Inspiring Research

March 2015

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NEWS FROM THE RSO

ERA 2015 UPDATE
Flinders’ Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) submission, compiled with the assistance of academic and professional staff between mid-2014 and March 2015, was submitted to the Australian Research Council (ARC) on 13 March 2015.

2015 RESEARCHER MENTORING SCHEME LAUNCHED
A celebration on Monday 3 March marked the opening of the 2015 Researcher Mentoring Scheme. The afternoon event welcomed new mentees and mentors, past scheme participants and Divisional and Faculty staff involved in supporting or engaging with this year’s mentoring scheme.

WEBSITE REDESIGN - ETHICS, BIOSAFETY AND INTEGRITY
The Researcher Support - Ethics, Biosafety and Integrity section of the Flinders website has been revamped to provide a much more user friendly and accessible website. The audit and redesign is part of a wider Researcher Support subsection redesign being undertaken by the RSO.

2015 MAJOR GRANT ROUNDS
Flinders has largely completed major grant round submissions which have been complianced reviewed in the first of the rounds this year.

 

RESEARCH NEWS AND SUCCESSES

PSYCHOLOGY SUCCESS FOR FLINDERS
The School of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, is batting well above the average in Australia in their recent Australian Research Council (ARC) grant successes.

FLINDERS DEVELOPS QUICK TEST FOR FISH TOXIN
Flinders University researchers have invented a revolutionary method to test for food poisoning in fish.

FURTHER BOOST FOR GROUNDWATER RESEARCH
The partnership between the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training has received another boost.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS WHITE SHARKS USE SUN TO HUNT PREY
White Sharks – the world’s largest predatory fish – have the impressive ability to follow the direction of the sun to hunt their prey, new research from Flinders University reveals.

SPINAL PROCEDURE NO LONGER SUCH A PAIN IN THE BACK
Researchers at Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) will design a new medical device that could change the way spinal surgeries are delivered.

 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

2015 EUREKA PRIZES NOW OPEN
Entries and nominations are now open for the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. There are 16 prizes on offer this year including two new prizes, Scopus Eureka Prize for Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration and the Rural Research and Development Corporations Eureka Prize for Rural Innovation.

SA TALL POPPY AWARD
The Young Tall Poppy award recognises the achievements of Australia’s outstanding scientific researchers under the age of 35.

 

SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

BIOSAFETY TRAINING DAY
The Institutional Biosafety Committee invites interested parties to attend the 2015 Biosafety Training Day.

PLANNING YOUR RESEARCH CAREER
As a researcher you probably know you should plan your research career and you probably do have some ideas of what you would like to achieve in the future. But you probably haven’t taken some dedicated time to work out what you should either 1) be achieving or 2) would like to be achieving.

SEVEN SECRETS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL RHD STUDENTS
What are the things that RHD candidates do to finish on time, to overcome isolation, doubt and writers block and to enjoy the process? And just as importantly what do they do in order to spend guilt-free time with their family and friends and perhaps even have holidays? If this sounds appealing, then this session will be of particular use to you.

TURBOCHARGE YOUR WRITING
Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing? In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

 


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