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					Name, email, where you           Project title    Which
work?                                             NeCTAR
                                                  program?

Guido Aben                       Service Centre   Virtual
guido.aben@aarnet.edu.au         Data Handover    Laboratories
AARNet director, eResearch       System           eResearch
                                                  Tools




Judy Kay                         Healthy Campus eResearch
judy.kay@sydney.edu.au           Wireless Device Tools
University of Sydney Professor
- School of IT
Christo Willemse                 Instrument       eResearch
christo.willemse@sydney.edu.     Booking and      Tools
au University of Sydney          Management
Relationship Manager             System
Jane Carpenter                   Breast Cancer    eResearch
jane.carpenter@sydney.edu.a      Tissue Bank      Tools
u University of Sydney Project   Research
Manager                          Collaboration
                                 System




Monika Dzidowska           PoCoG                  eResearch
monika.dzidowska@sydney.e Database                Tools
du.au University of Sydney
Executive Officer


Linda Barwick                 PARADISEC           eResearch
linda.barwick@sydney.edu.au upgrade (Cloud        Tools
University of Sydney Director deployment)         Research
of PARADISEC                                      Cloud
Sarah Colley                    NSW               eResearch
sarah.colley@sydney.edu.au      Archaeology       Tools
University of Sydney Senior     Online Digital
Lecturer                        Archive




Cassandra Pybus            Black Loyalist         eResearch
cassandra.pybus@sydney.edu                        Tools
.au University of Sydney




Ross Coleman                    Metadata          eResearch
r.coleman@sydney.edu.au         Aggregation for   Tools
University of Sydney Director   Research Data
of eScholarship
Dr Alastair Blanshard           Mapping          eResearch
Alastair.blanshard@sydney.ed    Grecian          Tools
u.au University of Sydney       Travellers:
Senior Lecturer                 Bringing Ancient
                                Greek travellers
                                to life.



Mark Gillies                    Fight Retinal   eResearch
mark.gillies@sydney.edu.au      Blindness       Tools
University of Sydney Clinical
Ophthalmology and Eye
Health

Mark Ainsworth                  Client/Patient/Re eResearch
mark.ainsworth@sydney.edu.      search Cross      Tools
au University of Sydney Chief   Reference
Operating Officer, CODCD        Database




David Kirk                      Mobile          Virtual
david.kirk@sydney.edu.au        Archeological   Laboratories
University of Sydney            Computing       eResearch
eResearch Project                               Tools
Coordinator
Cassandra Pybus            Billy Blue            eResearch
cassandra.pybus@sydney.edu Augmented             Tools
.au University of Sydney   Reality Pilot




Paul Bonnington                 myTARDIS - A     eResearch
Paul.Bonnington@monash.ed       Research Data Tools
u Monash University Director,   Management
Monash e-Research Centre        Tool for
                                Characterisation




Professor Cassandra Pybus       New Forms of     eResearch
cassandra.pybus@sydney.edu      Mobile Spatial   Tools
.au The University of Sydney    History: Billy
Professor of History            Blue's Harbour
Nathan Bindoff                 Climate Model   Virtual
n.bindoff@utas.edu.au          Discovery and   Laboratories
University of Tasmania Prof of Analysis System Research
Physical Oceanography, on                      Cloud
study leave, Director of TPAC                  National
when not on study leave                        Server
                                               Program




Richard Kingsford              Connecting       eResearch
Richard.Kingsford@unsw.edu.    information on   Tools
au University of New South     rivers and
Wales Professor, Director of   wetlands – the
Australian Wetlands & River    WISE (Water
Centre                         Information
                               System for the
                               Environment)
                               solution
Flora Salim                  Integrating        Virtual
flora.salim@rmit.edu.au RMIT Architectural      Laboratories
University Research Fellow   Design, Services   Research
                             Engineering        Cloud
                             Design and
                             Energy
                             Simulation on
                             the Cloud




Mingwei Zhou                   Urban            Virtual
Mingwei.Zhou@csiro.au          Environment      Laboratories
CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences       Research
Principal Research Scientist   Platform
Professor Deb Verhoeven      Humanities       Virtual
deb.verhoeven@deakin.edu.a   Networked        Laboratories
u Deakin University Chair,   Infrastructure   eResearch
Media and Communication      (HuNI)           Tools




