eResearch, the use of advanced computing and information technologies in research, is critical for scientific discovery and the advancement of research projects across most disciplines.

FAVeR supports Victorian universities to make best use of their information and communication technologies, capabilities and capacity to transform research efforts. Through collaborative endeavours, FAVeR also identifies and advocates for future strategic investment to grow eResearch capabilities within Victoria.

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To provide direction, information and coordination to the university-based Victorian eResearch sector in order to:

  • simplify awareness of and access to critical eResearch services and infrastructure;
  • facilitate sharing of eResearch services and infrastructure across member organisations;
  • support capacity- and capability- building for all organisations; and
  • deliver opportunities for new university entrants to the sector.


To enhance the coordination of eResearch initiatives across Victorian universities in order to improve access to and utilisation of eResearch services and infrastructure.