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2 NOVEMBER 2012
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Submit your response to Wills Review Issues Paper
The Health and Medical Research Strategic Review Issues Paper is available for comment.
The Health and Medical Research Strategic Review Issues Paper is available for comment.

More than 450 issues were gathered during Phase I of the review. These have been grouped into ten themes and, together with your input, will inform the Discussion Paper due out on 11 December 2012. You can download the issues paper and make submissions at the Wills Review web site.

PhD and other higher degree research students are encouraged to participate. If you work with students please forward this call for submissions.
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Free storage for your nationally significant research data
Do you have a collection of research data that is, or will become, nationally significant?  Do you intend to share this data collection now, or at some point in the foreseeable future?
Do you have a collection of research data that is, or will become, nationally significant?  Do you intend to share this data collection now, or at some point in the foreseeable future?

The University of Sydney has an opportunity to bid for large amounts of long-term storage for nationally significant collections of research data in an environment that is safe, secure, accessible, shareable, sustainable, citable and paid for by Federal funding.

The storage will be provided through Intersect - the peak NSW eResearch body - as part of the Research Data Storage infrastructure (RDSI) initiative.

To make our bid we need your help to demonstrate that we have data sets of national significance that would be of value to the research community. 

Find out how to get involved at the Research Support website.
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Agriculture, fisheries and forestry awards
If you’re 18–35, this is your chance to apply for up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue to benefit Australia’s primary industries.
Closing 23 November 2012, the 2013 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry encourage science, innovation and technology in rural industries and help advance the careers of young scientists. If you’re 18–35, this is your chance to apply for up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue to benefit Australia’s primary industries.

Award recipients undertake original projects with the objective of keeping Australia’s rural industries sustainable and profitable. The Awards have already helped more than 165 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world.

Application help is available from the Research Portfolio, please contact us asap if you are thinking of applying.

Find out more through Research Professional.
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Australia-Netherlands exchange program in Humanities and Social Sciences
This exchange program has importance for, among other things, continued access to Dutch research and research materials on Indonesia. Normally 1-2 scholars from The Netherlands and Australia participate under this Program each year.
This exchange program has importance for, among other things, continued access to Dutch research and research materials on Indonesia. Normally 1-2 scholars from The Netherlands and Australia participate under this Program each year.

Grants of up to AU$3,000 are provided to offset internal travel expenses such as for accommodation and domestic transfers.

This competitive program is run jointly by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia with Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). Applications close 30 November 2012.

Find out more through Research Professional.
Association for Computing Machinery Awards program
This range of awards between $5000 and $250000, recognize excellence for outstanding technical and professional achievements and contributions in computer science and information technology.
This range of awards between $5000 and $250000, recognize excellence for outstanding technical and professional achievements and contributions in computer science and information technology.

Closing date is 30 November and application help is available from the Research Portfolio. Please contact us asap if you are thinking of applying.

Find out more through Research Professional.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 7 NOV    |  
Improving communication about immunisation
1pm, 7 November
Are vaccines victims of their own success? As the memory of diseases like polio fades, people increasingly focus on the risks of vaccines. Read more.
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 8 NOV    |  
Templeton lecture: Anton Zeilinger
6.30pm, 8 November
The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: From Einstein’s critique to quantum communication and quantum computation.
In his criticism of quantum mechanics Albert Einstein focused on the physics of individual quantum systems. He criticised the inherent randomness of individual events: “God does not play dice”. He turned out to be not correct.

This talk will focus on recent experiments and will demonstrate how those fundamental points which Einstein criticised have become cornerstones of quantum communication, quantum teleportation, and quantum computation.

Professor Anton Zeilinger is best known for his work on the foundations of quantum mechanics and their applications in quantum information technology, such as quantum computation and cryptography. In 2005 The New Statesman named Zeilinger (along with Barack Obama) as one of the ten people who could change the world.

Details
When: 6.30pm, 8 November
Where: Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Admission: Free. No bookings required. All welcome.
Find out more: CHAST website.
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