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ACCESS Community Workshop 2023

-  9 am - 5 pm AEST, Crawford School of Public Policy, 132 Lennox Crossing Canberra, ACT 2600       Register

The Australian Earth System Simulator (ACCESS-NRI) would like to invite you to the ACCESS Community Annual Workshop 2023. 

This annual event brings together the community of users, developers and collaborators of the ACCESS Earth system models. This event will be held in Canberra, ACT on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country and online from 5-6 of September 2023. In-person attendees are also invited to a Workshop dinner on Tuesday 5 September.

This is one of several events occurring during the week (see the related events below). We encourage you to also register for these other events and stay for the whole week.

Registration is open until 15 August 2023, but if you would like to be considered for an oral presentation you must register by midnight on Monday 31 July 2023 (AEST).

For detailed program and keynote speakers, please visit:


Galaxy Community Hub

2023 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2023)

-  9 am - 5 pm AEST, Galaxy Australia, Queensland University of Technology       Register

GCC2023 consists of the main meeting, interactive training, and a collaboration fest (CoFest). The main meeting and the training are interleaved on the same days with the CoFest following.

Each day of the meeting, there will be three sessions, morning talks, mid-day training, and afternoon talks, with breaks and lunch in between. CoFest is largely a free-form event that will be organized on the spot.

Training events will consist of five parallel tracks, each session being 2.5 hours long. More details for each of the trainings will be provided as we approach the conference.

For detailed program and keynote speakers, please visit:


WEBINAR: Bringing FAIR Research Data Management to Researchers At Scale

 12 pm - 1 pm AEST, Galaxy Australia, Queensland University of Technology       Register

Join this webinar, run by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), to hear from two experts about resources for scaling the implementation of FAIR research data management (RDM) for researchers. This event is for people interested in best practices in RDM and how to implement the FAIR principles for research outputs.

Dr Katharina F. Heil is the Programme Manager, Communities and Training for ELIXIR, the European life sciences infrastructure that brings together scientists from 23 countries and over 250 research institutes. Katharina’s work ensures alignment of ELIXIR Communities and Platforms, allowing ELIXIR, an intergovernmental organisation and Europe’s Research Infrastructure for life sciences, to successfully bring together life science resources across Europe. The main aim is service and resource coordination to form a single infrastructure, supporting the mission of Open Life Science, following the FAIR principles.

In this webinar, Katharina will be joined by Dr Frederik Coppens, Head of VIB Data Core and Head of Node, ELIXIR Belgium. His team provides research infrastructure services to enable FAIR data management and data analysis. Frederik co-leads the RDMkit in ELIXIR and the ELIXIR Galaxy Community. The approach taken is known as “FAIR-by-design”, providing platforms and interfaces that help researchers to publish data according to the best practices, embedded in the ELIXIR RDM ecosystem. 

Who the meeting is for:

This event is for people interested in best practices in RDM and how to implement the FAIR principles for research outputs. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask Katharina and Frederik questions and discuss the topic with other attendees.

How to join:

This community meeting takes place online. It is free to join but you must register in advance. The session will be recorded and published online.

Please see for the event details.

Australian BioCommons

MEETING: Building active communities around research infrastructure

12 pm - 1 pm AEST     Learn More          Register here

Dr Katharina F Heil is the Programme Manager Communities & Training for ELIXIR, the European life sciences infrastructure that brings together scientists from 23 countries and over 250 research institutes. Katharina works to ensure alignment of ELIXIR Communities and Platforms, to ultimately bring together life science resources across Europe.

Forming a single infrastructure that connects so many individuals and organisations is a complicated task. Katharina acts as an interdisciplinary and international team-player to bridge gaps between scientific ideas and industry, as well as between different research ideas. She brings experience in project management, leadership, analytical and communication skills to establish new collaborations, optimise work streams, and help others to grow and make the best use of available technologies and resources.

Who the meeting is for:

This event is for people interested in the opportunities that scientific engagement, community building and training can bring to research infrastructures. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask Katharina questions and discuss the topic with other attendees.

