Lyle Winton is a research analyst for the Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative (VeRSI http://www.versi.edu.au/) responsible for IT and research systems analysis, cross-project analysis, knowledge transfer, and training. I was formerly a senior research support officer with the eScholarship Research Centre (http://www.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/), supporting the research community and eResearch initiatives at the University of Melbourne, and also a consultant to the DEEWR(DEST)/JISC led international e-Framework for Education and Research (http://www.e-framework.org/). My background is in experimental high energy physics and in distributed computing, having worked as a research fellow at the University of Melbourne and involved in large-scale collaborative international research. I have worked for several years as an IT professional in software design, development and project management. I was also involved with the university's high performance computing facility, the APAC National Grid, the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR), the ARROW/ANDS persistent identifier project and the Victorian Life-Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI).