From 11-15 October, NeSI team members joined eResearch communities from across Australasia as the 2021 eResearch Australasia conference delivered a virtual programme covering topics ranging from software and tools, workforce and communities, platforms and capabilities, and skills and training. Recaps and the recordings of NeSI's presentations are shared below:
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NeSI is committed to growing the capabilities of the New Zealand research sector by providing relevant training. This gets tricky as demand for digital skills grows and the list of training ideas gets longer and longer. The NeSI team has identified six training ideas that we consider high value, but we need your feedback and opinions to confirm or reject our hunches. Any input you provide us will be used to help us prioritise our efforts so that we can continue to deliver training that is meaningful and timely.