What's New Monday, 20 February 2017

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20 February, 2017
  • The Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap was released for comment on 5 December 2016. 172 submissions were received by the department in response to the Draft Roadmap. Public submissions are available on the Department’s website. The CAUL response to the draft Roadmap was submitted 16th Jan 2017.
14 February, 2017
13 February, 2017
  • CAUL was one of 47 organisations (including ALIA, Google, Facebook and Twitter) to sign a joint letter to the Minister for Communications the Hon. Mitch Fifield asking for action to be taken on copyright reforms recommended by the Productivity Commission. The letter was coordinated by the Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) and published on 13th February 2017.
  • Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand. The new model is based on an institution’s science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted against levels of study and research.
  • 'My thoughts on revolutionising scholarly publishing in the digital age', an article on FromMelbin about academic publishing by Mal Booth, University Librarian at UTS.
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  • RDA and Librarianship, Archival Science and Information Science.  "The Research Data Alliance builds the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data, and its guiding principles include harmonisation and consensus for data standards, policies, technologies, infrastructure, and communities." (EU)
2 January, 2017
23 December, 2016
20 December, 2016
  • Productivity Commission.  Intellectual Property Arrangements. The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public inquiry into Australia's intellectual property system.  The original issues paper was released 7 October 2015.  (AU)
19 December, 2016
  • Cutting university infrastructure – not so clever. 19 Dec 2016.  "Closing the $3.7 billion Education Investment Fund (EIF) would make it harder for Australia to create new jobs, generate research breakthroughs and compete for international students – our third largest export." Universities Australia (AU)
17 December, 2016
  • Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group. Final Report 2015. Released 5 December, 2016.  PhillipsKPA for Department of Education and Training.
    • (Terms of Reference See p.61, Appendix I of the Final Report) “The Working Group is not a review but it may elect to meet with, and seek, the advice of stakeholders from time to time.” Established May 2014 by the Minister for Education and Training. “The Working Group will be supported by the Research and Higher Education Infrastructure Branch of the Department of Education.”
  • Review of Research Infrastructure. The Minister for Education and Training established the Research Infrastructure Review to advise the Australian Government on future research infrastructure provision and requirements to support research. The Review was expected to deliver its findings in mid-2015. Mr Philip Marcus Clark AM (Chairman). (4/2/15)
14 December, 2016
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22 November, 2016
  • Medical Research Future Fund.  As required by the Act, the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board has finalised the inaugural Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 (the Strategy) and the accompanying Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018 (the Priorities). These documents were registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 9 November 2016 and subsequently announced by the Minister for Health and Aged Care on the same day. (AU)
3 November, 2016

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