Jon Karnon is the University of Adelaide’s representative on the SANT Datalink Steering Committee. He would like to advise that the university has around $70,000 worth of linkage credits that must be assigned to research projects prior to June 30 2014. Unassigned credits will be lost after June 30.
Without going into the details of the pricing structures (i.e. how much data linkage will $70,000 buy?), this is a good time to initiate a data linkage project as you are likely to receive the data for free.
To assign credits, SANT data only require a description of the data required (in the form of an application to SANT Datalink), from which they can provide a quote.
To help you contemplate potential data linkage research, the attached document describes the datasets that are currently available, and the timeframe of the linked data.
Other datasets may be requested, though such requests do add significantly to linkage timeframes.
Details of the 2014 Asthma Australia Research Program (including its six top priority areas) are located at: http://stage.asthmaaustralia.org.au/2014_Research_Program_applications.aspx
The external closing date for Expressions of Interest to Asthma Australia for Basic Science and Population Health Grants for 2014/15 is Friday 28 March 2014.
Congratulations to Dr Melissa Cantley, School of Medical Sciences who has been selected by the scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings to participate in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, to be held from 29 June to 4 July 2014, in Lindau, Germany.
Only the 600 most qualified young researchers can be given the opportunity to enrich and share the unique atmosphere of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
Renowned learning innovator Professor Gilly Salmon (PVC Learning Transformations at Swinburne) is running a free MOOC course on an approach to designing technology enhanced learning called “Carpe Diem”. Carpe Diem is a proven collaborative and rapid course development method for effective learning design. More information can be found here and here.
Course Dates: 10 March – 17 April
Workload: 3-4 hours per week
Location: Online using Blackboard CourseSites (http://tinyurl.com/CDMOOCenroll)
Diversity in the student population in Australian universities is now the norm, rather than the exception. Catering to the learning needs of such diversity in the classroom creates challenges and opportunities for teaching staff and students alike.
As one way to meet those challenges, the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (now the Office for Learning and Teaching) commissioned a set of Good Practice Principles and supporting Quick Guides. These materials provide suggestions on how to support the quality of teaching and learning across cultures in your university.
The Quick Guides have been designed as thinking tools to help busy teachers look for new ideas and situations where they might do things differently. They cover a range of teaching issues, including course design and collaboration with language support colleagues.
These workshops provide an opportunity to evaluate the relevance of the Quick Guides for your own teaching practice. You will be able to discuss their utility with other teachers and try them out in real teaching situations to help you plan for the year ahead.
Jude Carroll is one of the Quick Guide authors and has a long track record of running workshops about teaching across cultures. She is currently an independent educational consultant with links to internationalisation projects in the UK, Norway, the Netherlands and Australia. Her most recent book, Tools for Teaching in an Educationally Mobile World (2014, Routledge) is currently available for pre-order.
Classroom teachers, language and study support professionals and managers responsible for professional development.
Date: Wednesday 12 March, Adelaide
Venue: City West campus, University of South Australia
These workshops are supported by the Office for Learning & Teaching and are free of charge. However, places are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis.
The Australian Academy of Science invites Expressions of Interest from junior scientists, who are no more than 30 years of age at time of application, to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States of America between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015. Proposals in any health-related field of natural science will be considered. Only citizens and permanent residents of Australia living in Australia at time of application are eligible to apply.
At the time of application, applicants should be either:
- in the first two years of a PhD degree or equivalent;
- have completed a Masters or a Bachelors with Honours degree; or
- be in the final year of a Masters or a Bachelors with Honours degree.
Under this scheme applicants are expected to be undertaking PhD study in an Australian institution or have an intent to enrol in PhD study in an Australian institution. Applicants can request travel support to access the international leading-edge research facilities and staff of the NIH. The proposed visit should initiate long-term collaborations and facilitate the development of the applicant’s career.
This scheme is funded by the Adam J. Berry Memorial Fund and is operated in collaboration with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. See the National Institutes of Health website for a list of institutes http://www.nih.gov/icd/index.html.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 30 May 2014 for travel in 2015
Further information and the application form are available on the Academy’s web site: http://www.science.org.au/internat/americas/berry.html
Applications are now open for the inaugural Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research, from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.
Two up-and-coming leaders in stem cell science will be awarded $50,000 each to boost their career to the next level, with the support of stem cell pioneer Prof Don Metcalf as a personal mentor.
