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Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research are in the final stages of bringing online their Globus endpoint, which will see them join NeSI's National Data Transfer Platform and enable enhanced capabilities for their researchers. This development has been the result of a truly collaborative effort across the teams of NeSI, Manaaki Whenua (MWLR), and REANNZ.

On 21 April, 2020, University of Otago postdoctoral researcher and training fellow Murray Cadzow collaborated with NeSI to deliver a training webinar on RMarkdown. He summarised the benefits of using a tool like RMarkdown to generate computationally reproducible analyses and demonstrated some RMarkdown features researchers may want to investigate if they are interested in increasing the sustainability of their work. Specifically, this webinar covered: 

This following article was written by Daniel S. Katz, Michelle Barker, Paula Andrea Martinez, Hartwig Anzt, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, and Tom Bakker. 

On 26 March, 2020, ESR researcher Joep de Ligt collaborated with NeSI to deliver a training webinar on genomics workflows. He summarised the benefits of adopting a workflow practice and demonstrated what an effective CWL (Common Workflow Language) workflow can look like. Attendees learned how workflows can help with: 

Like many of you, the NeSI team has transitioned to work from home in response to New Zealand entering Alert Level 4 lockdown for COVID-19.

NeSI and NIWA have an exciting opportunity to make direct contributions to New Zealand's research sector and offer front-line support for researchers using our national platform of high performance computing (HPC) systems. NIWA is seeking an an experienced Systems Engineer to join its Wellington office. 

NeSI and NIWA have an exciting opportunity to make direct contributions to New Zealand's research sector and offer front-line support for researchers using our national platform of high performance computing (HPC) systems. NIWA is seeking an HPC Applications Support Specialist to join its Wellington office. 

On 10 March 2020 Anthony Shaw, a member of NeSI’s Applications Support team, presented a webinar that covered tips for optimising job configuration and reducing your NeSI queue time. If you were unable to attend in person, the presented slides and webinar recording are now available!To view the webinar slides click hereTo view the webinar recording click here

Another successful eResearch NZ conference has left New Zealand and Australian eResearch leaders buzzing around the ways data, data science, and data communities are transforming how eResearch is done and what the Australasian research ecosystems could look like in the future. 

Now in its fifth year, NeSI's Science Coding Confernece is one of the few opportunities where scientific programmers, software engineers, IT managers, coding enthusiasts, and big data analysts from across disciplines can gather in one place to share and discuss how they’re supporting New Zealand’s research ecosystem.