Do you know about the free Research Survey Tool?


There are many online survey tools available such as SurveyMonkey, Survey Gizmo, Qualtrics, Question Pro and Checkbox.

However, eResearch Services provides you with a free, locally-hosted, secure survey solution –  the Research Survey Tool.

Using the LimeSurvey application, the Research Survey Tool enables you to develop, publish and collect responses to surveys.

You can register to create an online survey in either the Sandpit environment or Production environment.

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How to learn a new skill in your lunch break


There are many ways to learn a new skill. You can attend a class, read a book or even take a webinar.

Or you can put that smartphone of yours to really good use and download one of the many educational apps available online. This means you can learn when you want, for as long as you want – even during your lunch break!

Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, here is a selection of apps to help you learn to fold origami, speak a language or draw amazing art. Read the rest of this entry »

8 things you didn’t know about Dr Milton Kiefel


Dr Milton Kiefel is a Research Leader at the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University.

1. Milton aspired to become an astrophysicist

He grew up on a dairy farm in the Riverina (Southern NSW) and as a young boy aspired to be a farmer.  However, as a teen he developed a strong interest in astronomy and went to university with the view to becoming an astrophysicist.

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Are you using the best web browser of 2015?

PC World
 has tested the top web browsers against a variety of simulated and real-world tests, and picked a winner.

They compared Google Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge and Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera to determine the best of the best.

Using the latest available version of each browser (except for Firefox), they looked at each browser holistically: How easy was each to install and set up? Does Opera make it simple to switch from Chrome, for example?

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How do successful academics make an impact with their research?


They embrace open access! Making your materials openly available to the public and your peers will deliver significant benefits, such as improving your research profile and citation rates.

Leading academics shared their experiences at a seminar hosted by Griffith University, the University of Queensland (UQ) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) during Open Access Week (19-25 October 2015).

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Sorry Homer, you absolutely do win friends with salad

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson famously said ‘you don’t win friends with salad’.

But he obviously didn’t have access to all the mouth-watering salad recipes available in Delicious, Taste Magazine and Donna Hay.

Check out the 10 Substantial Salads article in the October issue of Delicious Magazine. Warren Mendes turns some of the season’s freshest produce into hearty salads.
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myGriffith: the launch of the new student portal

The new student portal, myGriffith, was successfully launched on Thursday, 1 October 2015. The portal is a one-stop-shop for everything students need to know about university life.

With myGriffith, students:

  • Can see their daily schedule and exam timetable;
  • Discover events at their campus;
  • Learn about workshops to help them succeed; and
  • Receive reminders about unpaid fees and when to enrol.

Personalised to the student, the portal tailors content to students based on their career, campus, school, lifecycle, and support needs.

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