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Collections Approved

With great pleasure – VicNode would like to announce and congratulate all of the successful applicants from first two-rounds of merit applications. These are:

The Merit Allocation Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 to review the third round of applications.

Applications for the final round  for 2013 close on Friday, 6 December. Check out how to apply and contact us or your referral network partner if you want any assistance.

First purchase of Market and Vault Infrastructure

VicNode is pleased to announce its first major purchase of RDSI storage specifically to meet the Market and Vault needs of Victorian researchers.

The IBM SONAS system is to be installed within the Monash Clayton campus data centre dedicated to research computing. The initial system configuration is 633TB (usable) of disk mapped to multiple 10GigE network interfaces via an internal high performance parallel file system.

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VicNode Collections Manager

OWenThe VicNode Project is pleased to introduce the interim Collections Manager Owen O’Neill. Owen will be shaping the role for the next six weeks to help us kick off our Merit Allocation Scheme. He will be working with researchers, eResearch Centers, facilities and research communities across Victoria to promote and establish collections and services on the storage infrastructure VicNode is building.

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The VicNode Project is now accepting applications for merit-based storage

open_signVicNode is now accepting applications for merit-based storage!

We are starting the monthly round of Merit Allocation applications in September 2013 and the first round closes on Friday the 13th. Going forward the closing date for each month will fall on the second Friday of the month. In 2013 the dates are:

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VicNode Project Update for August 2013

From now on in we’ll be posting an update every week or two on the VicNode project to this blog. This is our first one covering stuff happening in August 😉

First up, we have built a central place on the website to store all the VicNode project operational documentation, so far this includes the publication of the:

We’ve shortlisted a bunch of people for the VicNode Collections Manager role, and we’ll be interviewing them next week. Thanks to everyone who applied for this role.

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Applying for merit-based storage on VicNode

VicNode can fund the storage of research data collections that are of value to future research activities through a merit-based scheme. While we’ve had details of this scheme on our Merit Allocation Storage page, we know some researchers want to get their teeth into the details. This week we have published the:

In the next few weeks we’ll be confirming the dates when the merit allocation committee will first meet. This will then inform us on when you should get your application in by. Please subscribe to the blog to be informed of all VicNode updates.

Steven Manos & Steve Quenette.

We’re hiring! VicNode Collections Manager

Library draws - Data!The VicNode project is hiring a Collections Manager, Research Data Storage to establish and manage long-term relationships with Victorian research institutions and the Victorian research community.  The successful candidate will help identify research collections of Victorian and national significance, as well as assist researchers in applying for and using the various storage services.

A complete position description and instructions for applying are available via the University of Melbourne Careers website. Applications close on the 25th of July, 2013.

Storing and sharing Victoria’s research data

Welcome to the new VicNode Project web page and blog.

VicNode is building data storage for the Victorian research community. The goal is for VicNode to be the place where researchers can easily store and share research data collections through an affordable, secure and sustainable service.

As a researcher, VicNode will provide you with storage where you can develop, compute and share your data collections, no matter what discipline you are from. Merit-based funding will also be available for you to store collections of Victorian or National significance.

As a research institution, VicNode will help you reduce the cost of storage and provide a place to enable your research to be truly collaborative. It will help you enhance the visibility of your research data, which can increase citations and provide new collaborative opportunities.

VicNode is the Victorian arm of the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) project, which is a federally funded initiative to build research data storage services across Australia.

You can find out more in the About VicNode page, and discover the types of data storage VicNode is building in the Storage Types page.