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eResearch NZ 2013

Event Dates: July 2, 2013 - 8:30am - July 4, 2013 - 5:30pm

eResearch NZ aims to connect researchers and eScience practitioners. It is New Zealand's event to celebrate and strengthen the use of technology within research of all disciplines.


Tuesday 2 - Thursday 4 July 2013

Venue and Accommodation

University of Canterbury
New Zealand 

eResearch NZ 2013 is the first major conference to be hosted at the University of Canterbury since the major earthquake of February 2011, and is a welcome return for events within the sector to Christchurch and the University. To learn more about the areas you can see more information on the Venue and Accommodation.

Call for Participation

A Call for Participation is open. Submissions close 18 April 2013.

About the Symposium

eResearch encompasses all of the information technology infrastructure and software that supports a research community. This includes the people, computing and software platforms that connect equipment, data, and other computing resources with people, along with collections management, platforms to run experiments, and advanced collaboration tools. eResearch communities thrive on deep engagement with researchers, supporting the formation and operation of effective digitally supported research communities.

New Zealand's eResearch community is growing in confidence and experience across a broad range of research application & service areas, in the humanities and social sciences, physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering. The symposium aims to bring together practitioners from a range of research communities, including those involved in using, developing, and supporting software applications and services which take advantage of distributed collaboration platforms for team science. It is an opportunity to meet some of the leaders of eResearch initiatives within NZ and internationally, and to hear about practice and to share understanding and experiences.


eResearch NZ, as a national forum for discussion, aims to:

  • Promote shared approaches to supporting eResearch needs, across institutions and disciplines
  • Highlight current and emerging research priorities and discuss how eResearch can emPower Research, including by drawing on experience from other regions where similar activities are further progressed and where these initiatives might translate to meet NZ research needs
  • Share work in progress and outcomes from projects and programmes employing related technologies, platforms, and approaches.