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

La Trobe’s new Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition

The La Trobe Business School has a new Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition. It aims to revolutionize human engagement and interaction in data-intensive environments by creating new models, techniques and methods to explore the frontiers of cognitive science, artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience and cognitive psychology.

Mobilising Melbourne: Autonomous Shuttle Trial Begins

Bridging the ‘last mile’ transport gap, as well as pushing forward technological excellence within Victoria, was the key driver in the launch of an autonomous shuttle trial in Melbourne at the end of 2017. ‘Autonobus’ is the first automated shuttle in Victoria. Autonobus marks a turning point in the juncture between technology, urban planning and mobility solutions and is important for a fast growing city like Melbourne.

La Trobe’s Figshare rollout reaches milestone target

The project to implement and promote Figshare at La Trobe University has just accomplished its milestone goal of 200 researchers who have started using the tool. The university launched the platform in October 2017 as ResearchData.Latrobe under the Enterprise Research Data Management System project after a three-month trial.

La Trobe’s new Online Research Notebook

La Trobe’s Online Research Notebook allows researchers across all disciplines to digitise their work as it’s created – whether capturing ideas for a literary tome, designing an experiment or acquiring data. Powered by LabArchives, it’s an application originally developed for laboratory-based researchers to replace paper research notebooks and to manage, store and link digital research data.

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