How to join

This meeting takes place online via Zoom.

It is free to join but you must register in advance.

Australian BioCommons

WEBINAR: Managing hands-on data analysis training with Galaxy

12 pm - 1 pm AEST       Register here

Looking for flexible, scalable, real-world solutions that enable data analysis skills to be taught to anyone and anywhere? 

Galaxy Australia, a national web service supporting 1000s of bioinformatics tools and workflows is a fantastic solution for training on bioinformatics concepts. Their "Training Infrastructure as a Service”, or TIaaS provides free compute and back-end support for data analysis training. It is paired with 100’s of easy-to-follow tutorials developed and maintained by the worldwide community on the Galaxy Training Network (GTN). TIaaS frees trainers from setting up and maintaining computational resources for their training events so that they can focus on student needs and learning outcomes.

This webinar will show you how to make the most of Galaxy Australia, TIaaS and the Galaxy Training Network for bioinformatics training. We’ll highlight all the nifty features you can use to plan, manage and deliver training to any size audience efficiently.


Dr Gareth Price, QCIF and Galaxy Australia

Dr Saskia Hiltemann, Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands

Helena Rasche, Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands

Who the webinar is for:

This webinar is for trainers, life scientists and bioinformaticians who need to teach others data analysis skills.

How to join:

This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance.



UM/LFRic User Workshop

-  9 am - 5 pm AEST, Hybrid in Exeter, UK and Online       Register

The UM/LFRic Users Workshop is a week long hybrid event, from 5-9th June 2023, to share knowledge and expertise around the UM and progress toward the new LFRic model. The event will cover all aspects of modelling and is suitable for everyone, whatever their level of experience.

You will need to fill in the form whether you would like to attend online or in person. Please also register even if you are working at the Met Office in Exeter. Knowing how many people are attending will facilitate organising the workshop.

You do not have to attend each session and you can indicate in the registration form which sessions you would like to attend.

Links to the Teams meetings

Below are the links for the Teams meetings for each session. 

Session 1 – NGMS and Technical infrastructure (TI) 

Session 2 – Global Coupled (GC) & Earth System Modelling

Session 3 – Regional Atmosphere and Land Modelling Science

Session 4 – Post-Processing and Ensembles Exploitation

Session 5 – Data Science

Australian BioCommons

MEETING: Australian metabolomics community

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm AEST      Learn More

Members of the Australian metabolomics community meet regularly to discuss bioinformatics methods and challenges in metabolomics.

Everyone is welcome, so if you are interested please join the discussion.

Next meeting: 27 June 2023, 13:30 AEST/ 13:00 ACST / 11:30 AWST

The meeting series aims to

  • Grow a community of metabolomics researchers interested in bioinformatics methods, tools and workflows
  • Provide further opportunities for collaboration within the community
  • Foster knowledge sharing within Australia and where possible also with international peer communities
  • Provide a forum for the BioCommons to continue consulting the metabolomics community regarding their challenges, and how Australian computational infrastructure can be made fit-for-purpose for metabolomics.

Visit the rolling meeting agenda for details on how to join.

To receive joining instructions and updates via email, or keep up to date with events and announcements related to the Australian metabolomics community, you are invited to join the Australian BioCommons Metabolomics Community GoogleGroup.


TechTalk | The Next Generation of Scientific Computing at the Australian Synchrotron

2:00 pm AEST      Register Now

LAMMPS is a molecular dynamics software package which, uniquely, has large chunks of contributed code written (often obviously) by academics who aren't necessarily top-notch coders (like myself!), and that's what I would explore in the talk. LAMMPS has set up a strong internal framework of classes that help academics start writing or modifying code with relatively little C++ knowledge. I can also talk about a package I recently developed with international collaborators which has been accepted into the source code and discuss some of the challenges and lessons from collaborating long-distance over coding and getting recognition for scientific coding (and the consequences when scientists aren't recognised). 


  • Dr Andreas Moll, Manager - Scientific Computing, The Australian Synchrotron.



