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As part of the eResearch NZ 2021 Conference, the Australasia Chapter of Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) hosted a Birds-of-a-Feather session to share results from its recent community survey and discuss next steps for the Chapter in 2021. The session was co-hosted by the Chapter's founding organisations: NeSI, National Computational Infrastructure Australia (NCI Australia), Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Monash University, and Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO).

Carpentry Connect 2021 was a great success with 40 people joining to learn from and network with fellow Carpentries community members. The event agenda was carefully crafted by a team of local Carpentries leaders to be interesting and engaging to everyone in the community - no matter the experience level or role within the Carpentries ecosystem. Instructors, coordinators, helpers, and fans were all warmly welcomed!

Earlier this month REANNZ, with support from NeSI and Genomics Aotearoa, hosted eResearchNZ 2021. On the second day we held a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session entitled ‘Best Practice for FAIR and Sustainable Research Software.

The annual eResearch NZ conference took place both in-person and online for the first time, bringing communities in New Zealand and overseas together through virtual tools and in flexi learning spaces kindly provided by Victoria University of Wellington.

NeSI is pleased to be partnering with Genomics Aotearoa to deliver the following bioinformatics and genomics training opportunities for New Zealand researchers: Genomics Data Carpentry Workshop16-17 March 2021Online

NeSI's HPC platform, Data Transfer platform, and team members are available to support research projects during all Alert Levels.

A freshly inked scientific partnership is developing new AI computing power and technology to meet demand from Bay of Plenty-based scientists for faster processing of complex research data.The initiative, a marriage between the needs of PlantTech Research Institute in Tauranga and the expertise of New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), is accelerating innovative research, starting in the agritech sector.

Please join us in welcoming the newest members to the NeSI team!Attribution: Wes Harrell

During 2021, the Women in HPC Australasia Chapter will focus on coordinating and delivering 1-2 key activities or initiatives to improve diversity, inclusion, balance and belonging in HPC and eResearch across New Zealand and Australia. To help decide its 2021 priorities, the Chapter Organising Committee (which includes reps from NeSI, AeRO, NCI Australia, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and Monash University) is asking community members to complete a short survey. 

With two weeks to go until eResearch NZ 2021, the NeSI Team is looking forward to the convesations and connections this year's hybrid approach will enable for research communities across New Zealand and Australia. Happening from 10-12 February, eResearch NZ is co-hosted by NeSI, Genomics Aotearoa, and REANNZ.