for monthly postings on our social media channels.

Our eRA’s have been involved in some amazing work on-site at our member universities this year. eResearch Analyst Shaun Grady assisted eResearch Trainer Natalie Wall in the design of a REDCap database to assist with her research project at the University of Newcastle “Supporting autistic children to better understand facial emotion expressions”. While over at Western Sydney University, eResearch Analyst Jeff Wang worked with researchers to build a Qualtrics survey tool to better equip data collection from students.

Over the past few months, Intersectors sat down with some of the Organising Committee members of the inaugural Collaborative Graduate Education Program, Professor Tiffany Walsh and Professor Julian Gale, to understand their motivations behind joining this fantastic program, and their experience of the program. The insights gained affirmed that this program has had significant benefits for participating students, and Intersect looks forward to being able to support this educational program in related HPCD fields in the near future. 

We are excited for what is sure to be a productive year ahead, continuing our collaboration with the wider research community, and expanding our presence Australia-wide through our wonderful initiatives.

Read below for all of the Intersect articles and featured Case Studies from the last quarter.

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