CAUL Research Repositories Community Event 2019

Monday, 28 October 2019 to Tuesday, 29 October 2019


Repositories, Research, Scholarly Communications

The theme for 2019 is - ‘where to from here?’

It has been ten years since the first CAIRSS community meeting was held in 2009, in 2019 we encourage presenters to consider the question of ‘where to from here?’ when preparing presentation proposals. 

The CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service (CAIRSS) was originally established to provide support for institutional repositories and their managers in Australian and New Zealand Universities, funded by members with initial support from the Australian government between 2009 and 2012.

The Community Days have taken place annually since 2009, with presenters covering a wide range of themes from stakeholder perspectives to advocacy, management of research outputs, data, and other technical aspects of repositories. The meeting continues to be an opportunity for the research repository community and those interested in research repositories to come together, discuss what is going on in their institutions, share best-practice and to hear about the latest developments in research repositories.

Program and documents

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for presentations

EOIs for presentations closed on the 9th August, a schedule will be released in September.



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Registration is now closed

To register please complete the registration form by 11th October. The registration fee will be $290 which will cover 2 full days including catering (lunch and tea breaks) and a social event on the first day.  Travel and accommodation are at the delegates’ expense.


The fee for the two days is $290 incl. GST (previously estimated $245 GST incl.). It includes arrival coffee, lunch and morning & afternoon teas, and the canape event in the evening of Monday 28th October.  

Canape Event

A canapes and drinks social event will be held on 5.30pm - 7pm on the first day, Monday 28 October at Albies Restaurant,Rydges Sydney Central. Canape event is included in the meeting registration fee.


The booking of accommodation is the responsibility of delegates. Rydges Sydney Central is located at 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills. 

Arrival Date:                                              27/10/19

Departure Date:                                      29/10/19

Room Type:                                               Superior King

Number of rooms:                                  30 (10rooms 1st night & 30rooms 2nd night)

Rate per room per night:                      $199 Superior King Room & Breakfast for one (Single Occupancy) for Sunday night 27th October

                                                                           $269 Superior King Room & Breakfast for one (Single Occupancy) for Monday night 28th October

Please note the cut-off date for delegates to book the discounted rate will be by 27/09/19, any guest who would like to book after this date will be offered the Best Available Rate at the time of reservation, subject to availability.

Please quote Block ID 705258 when making the booking. All guests must provide a credit card to secure the bookings and they will pay on arrival unless other arrangements have been made by the guest. Any bookings made through a third party or online will not be entitled to the special rate, only bookings made by email or phone directly with the hotel.

Email address –

Phone – 02 9289 0000

Other local hotels

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills is located at 359 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010. Room rates start from $175 per night for a Standard One-Bedroom Apartment.

Vibe Hotel Sydney is located at 111 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000. Room rates start from $220 per night for a Queen Room.

Meriton Suites Campbell Street, Sydney is located at 6 Campbell St, Sydney NSW 2000. Room rates start from $225 per night for a Studio Luxury Suite.

Novotel Sydney Central is located at 169-179 Thomas St, Sydney NSW 2000. Room rates start from $291 per night for a Superior Room 1 King Bed.


CAUL 2019 Research Repositories Community Event Organising Committee

Jenny McKnight – University of Melbourne

Mary-Anne Marrington – University of Queensland

Allison Brown – University of New England

Maude Frances – UNSW

Elizabeth Seymour – University of Tasmania

Julie Clift – Curtin University

Harry Rolf – CAUL Office

Mark Sutherland – CAUL Office


Cicy Zheng
Author Cicy Zheng
Last modified 11 November 2019