A new registry for training materials, events, and trainers, has been launched in Australia. Digital Research Skills Australia (DReSA) is directly modelled on the highly successful, international ELIXIR Training e-Support System (TeSS) platform.
This launch is a direct result of cross-border conversations enabled by the ELIXIR-Australia BioCommons collaboration strategy. The need for a dedicated Australian iteration of a life science training registry was addressed and a working group was instigated involving Celia van Gelder, ELIXIR’s Training Platform co-lead, and representatives from Australian research groups and infrastructures. This working group shared the details of the technical capabilities of TeSS and led to the development of DReSA which has received funding from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).
Find out more about this collaboration and new resource in the Australian BioCommons news release.