Integrated Earth 2023 - Expression of Interest (by 5th May)


Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra


Integrated Earth 2023 will be a two-day symposium held at the Shine Dome on Ngunnawal Country (Canberra) that aims to integrate Earth systems expertise and data better to address complex Earth systems challenges that Australia faces. This event will be run in a face-to-face hybrid format from 12 – 13 September 2023 and free for all to attend. It is being produced by members of the National Earth and Environmental Sciences Facilities Forum (NEESFF), including TERN, AuScope, NCI, ARDC, IMOS and ACCESS-NRI. It is generously supported by the late Elizabeth and Frederick White and the Australian Academy of Science.

Integrated Earth 2023 will bring together participants working across the five Earth systems (geosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere) to identify opportunities for data integration and scientific collaboration. Organisers seek to create a cross-disciplinary community of practice for Australian Earth and environmental science data, ensuring that, whilst data might be collected in isolation and for a specific research problem, it can be integrated with other data for a wide range of possible applications.

For more information and to apply:


Australian Sensitive Data Interest Group Meeting 24: Classifying Sensitive Data

 12 pm - 1 pm AEST, Online       Register

This meeting will focus on data classification as the first step in simplifying sensitive data management. Dr Jac Charlesworth, Associate Director of Digital Research at the University of Tasmania, will discuss 2 projects addressing institutional management of sensitive data, both part of the ARDC’s Institutional Underpinnings program. The first involved the development of a new classification framework for research data at the University of Tasmania. This work is now being extended in a second project in collaboration with several other universities, which aims to lay the foundations for discussions about ‘best practice’ minimum controls, requirements, and considerations for securing and sharing research data, especially sensitive data.

Jac heads the Digital Research team at the University of Tasmania and is responsible for providing eResearch services including high-performance and cloud computing, research data storage, and data archiving capabilities as well as broader data governance.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be provided to all registrants and published online.

Who Should Attend?

This meeting is open to all, especially those in the research, government or health and medical community who work with sensitive data and wish to better and more safely manage, store, analyse and collaborate on it.

For more information contact

Australian BioCommons

WORKSHOP: Smörgåsbord 2023

-    9 am - 5 pm AEST, Online

The Galaxy Training Network will run the 3rd annual edition of the GTN Smörgåsbord global training event in May. This 5-day, 24/7 training event is completely free, and covers a wide range of topics, including foundations of data science, genomics, proteomics, machine learning, single-cell analysis, metagenomics, cancer analysis, SARS-CoV-2 analysis, ecology, climate science, RO-crates, and much much more!

During the week, you decide your own schedule, pick and choose the topics that are interesting to you, and learn at your own pace, with support from the global community of over 100 Galaxy instructors available on Slack 24/7 to answer your questions - including the team from Galaxy Australia who will be available whenever your questions come up.

Visit the event website for further details

Australian BioCommons

MEETING: Proteomics bioinformatics community

 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm AEST, Online

Join this informal and diverse group of Australian proteomics researchers and bioinformaticians to voice your requirements and challenges, and inform what computational infrastructure or services are needed to better support the development of bioinformatics for proteomics within Australia, and globally.

Next meeting: 29 May 2023, 13:30 AEST/ 13:00 ACST / 11:30 AWST

All are welcome!

Information on how to join the meeting and the topics that we’ll discuss can be found in the agenda.

For more information contact or visit the Proteomics Community page.


Australian BioCommons

WEBINAR: AlphaFold: what’s in it for me? - Register

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST, online

AlphaFold has taken the scientific world by storm with the ability to accurately predict the structure of any protein in minutes using artificial intelligence (AI). From drug discovery to enzymes that degrade plastics, this promises to speed up and fundamentally change the way that protein structures are used in biological research. 
Beyond the hype, what does this mean for structural biology as a field (and as a career)?

Dr Craig Morton, Drug Discovery Lead at the CSIRO, is an early adopter of AlphaFold and has decades of expertise in protein structure/function, protein modelling, protein–ligand interactions and computational small molecule drug discovery, with a particular interest in anti-infective agents for the treatment of bacterial and viral diseases.

