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15 October 2018 397 reads





About the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet)

AARNet is a critical national asset that enables Australian researchers to access institutional, national and international e-Infrastructure including the public Internet and software tools and resources such as scientific instruments, data storage, high performance computing, content and service providers. AARNet provides extremely high-speed, extremely high-quality and resilient broadband interconnections between instruments, facilities, campuses and institutions using dedicated national and international digital infrastructure. Through partnerships with other national research and education networks (NRENs), AARNet connects the Australian research sector with the global research sector. AARNet also provides a range of services tailored to meet the needs of researchers and research institutions, including solutions for data storage and transfer, unified communications, video conferencing and WiFi roaming.


AARNet’s powerful network infrastructure, expertise and services enable Australia’s participation at the forefront of teaching, learning and research on a global scale and are fundamental to driving innovation in today’s digital economy. AARNet continuously looks at ways to leverage new and emerging technologies to support research and accelerate research outcomes. In this endeavour, AARNet seeks to both contribute to and benefit from the work of the RDA.



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Dr Frankie Stevens, Research Engagement Strategist, AARNet, Australia 


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Dr Frankie Stevens is a specialist in the application of advanced information and communication technologies to the practice of Research. She is the Research Engagement Strategist at Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet). Frankie has 20 years' experience in the Higher Education Sector, having worked in both the Australian and overseas university sectors.  Previously, she has held roles with the Australian Research Data Commons, the NSW state body for eResearch, the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Project and was eResearch Programme Manager at the University of Sydney. Frankie holds a PhD in Cell Biochemistry (Cancer Research) from the University of Manchester, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours), majoring in Biology with European Studies from the University of Sussex.