About Research Bazaar

What is ResBaz?

The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is a worldwide festival promoting digital literacy at the centre of modern research. Every year, ResBaz events are held across the globe. The aim of these events is to equip the research community with the digital skills and tools required to do their research better, faster and smarter. Traditionally an in-person event blending academic and social life, ResBaz is an event unlike any academic conference.

What is ResBaz Aotearoa?

Research Bazaar Aotearoa is free and open to everyone within the Aotearoa research community. We take an inclusive approach, and define the research community as everyone who applies digital skills to research. This includes researchers, research students, research support, technicians, librarians, research communicators, volunpeers, archivists, citizen scientists, and more. Registrations are provided through EventBrite. You can find a booking link attached to each session description on the sessions page, or by clicking the session name on the schedule page. Some sessions have a limited capacity and this is displayed next to the duration and level of the session. Please only register for limited capacity sessions if you intend to attend the live event. If you need to cancel your registration before the event, please see these instructions from EventBrite.

All participants will be invited to join the Centre for eResearch ResBaz Slack channel.

ResBaz Aotearoa is a collaboration between the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago and the Beyond Prediction: Explanatory and Transparent Data Science Programme. Instructors are based at a variety of Aotearoa research institutions and companies, and they volunteer to teach at ResBaz. We wouldn’t be able to do it without them and we appreciate their willingness to share their knowledge.

Want to get involved?

If you’re interested in volunteering to deliver a workshop, help out with a workshop, or spread the word at your institution, please get in touch and tell us how you’d like to contribute.

Are sessions recorded?

Sessions will not be recorded. This is to maximise attendance and engagement with live events.

Code of Conduct

By attending or contributing to the Research Bazaar, you agree to be bound by the Code of Conduct.

The Research Bazaar is a learning environment where everyone is welcome. It’s a diverse community of people from a wide range of backgrounds, both academically and socially. To ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience, please bring an attitude of friendly inquiry to all your interactions at the event. Above all, be welcoming and respectful.

The Research Bazaar is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone at our events and in our forums. We do not tolerate harassment of attendees or instructors in any form, including:

  • unwelcome comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race or ethnicity, religion, or other personal attributes or identities
  • intimidation, stalking or following
  • threats of violence or inciting violence
  • sustained disruption of events or attacks on an attendee’s research topic or project
  • unwelcome sexual attention or posting sexual images in public spaces

Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and its fora at the discretion of the hosts or organisers. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact researchdata@auckland.ac.nz.

Online participation

  • Join online sessions promptly - assistance for those who join late is unlikely to be available.
  • Mute yourself at all times unless invited to contribute. Session hosts may invite questions from the audience verbally or through the ‘Chat’ function within Zoom.
  • Be patient with solo presenters/speakers - they are choosing to share their time, enthusiasm and knowledge.
  • Disruptive behaviour, intended or unintended, may result in the session hosts muting or removing you from the virtual session.