Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences’ Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Workshop

9:30am–4:00pm Friday 18 October 2019, Canberra

The Australian Academy of Humanities, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and the Australian Research Council (ARC) are convening a one-day workshop on the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme for humanities and social sciences (HASS) researchers.

HASS research is increasingly data-intensive and the LIEF scheme performs an important role in the Australian research infrastructure ecosystem. This workshop will feature presentations and roundtable sessions with representatives from the Australian Research Council and past and current LIEF projects who will share insights on the application and assessment process, advice on developing partnerships, and strategies for success.


9:00am — Arrival and registration

9:30am —Welcome

9:50am — Application and assessment process

  • Dr Robert Mun, Australian Research Council Executive Director for Engineering and Information Sciences

10:20am — HASS in the LIEF Scheme: The infrastructure ecosystem, performance over time and future directions

10:50am — Morning Tea  

11.30am —  Insights Panel 1

Getting it Right: Narrative, collaboration, sustainability, regional and national benefit

Chair: Professor Therese Jefferson, Australian Research Council Executive Director for Social and Behavioural Sciences and Economics

12:30pm —  Lunch

1.30pm —  Insights Panel 2

Planning for the Future: From projects to platforms

Chair: Professor Mandy Thomas, President, DASSH

2.30pm — Q&A Session with ARC representatives, colleagues and past assessors

3.45pm — Concluding comments

4.00pm — Close