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    Stefanie Kethers
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    Dear all,
    There are two items from the below ARDC newsletter that we can use in the
    upcoming RDA newsletter:
    – ARDC’s new vocabulary service API
    – Metadata for Services and related Collections: Good Practice Guide –
    call for feedback
    Please let me know if you need any further information from me.
    Cheers,
    Stefanie
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    In this edition:
    – New instance flavors

    – ARDC’s new vocabulary service API

    – Metadata for Services and related Collections: Good Practice Guide –
    call for feedback
    – Spatial research impact

    – Users can now link their CloudStor storage to their Nectar virtual
    machine
    – Vale Dr. Paul Taylor

    – ARDC statewide consultations

    – Adelaide – Wed 5 Dec, Perth – Thur – 6 Dec

    – Forum: Digital Humanities Pathways

    – Sensitive Data Community of Practice – Kickoff meeting

    – The 13th Research Data Alliance Plenary is calling for sessions

    – 2nd annual Humanities, Arts & Culture Data Summit and 3rd
    International DARIAH Beyond Europe workshop

    – Jobs
    New instance flavors
    New instance flavor classes are now being offered on the Nectar Research
    Cloud. The new flavors support different user requirements with the
    introduction of optimised CPU and RAM flavors as well as Tiny (t3)
    flavors. The Tiny (t3) flavours are great for testing and prototyping or
    even just simple workloads. Root disk size (30GB) is consistent across all
    of the new flavors with the exception of the t3 flavors (10GB). We have
    also removed ephermal disk from the the new flavors. The optimised CPU
    (c3) and RAM (r3) flavors can be requested via the *allocation request form
    *
    .
    More details
    ARDC’s new vocabulary service API
    The API which underpins much of the functionality of Research Vocabularies
    Australia (RVA) is now publicly available. Through the use of the API,
    users are able to manage, access, and reuse vocabularies from within their
    own systems and websites. The API also enables users to create new services
    or extend existing service capabilities in new and creative ways.
    More details
    Metadata for Services and related Collections: Good Practice Guide – call
    for feedback
    *Submissions close 15 Feb 2019*
    During the last financial year (2017/18), the Australian Research Data
    Commons (ARDC) convened a Data Services Interest Group around data service
    provision and consumption across the NCRIS facilities, science agencies,
    universities, and broader public sector. This group is now requesting
    comments from interested individuals and organisations on a Good Practice
    Guide for the description of Metadata for Services and related Collections.
    More details
    Spatial research impact *Researcher uses AURIN to explore health, tree
    shade and children’s walking routes*
    Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and
    school children are amongst the most vulnerable to harmful UV exposure.
    However, exposure to the sun allows for sufficient vitamin D levels in
    children which is crucial for healthy bone development. In addition,
    Australia also has one of the world’s highest levels of childhood obesity
    and much research has focused on encouraging active modes of transport to
    and from schools.
    More details
    Users can now link their CloudStor storage to their Nectar virtual machine
    Nectar Research Cloud users can now link their CloudStor storage to their
    Nectar virtual machine. As an added bonus, CloudStor has just increased
    the personal storage space for researchers to 1TB. Visit the Nectar
    Research Cloud knowledge base article which will guide you through setting
    up your Cloudstor and Nectar Cloud virtual machine integration.
    More details
    Vale Dr. Paul Taylor
    Dr Paul Taylor was recognised as a world-leading expert in research
    integrity. He worked with researchers, institutions, publishers, and
    government agencies both in Australia and overseas to guide how they
    conduct and support trustworthy research, and how they should best work
    with each other to build a culture of research integrity. He passed away on
    November 20 November 2018.
    More details
    [image: calendar]EVENTS AND WEBINARS
    ARDC statewide consultations *Adelaide – Wed 5 Dec, Perth – Thur – 6 Dec *
    As part of the strategic planning cycle the ARDC wishes to engage with a
    range of resource providers, institutions and research organisations,
    e-infrastructure providers, peak bodies and government.
    Summary documents and primary session recordings will be available in due
    course.
    More details
    Forum: Digital Humanities Pathways *Sydney, Fri 7 Dec 9:00 – 17:00 AEDT*
    Presented by Tinker, the Forum will bring together researchers and
    professionals to speak about the links between research, data, and national
    infrastructure. It is an opportunity for humanities, arts and social
    science (HASS) scholars and the collecting sector (galleries, libraries,
    archives and museums) professionals to find out about contemporary data and
    technology-intensive research and collection practices.
    Register
    Sensitive Data Community of Practice – Kickoff meeting *Wed 12 Dec 12:00 –
    13:00 AEDT*
    The Sensitive Data Community of Practice (CofP) will provide an opportunity
    for anyone interested to discuss the challenges and strategies for managing
    this type of data. The idea for a CofP came out of the ‘Sensitive data: how
    do you do yours?’ eResearch Australasia Birds of a Feather session, where
    there was an interest in a continuing discussion around sensitive data.
    More information
    The 13th Research Data Alliance Plenary is calling for sessions
    *Submissions close 5
    Jan 2019*
    Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenaries are held twice a year, at various
    locations across the globe. The RDA’s 13th Plenary Meeting (P13) will take
    place in Philadelphia, PA, USA from 2-4 April 2019. Submissions are
    welcome for working and Interest Group breakout sessions, Joint Group
    sessions, and Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions.
    More information
    2nd annual Humanities, Arts & Culture Data Summit and 3rd International
    DARIAH Beyond Europe workshop *Canberra, 27-29 Mar 2019*
    An Australia-Europe knowledge exchange, convened by the Australian Academy
    of the Humanities with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and the
    European Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts
    and Humanities initiative (DARIAH), this event will explore new horizons
    for data-driven humanities and arts research, digital cultural collections
    and research infrastructure.
    More information
    [image: jobs]JOBS
    Jobs
    – *Business Development and Communications Manager – QCIF
    *
    (closes
    4 Dec)
    – *Education and Training Manager – Pawsey
    *
    (closes 6 Dec)
    – *Project Officer – Atlas of Living Australia*
    (closes 16 Dec)
    – *Librarian (Research Content and Repositories) – Griffith University
    *
    (closes 4 Jan)
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    I think I’m also down for the member focus. Do you perhaps have any
    suggestions for a member from Africa we could feature?
    Thanks!
    Cheers,
    Stefanie
    On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 4:22 PM StefanieKethers
    wrote:

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