Posted December 01, 2018 08:59:59The Australian Government has committed $10 million towards the development of new products and services for academic research.
The Australian Academic Research Alliance (AARA) has been granted $2 million by the Government to support research that could lead to innovative solutions for research infrastructure.
The Government will work with the AARA to develop the product and service offerings, which are expected to be available in 2019.
Dr Paul Boulton, Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Centre for Academic Research and Innovation at the University of Queensland, said the funding was a significant contribution to the development and operation of the AARWA.
“It is an incredibly positive announcement from the Australian Government that supports the continued development of our academic research infrastructure,” Dr Boultons said.
The AARA’s chief executive officer, Simon Hogg, said he hoped the funding would be used to develop innovative research products and that the AAARA would work with researchers and academics to develop them.
“We look forward to continuing to support academic research through the development, development and launch of new initiatives,” Dr Hogg said.
Dr Boulons research on the potential of social networking websites has been published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.
The program will allow researchers to access the latest social networking data and insights for academic researchers, Dr Boultons said.
“Social networking sites provide the perfect platform to explore, understand and share information with the public,” Dr Boons said, describing it as a way of connecting academics with potential audiences.
“The data provided by social networks allows the researcher to gather insights on the social landscape and how research will be used in the future.”
This will enable us to develop tools and insights that will assist researchers in their work and help to inform the next generation of researchers.