Sept. 24 — The call for time on Australia’s largest supercomputers opens today. The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) is the premier allocation scheme for access to Australian national supercomputing facilities for meritorious research.
The NCMAS provides access, based on research and computational merit, for researchers at Australian universities and publicly funded research agencies. For the 2021 round over 350 Million service units will be available.
The 2021 round will allocate time for researchers on NCI Australia’s Gadi, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s Magnus, The University of Queensland FlashLite and The Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE).
This study will examine the effects of anonymised review in assessment of funding and resource proposals in reducing unconscious gender bias in grant proposals.
This research project will provide important data on the effectiveness of anonymising proposals to improve equity. The results will provide a strong evidence base to inform government and the STEM sector to take action on processes that are more equitable in future.
Applications remain open until 19 October 2021.
Further information and the application: https://ncmas.nci.org.au
About Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is an unincorporated joint venture between CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia. It is supported by the Western Australian and Federal Governments. The Centre is one of two, Tier-1, High Performance Computing facilities in Australia, whose primary function is to accelerate scientific research for the benefit of the nation.
Source: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre