Our Mission

FAVeR’s mission is to provide strategic direction, information and coordination to the university-based Victorian eResearch sector. FAVeR works to provide a framework to consider sustainability of services, and to simplify awareness of and access to critical eResearch services and infrastructure.

FAVeR facilitates sharing of eResearch services and infrastructure across member organisations; supports capacity and capability building for all organisations, and assists organisations to initiate and promote ideas for new eResearch services in Victoria.

Project Spotlights

Staff profile: Dr Birgita Hansen

Dr Birgita Hansen has research interests and expertise in the conservation of biodiversity and land management, with a strong focus on wetlands and riparian zones in agricultural landscapes.

Spatial Connect

Spatial Connect involves the development of curriculum resources through the application and use of spatial technology for the geography and science curriculum for primary and secondary school students.

FAVeR and ANDS Sponsored Workshop A Success!

Only July 21st, FAVeR and ANDS sponsored the ‘Increasing the Value of Your Data: Lessons Learned from Sharing Collections’ workshop. We had nearly 50 in attendance across e-research sectors and have had fantastic feedback on the workshop survey.

Our Representatives

Christopher Adda

Research Infrastructure Manager, LaTrobe University

Christopher McAvaney

eResearch Director, Deakin University

Donna Hannan

Office for Research Director, Victoria University

Heinrich Schmidt

Director e-Research, RMIT University

Helen Thompson

CeRDI Director, Federation University Australia


Ian Smith

Vice-Provost (Research & Research Infrastructure),
Monash University

Paul Bonnington

Professor and Director of eResearch, Monash University

Steven Manos

Principal Advisor, Research Computation Strategy,
The University of Melbourne

Xinghuo Yu

Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Capability, RMIT University

Yang Xiang

Dean, Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform, Swinburne University