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The RQF Explained: Information Management and Repository Needs for the RQF

A one-day colloquium on meeting RQF requirements to be held in Sydney and Melbourne

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For many universities, there will be a significant challenge in meeting the requirements of the proposed Research Quality Framework.  While some will have the necessary administrative and technical infrastructure in place, others will need to modify existing systems or introduce new ones for the purpose.  The issue goes beyond the technical, extending well into the management practices surrounding research offices and institutional repositories.

APSR, ARROW and the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)are pleased to provide a one-day event aimed at building communication between repository managers and research office managers. Speakers will explain and elucidate the requirements for the RQF, and with the guidance and expertise of APSR and ARROW, managed discussion will draw out issues for participants.


The Forum will focus on

Target Audience


Representatives of DEST, APSR and ARROW partners and others with expertise in the area.


Sydney: 13February 2007, 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Melbourne: 15 February, 2007 9.30am - 4.30pm.


The colloquium will be held at Sydney and Melbourne Airports in order to provide a conveient venue for those coming from outside Sydney and Melbourne.

Sydney: Sydney Airport (Domestic Terminal) Function Centre, Upper Lounge
Melbourne: Hilton Melbourne Airport, Victoria Ballroom.


$55 per registrant. This charge includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea and GST.

This fee is subsidised by the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories which is funded to do outreach work in this area by the Department of Education, Science and Training as part of the Commonwealth Government's "Backing Australia's Ability - An Innovative Action Plan for the Future", by the ARROW Project and by the Department of Employment, Science and Training.


Registrations have now closed.

Due to space constraints, it will be necessary to limit the number of registrations per university to eight. Any above that limit will be notified closer to the event whether their registration can be accommodated. Refunds will be made if necessary.

Please note that there will be a registration cut off:
Sydney: cob 6 February 2007
Melbourne: cob 8 February, 2007.


Parking is available for $14 per day at Sydney Airport. Please notify by 7 February and be ready to pay the $14 as you leave the parking lot.

The cost of parking at Melbourne Airport is $15 for up to 10 hours. You should collect a parking ticket on your way in and have it validated at the front desk of the Hilton on your way out. You will then have twenty minutes to exit the airport.

Cancellations and substitutions

Cancellations should be notified in writing to Refunds will be made for cancellations notified by February 5, 2007.

Substitions can be made but it is preferred that these be notified well before the event.