The first of the ANDS Applications Projects Community Days saw 27 participants (mostly Project Managers and Lead Developers) representing 18 Apps projects from 15 institutions come together in Sydney on the 29/30 March 2012 to present their projects, discuss a variety of issues, and learn about ANDS and how it can help them achieve research data outcomes.
The event revealed a number of unexpected connections between projects at the level of outputs, tools, and data sets. For example, there is potential for some of the Climate Change Adaptation projects to reuse image-viewing technology developed in the medical domain, or usage of the same spatial data sets across multiple projects.
Over the course of the event, participants saw how they can draw on each other’s expertise, and many conversations that started during the day have continued beyond the end of the event.
Feedback from participants has been very positive, and we’re looking forward to working with them to help them bring data together to answer new and bigger questions.