Digital Futures - Collaborative Research Network

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Digital Futures - Collaborative Research Network

  1. 1. Digital Futures - Collaborative Research Network (CRN) Professor Mike Keppell Director, Digital Futures - CRN Executive Director Australian Digital Futures Institute CRN Program Managers Meeting 24th June
  2. 2. Research Capacity Building $5.1 million Partnership with ANU & UniSA 90 Researchers 5 projects Leadership Development Program
  3. 3. USQ-CRN Structure n  A total of 90 staff are now involved in the CRN (including partners) with USQ = 78 (19 of these full- time) and external = 12. n  Research Leadership Development Program (RLDP) with 16 cohort members and a working group n  5 x research projects with 5 x CRN funded Postdoctoral Fellows and 9 x CRN funded PhD students n  CRN Management Committee & Partner Steering Group n  Other CRN funded professional and academic staff include the CRN Project Manager and Research Development Officer, a Project Officer, two Mid-Career Researchers and a Postdoctoral Fellow. 3
  4. 4. Digital Futures - CRN: Outcomes n  An increase in the number of research active staff n  Increased mentorship activity through the Research Leadership Development Program (RLDP) n  An increase in joint publications n  An increase in joint applications for competitive grants n  An increase in the number of HDR student completions n  Collaborative research that is influential in policy circles. 4
  5. 5. USQ Outputs to Date (as reported to government @ May 2014) n  For the 2012 to mid-2014 outputs: n  USQ HDR student enrolments increased by 18% for full-time and 42% for part-time n  USQ HDR supervision has increased by 16% specifically in the 2012/13 period n  USQ researchers during the 2010 – 2013 period: joint publications increased by 71% i.e. an increase of 171.33 publications (including co- authoring) n  USQ researchers during the 2010 – 2013 period: research income increased by 40% i.e. an increase of $1,804,710. 5
  6. 6. Outputs to Date (as reported to government @ May 2014) n  Specifically for the USQ-CRN involved researchers for the 2012 to mid-2014 period: n  Grant funding: Successful in 10 grants including the HEPPP funding award of $4.4 million. Grants Under Review x 13; Grants Unsuccessful x 18 n  Journal submissions: Successful x 25; Under Review x 11 n  Book chapters: 9 x in process and due for publication at the end of 2014 n  Refereed conference papers: 35 with two awarded best paper 8
  7. 7. Any Questions?

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