Craig joins this webinar to share his perspective on the implications of AlphaFold for science and structural biology. He will give an overview of how AlphaFold works, ways to access AlphaFold, and some examples of how it can be used for protein structure/function analysis.

More Information

Have questions? Contact BioCommons


Getting Started with the ARDC Nectar Research Cloud      Register

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST, online

Does your computer struggle with your research workload? Whether it’s data analysis, simulation or other computing work, the ARDC Nectar Research Cloud can help with your research! This service allows you to access much faster computers via the Cloud to get your work done. No worries about your research applications, whether it's Jupyter Notebooks/Python or R Studio and others, these are available to use too.

At the session, you will learn the following hands-on cloud computing skills:

  • Where to find support
  • How to navigate the Nectar dashboard
  • How to set up and launch a cloud computer
  • Connecting to your cloud computer using the Command Line
  • Moving files to and from your cloud computer
  • A brief overview of the administration involved (Project Trials, Allocations Forms)

Zoom link will be provided via email to registered participants prior to the training. The session is *not recorded*.

**Please sign up using your University/Institutional email**

Have questions? Email

ARDC TechTalk

Zero to Dev: How LAMMPS Gets Academics Coding in C++  - Register

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEST, online

  • Who would benefit from attending?
    • research software engineers, academics, coders and other interested parties
  • Who will be speaking?
    • Shern Tee is a postdoc at the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland
  • Further ARDC resources
  • Will the session be recorded?
    • Yes, the session will be recorded and provided to all registrants. Please register even if you are unable to attend the live session.

Have questions? Email


Australian BioCommons

WORKSHOP: Make your bioinformatics workflows findable and citable - Register

  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT, online

Applications close at 11:59 pm AEST, Sunday 19 March 2023.

Computational workflows are invaluable resources for research communities. They help us standardise common analyses, collaborate with other researchers, and support reproducibility. Bioinformatics workflow developers invest significant time and expertise to create, share, and maintain these resources for the benefit of the wider community and being able to easily find and access workflows is an essential factor in their uptake by the community.

This workshop will introduce you to workflow registries and support attendees to register their workflows on the popular workflow registry, WorkflowHub. We’ll kick off the workshop with an introduction to the concepts underlying workflow findability, how it can benefit workflow developers, and how you can make the most of workflow registries to share your computational workflows with the research community. You will then have the opportunity to register your own workflows in WorkflowHub with support from our trainers.

More Information

Have questions? Contact BioCommons

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Healthcare and life sciences organization’s AI at Scale journey with HPE - Register

  11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT, Online

We are currently witnessing enormous Artificial Intelligence (AI) led transformations of the healthcare and life sciences sector. HPE is empowering healthcare and life sciences organisations with cutting-edge AI technologies, tools, and services designed to fuel innovation and deliver positive business outcomes.

Join us for this exciting webinar with Dr Amol Rajmane ( HPE’s Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical lead for AI) that will provide you with an overview of HPE’s industry-leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) offerings that can support your organisation to embark on its AI @Scale journey.


·         Understand the unique challenges of the healthcare and life sciences industry

·         Gain insights on expanding role of AI in tackling healthcare and life sciences challenges

·         Update on HPE’s AI offerings to support your AI @ Scale journey


ARDC TechTalk
Data in the Time of Covid - Sources, Linkage, and Pipelines at the Victorian - Register

  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEDT, online

  • Who would benefit from attending?

    • research software engineers, academics, data scientists, health information management students and researchers

  • Who is speaking

    • Dennis Wollersheim loves data. Coming over to the Victorian Department of Health as a Principal Analyst, 9 months into the pandemic, was the best thing ever. Prior to that, he taught La Trobe University health information management students to analyse million record datasets. Now, instead of expressing his joy through students, he gets to work with those datasets and more, on a daily basis.

  • Any further ARDC resources

  • Will this be recorded?

    • yes

Have questions? Email

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