Victoria’s eResearch has been built up over an extended period of time. Significant State, Federal and University investment is critical for the Victorian research community to work at the cutting edge, as well as to support our researchers to achieve a greater convergence of disciplines, transformational science and research impact.
The eResearch landscape in Victoria comprises a diverse set of expertise, resources and services. In order address this diversity the Committee of Victorian Deputy Vice-Chancellors of Research (VicDVCR) sought to form a unified and collaborative eResearch network. In proposing such a network, the VicDVCR have identified:
- the need to rationalise service providers;
- minimise overheads; and
- member contributions need to deliver services defined by, and of value to, the member organisations.
The important long-term objective of FAVeR is to provide t a method of sustaining critical services, building capacity and capability in all organisations, initiating ideas for state eResearch services and facilitating improved strategic direction and oversight of the landscape.
The federated capability model promotes access and collaboration within the Victorian eResearch community, as well as providing improved services and new opportunities across the federation. This approach ensures Victorian universities developing eResearch capabilities can access the skilled network to build and further develop their eResearch capabilities.