NeSI provides state-of-the art High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, facilities and infrastructure, international linkages, and expertise to researchers in New Zealand across the public research sector and in private industry.

REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd) is the Crown-owned company that owns and operates a high-speed, unrestricted broadband network for the New Zealand education, research and innovation communities.

NZGL is a collaborative infrastructure providing genomics technology and bioinformatics services to underpin research in a broad range of areas, including medicine, agriculture and the environment.

We aim to better understand the long-term ambitions New Zealand scientists have for their science, and how these inform the research strategies and infrastructure decisions of New Zealand research institutions and government.

Turning ambition into outcomes

The 2009 review that set forth national goals for eResearch Infrastructure in New Zealand is now five years behind us. NeSI (New Zealand eScience Infrastructure) is now firmly established, and we have built relationships across the science sector in New Zealand and around the world. Now it is time to look to the future.

eResearch 2020 is a collaborative outreach project, led by NeSI with support from REANNZ and NZGL, designed to help New Zealand researchers describe a vision for their science. What do scientists and institutions believe NZ research might look like in 2020, and how can our combine eResearch infrastructure better enable their vision for the future?

eResearch 2020 will take the form of a series of conversations and small workshops held around the country with leaders, scientists, and contributors in the eResearch space. We will publish all that we learn as we go, so opportunity to comment and inform will always be open. In early 2014, we aim to produce a detailed vision of New Zealand scientific endeavor for 2020 – a vision that will inform and guide government, institutions and our eResearch infrastructure organisations as they design strategy and make investment decisions over the coming 5 years.

We need researcher and institution input

This report will help guide the development of eResearch infrastructure in New Zealand all the way out to 2020. The most important part of this process is the participation of you, your researchers, and your ICT support teams, alongside other representatives in the sector. While we will engage MBIE in development of this vision, the eResearch 2020 report will be formed based on what we learn from the sector as a whole, the comments and contributions you make, and the people and ideas you introduce to us.