SIRCA Data Library Update

On Wednesday 13 April, 2016, SIRCA will be releasing the latest update to the ASX ShortSell data – bringing the data available up to 31 March, 2016.  This data is available within the SIRCA Member Portal Data Library.  This release will also provide Members with the latest monthly updates to the CoreLogic RP Data dataset. Please note that the Data Library will be unavailable between 9:30am and 11:30am on Wednesday 13 April, 2016. If you have any questions regarding this release, please email

Call for Papers – 2015 Philip Brown Prize

SIRCA are seeking submissions for the 2015 Philip Brown Prize.  The Philip Brown Prize acknowledges the significant contribution Philip Brown made in the establishment of SIRCA and the work he did in developing databases used for finance and accounting research. To be considered for this Prize, the paper must have been published in an A grade (or higher) journal in the calendar year of 2015 by a SIRCA Member using authorised SIRCA data.  Additionally, SIRCA must be cited within the publication. To submit an application, email a full PDF version of the paper to philip-brown- by 30/5/2016. SIRCA encourage all Members who meet the above criteria to apply.  The winner of the 2015 Philip Brown Prize will be announced during the 2016 AFAANZ conference in July. For more information on the Philip Brown Prize, click here: Philip Brown Prize Call for Papers 2015


SIRCA is excited to be a sponsor of the upcoming 7th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference (FMCGC), this year hosted by Monash University.The FMCGC will be held on Thursday 31 March and Friday 1 April 2016 at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto. SIRCA are sponsoring a $1000 prize for the best paper which has used SIRCA Data, including ASX intraday tick data and regulatory disclosures, and Thomson Reuters intraday tick data and news. The conference covers themes of financial markets and corporate governance, broadly including: – Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility – Corporate Finance – Financial Accounting – Financial Institutions and Markets – Asset Pricing – Fund Management SIRCA has also launched its Facebook page. Head over to and Like the page for updates on SIRCA News.   Please see the website for more details, please visit…/financial-markets-and-corporat…

28th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference (AFBC)

SIRCA is pleased to be participating in the AFBC event this week at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. We are sponsoring a Best Paper Award (winners to be announced at the Thursday evening gala dinner) and our team will be at the exhibit area to meet with our Members and answer any questions you may have.

The AFBC event is the most prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region, and brings together the world’s foremost thought leaders from the financial community.

Please see the conference website for more details.

The SIRCA team look forward to seeing you there!

SIRCA Members using TRTH data via a Chrome browser

Please note that as of April 2015, Chrome disabled support for various plugins including Java. While a workaround is in place currently, from September 2015 Java will no longer work in the Chrome browser.

SIRCA Members who use Chrome to access the Tick History GUI can take steps to enable the Java plugin through the following method:

In Chrome, access this url: chrome://flags/#enable-npapi Click “enable” under “Enable NPAPI”.

Please take note that after September 2015 the above workaround will no longer function and SIRCA Members will need to use Firefox, Safari or IE to access Tick History.

Call for Papers: Submission Deadline Wednesday 10 June 2015

SIRCA proudly sponsors the Philip Brown Prize to recognise the significant contribution of Philip Brown in the establishment of SIRCA and the work he did in developing databases used for finance and accounting research. The Philip Brown Prize award recognises the best published paper from an A* journal in the previous calendar year using SIRCA data and is awarded through recommendation from senior scholars around Australia and New Zealand. This year the winner of the Philip Brown Prize for 2014 will be announced at Accounting & Finance Association of Australia & New Zealand (AFAANZ) July 5-7 in Hobart, Tasmania.

SIRCA requires submissions to include a full PDF version of the paper that provides details of the journal in which the paper was published. We are seeking papers of excellent quality to be submitted for this award. The winner will be determined by the best paper published with an A (or above) ranking journal.

Please submit papers to by Wednesday 10 June 2015 to be considered for the 2014 Philip Brown Prize.

Philip Brown Prize Call for Papers 2014

Pitching Research Symposium – 29 May 2015

If you missed out on SIRCA’s recent inaugural Pitching Research Symposium, consider applying for this upcoming event.

UQ Professor Robert Faff (and SIRCA MRC Member) will be holding another Symposium in Sydney in May geared towards public policy and financial regulation.

For further details please click here.

Announcement: SIRCA’s Old Data Library page will be shut down on Monday 30th March 2015

Please be advised that the Old Data Library (DL) page within the SIRCA Portal will be shut down on Monday 30th March 2015. The old page will no longer be accessible going forward.

Users can continue to access all SIRCA datasets and product documentation on the new updated Data Library 2 (DL2) tab. Existing datasets and new content will continue to be updated on this page. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Cisco and SIRCA announce the Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centre

Cisco, together with industry partners and SIRCA, announced the formation of the Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centre at the Cisco Live event in Melbourne today (18 March 2015).

The Centre will bring together Cisco experts, Australian researchers and start-ups, to develop proof of concepts, features and functionalities and rapid prototyping for the IoE. The Center includes dedicated space to demonstrate IoE in action and open areas where customers, startups, open communities, researchers, entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts are invited to work and brainstorm on new ideas and technologies.

Dr. Michael Briers, CEO of SIRCA said: “SIRCA’s involvement in the Centre is an important opportunity to work with global leaders such as Cisco, as well as other partners to develop solutions for the knowledge economy. We have a proven track record in handling very large data sets and providing data analysis for organizations to enable better visibility and decision support.”

“The Centre will also be an opportunity for our 40 member universities and their world class researchers to work with industry partners and start-ups on some of the major challenges that we believe can be addressed through technology and the Internet of Everything.”

More details are available at the Cisco Innovation Centre announcement.