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How research is changing, how Australia is responding, and what this means for institutions

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  • 100 PB. How big is that?
  • Synchrotron volumetric rendering of fossils while still in rock 3-D laser imaging of entire dig site
  • Talk about the importance of recognising what business you are actually in, as opposed to the business you think you are in. As we have seen, increasingly researchers are increasingly reliant on data. So, what does this mean for research infrastructure providers?
  • Networks exist to move what around? Data, and data derivatives (to a first approximation)
  • Storage exists to store what? Data, and data derivatives
  • HPC exists to generate and process what? Data I could go on: Visualisation? Data Calculation? Data etc.
  • Of course, it’s possible to take this too far. I look at this and see a data-collection instrument ;-)
  • Our national planning around research and research infrastructure increasingly reflects this
  • So, let me now discuss institutional responses to all of this in the context of the ANDS Four Transformations
  • Data drives decisions

    1. 1. DataDrivesDecisionsDr Andrew Treloar, Director ofTechnology1CC-BY @atreloar
    2. 2. Outline Research is changing We are all in the data business National responses Four Transformations Institutional responsesCC-BY @atreloar 2
    3. 3. CC-BY-NC-SA 3
    4. 4. LHC output from 2009-2013= 100PB(
    5. 5. Long-tail dataCC-BY @atreloar 5SizeNumber
    6. 6. Lee Berger and Australopithecus sediba6Lee Berger Google Talk: The Skull in the Rock
    7. 7. Photo CC-BY
    8. 8. What Business are we in?Theodore Levitt, The Changing Character of Capitalism,Harvard Business Review, July–August 1956“The railroads did not stop growing because the need forpassenger and freight transportation declined. That grew.The railroads are in trouble today not because that need wasfilled by others (cars, trucks, airplanes, and even telephones)but because it was not filled by the railroads themselves.They let others take customers away from them becausethey assumed themselves to be in the railroad businessrather than in the transportation business.”CC-BY @atreloar 8
    9. 9. Photo CC-BY @atreloar 9
    10. 10. Photo CC-BY @atreloar 10
    11. 11. Photo CC-BY @atreloar 11
    12. 12. CC-BY @atreloar 12
    13. 13. 2012 National ResearchInvestment Plan @atreloar 13
    14. 14. 2011 Strategic Roadmap forAustralian ResearchInfrastructureCC-BY @atreloar 14
    15. 15. Australian Research Data InfrastructureStrategy Being developed by Research Data InfrastructureCommittee Consultation process currently underway Refer, p. 7 for moreCC-BY @atreloar 15
    16. 16. ANDS enables transformation of:Data that are:UnmanagedDisconnectedInvisibleSingle useTo Structured Collections that are:ManagedConnectedFindableReusableso that Australian researchers can easily publish,discover, access and use/re-use research data.CC-BY @atreloar 16
    17. 17. Institutional Response:Unmanaged -> Managed Policy ANDS Frameworks Storage RDSI Capture ANDS Data CaptureCC-BY @atreloar 17
    18. 18. Institutional Response:Disconnected-> Connected Metadata Store ANDS Metadata StoresCC-BY @atreloar 18
    19. 19. Institutional Response:Invisible -> Findable Research Data Australia @atreloar 19
    20. 20. Institutional Response:Single use -> Reusable Right Access Right License Right Tools Right LocationCC-BY @atreloar 20
    21. 21. ANDS is here to help We are moving from funding projects to providingexpertise and (some) effort New model of institutional engagement forremainder of current funding period We want to hear about your research dataambitions and talk about how we can helpCC-BY @atreloar 21
    22. 22. Questions? @atreloar22CC-BY @atreloar