2005 – An e-Research Strategic Framework Response to the Discussion Paper

Attachment: CAPA Submission

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is the national peak body representing Australia’s 257,700 postgraduate students, including 47,300 research students. CAPA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the discussion on an e-Research strategic framework.

Higher degree by research candidates contribute approximately 70% of the research conducted in universities.1 Postgraduate students are leaders in utilising technology and contributing to innovation. If Australia is to benefit from the e-Research potential, it is imperative that the strategic framework considers the initiatives and needs of these students.

This submission will focus on the broad areas of concern for postgraduate research students.