The Metcalf Prizes are open to mid-career researchers, 5 to 10 years past their PhD or MD, working in stem cell research in Australia.
The winners will be chosen for their scientific excellence, proven leadership ability and the potential to have a continuing influence on stem cell research in Australia.
The prizes are named in honour of pioneering Australian stem cell scientist Professor Don Metcalf, who first identified colony stimulating factors , the molecules that tell stem cells to multiply and mature to boost the immune system.
Over a 50-year career, Don’s work has helped transform cancer treatment and transplant medicine, and paved the way for stem cells to treat conditions from stroke to blood diseases.
In addition to the prize money, the two recipients – one male and one female – will have the support of Professor Metcalf as a mentor.
The Metcalf Prizes support the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia’s mission to promote the study and use of stem cells in the prevention or control of disease in human beings and to enhance stem cell public education.
Applications are now open, and close Friday 28 March 2014.
To apply online, and for a full list of criteria and conditions, head to the Foundation’s website: www.stemcellfoundation.net.au/researchers/metcalf-prizes
Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research 2014
Addressing the complexities in analysing oral health data
The Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), School of Dentistry, is hosting the 6th International Meeting on Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research from 31 March to 4 April, 2014.
The Conference theme “Addressing the complexities in analysing oral health data”, will facilitate the discussion of state of the art methodologies on the design, conduct and analysis of oral health research, in particular but not restricted to network-meta-analysis, clinical and population studies.
Registrations are now Open.
Pre-conference workshop: 31 March 2014
Conference: 1-3rd April 2014
Post-conference workshop: 4 April 2014
The National Wine Centre
Cnr of Botanic and Hackney Roads
The University of Adelaide
SA 5000 AUSTRALIA
‘With the Benefit of hindsight…what should each Health Sciences student know about Translational Science before they graduate?’
How do we better incorporate Translational Science into the Learning and Teaching we already do?
How can we make Translational Science more ‘student friendly’?
Join us for an informative and interactive afternoon as we work towards defining these and other questions so that we are all better positioned to identify the people with whom we can interact to get Translational Science (TS) happening.
We want the workshop to be a way of raising awareness across the whole faculty about Translational Science and that participants would come away knowing more about the following things:
- What is Translational Science and how does the faculty of Health Sciences define it
- How the work of the Translational Science Pillar, complements the work of other Schools and Institutes within the faculty
- Identify what this means for your school and how it applies to learning and teaching
- Where you fit in the Translational Science process
- How we can create a sense of collective interest and shared responsibility around this topic
When: 21 March 2014
Time: 1.45pm for a 2pm start, concluding at 5pm followed by a cocktail hour
Where: Eclipse Room, Level 4 Union House, North Terrace Campus
Booking: Spaces are limited, so please Reserve your ticket
For further Information please contact Rhianon Marshall
Note. Please do not hit ‘reply’ to this email as it will not reach the event organisers.
Nominations are now open for this prestigious award.
The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Awards is to recognise the outstanding contribution and significant Life Impact made by our alumni, in any of the following three categories:
• Humanitarian – life changing in nature, above and beyond the expectations of one’s professional or community commitments, undertaken in an altruistic or philanthropic manner; or
• Professional Excellence – outstanding achievement within one’s profession that has been recognised by peers within that profession; or
• Outstanding Community Service – recognises outstanding voluntary service in the further development and enrichment of communities either within or external to the University.
Further details and a copy of the Rules can be found here.
Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday, 30 April 2014
The 2013 Recipients
• Distinguished Professor Roger Byard AO PSM (M D 1994, M Med Sc 1997) – in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contribution nationally and internationally in the field of Forensic Pathology.
• The Honourable Julia Gillard – in recognition of her outstanding leadership and contribution nationally and internationally in the field of Public Service.
• Mr Philip Hoffmann AM (B Sc 1968, B Sc (Hons) 1969, Dip Ed 1971) – in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contribution to the field of Tourism.
• Distinguished Professor Oliver Mayo FTSE FAA (B Sc 1964, D Sc 1989, B A 2008) – in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contribution nationally and internationally in the field of Genetics.
• Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AM (B A 1991) – in recognition of her outstanding leadership and outstanding contribution to the fields of Public and Community Service.