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

Digital Research and Innovation Capability Platform

Swinburne University of technology will soon be launching the Digital Research and Innovation Capability Platform. This has been developed to provide a unique, high-level enabling capability and a clear pathway to innovation and commercialisation at the university.

Data Driven

In 2017, Swinburne University of Technology launched five new Research Institutes to drive industry engaged, interdisciplinary research in specific sectors. Data Science is one of these Research Institutes, led by Prof Timos Sellis.

The Robot therapist is in

Associate Professor Sonja Pedell is the Director of Swinburne’s Future Self and Design Living Lab, and her team are exploring the use of humanoid robots…

Our Representatives

Christopher Adda

Research Infrastructure Manager, LaTrobe University

Christopher McAvaney

eResearch Director, Deakin University

Donna Hannan

Office for Research Director, Victoria 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

Swee Mak

Associate DVC Research Capability, Director Strategic Innovation and RMIT Innovation Professor

Yang Xiang

Dean, Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform, Swinburne University