Framework for eResearch Adoption

‘A Framework for eResearch Adoption’ is a review and update of the Advanced Network Capability Build Roadmap 2007-2009.

The purpose of this activity is to help improve research through increased uptake and use of eResearch tools and methods.

The project is intended to develop a pragmatic and achievable plan that can be incorporated into policy and work programmes over the 2011-2013 period by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI), REANNZ and research organisations. This will be aligned with related activities including the National eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) Investment into high performance computing and eResearch services, and MSI's work on data management policy.

The framework will draw from successful eResearch service models from Australia and the UK, for adaptation into the New Zealand research environment. It is intended to:

  • help research organisations plan actions to increase the adoption and use of eResearch tools and methods by their research staff
  • help research organisations share and apply good practice in research data management
  • help identify shared eResearch services and capabilities for national coordination

Input into this framework is sought from relevant staff at research organisations. This is expected to include research DVCs/managers, IT directors/managers, KAREN champions, lead researchers in priority science areas, and other researchers and support staff.

Julian Carver, an independent information specialist, Seradigm Ltd ( has been contracted to carry out this work, and is leading the project. He can be contacted on or +64 3 982 1105.

Andrew Watson is guiding the project on behalf of MSI. Please contact Andrew on or +64 4 917 0199 for more information.

The project is governed by a steering team involving John Hine, Victoria University of Wellington; Nick Jones, University of Auckland; Chris Litten, REANNZ; and Julie Watson, MSI.

To find out more about the project you can review:

The draft report can now be downloaded and is open for review and comment. 

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