Prof Graham Galloway         Australian       Virtual
g.galloway@uq.edu.au         Characterisation Laboratories
National Imaging Facility    Image Analysis
Director of Operations       Environment




Patricia McMillan             eResearch Store eResearch
patricia.mcmillan@caudit.edu.                 Tools
au CAUDIT Manager Strategic
Initiatives
Melanie Price               CeMPED          eResearch
melanie.price@sydney.edu.au Central         Tools
University of Sydney
Executive Director PoCoG,
Senior Research Fellow




Gavin Kennedy                Phenome to     Virtual
gkam08@gmail.com             Genome Virtual Laboratories
Australian Plant Phenomics   Laboratory
Facility IT Consultant/IT    Environment
Project Manager
Mark Balnaves                 YARN (Your   Virtual
m.balnaves@curtin.edu.au      Australian   Laboratories
Curtin University Professor   Research     eResearch
                              Network)     Tools
Nicolle Packer           UniCarbKB   Virtual
nicki.packer@mq.edu.au               Laboratories
Macquarie University                 eResearch
Professor                            Tools
Steve Quenette                 Monash            Virtual
steve.quenette@monash.edu      production        Laboratories
Monash University Strategic    genomics facility
Initiatives Manager




Paul White                      Cloud-based      eResearch
paul.white@uwa.edu.au           Bioinformatics   Tools
University of Western Australia Tools
Manager Informatics Systems
Development
Clare Sloggett               Genomics             Virtual
sloc@unimelb.edu.au Life     Virtual              Laboratories
Sciences Computation Centre, Laboratory
Victorian Life Sciences
Computation Initiative,
University of Melbourne
Research Scientist /
Bioinformatician




Ken Reed                        Computer          Virtual
ken.reed@acspri.org.au          assisted survey   Laboratories
Australian Consortium for       information       eResearch
Social and Political Research   collection        Tools
Incorporated Executive          (CASIC)
Director
Janet Newman                      Bridging the gap Virtual
janet.newman@csiro.au             – Synchrotron       Laboratories
CSIRO Material Science and        enabled real-
Engineering Principal Scientist   time optimisation
                                  for crystallisation




Luke Edwards luke@ivec.org        National Video    eResearch
IMOS / iVEC / WAMSI / Curtin      Monitoring        Tools
University Marine Data            System for
Manager                           Marine Ecology




Paul Roe p.roe@qut.edu.au         An Online         Virtual
QUT Professor                     Acoustic          Laboratories
                                  Workbench for     eResearch
                                  Monitoring        Tools
                                  Biodiversity
Louis Moresi                  Australian         Virtual
louis.moresi@monash.edu       Continental        Laboratories
Monash University Professor   Dynamics Virtual   eResearch
                              Laboratory         Tools




Jeremy Barker              Bioinformatics        Virtual
j.barker@qfab.org QFAB CEO Project               Laboratories
                           Participant           eResearch
                                                 Tools
Dr G. Falzon                    Spatio-temporal eResearch
gfalzon2@une.edu.au             modelling tools Tools
University of New England-      supporting the
C4D: Spatio-temporal analysis   next generation
support unit Research Fellow    of research and
                                innovation in the
                                Australian
                                livestock
                                industry
Deborah Mitchell            ADA Virtual         Virtual
Deborah.Mitchell@anu.edu.au Laboratory          Laboratories
Australian Data Archive                         eResearch
Director                                        Tools
                                                Research
                                                Cloud




Dr Joe Thurbon                 Capability       Virtual
joe.thurbon@intersect.org.au   Partner, Project Laboratories
Intersect Member Services      Participant      eResearch
Manager                                         Tools
Michael Briers                   Linked       eResearch
michael.briers@sirca.org.au      Australian   Tools
Sirca CEO                        Corporate
                                 History




Professor Anna Stewart           Crime data   Virtual
A.Stewart@griffith.edu.au        laboratory   Laboratories
Griffith University Professsor                eResearch
                                              Tools
Dietmar Muller                VIRGO –          Virtual
dietmar.muller@sydney.edu.a   National VIRtual Laboratories
u The University of Sydney    Geological
Professor of Geophysics       Observatory




Martin Sevior                 High throughput Research
martines@unimelb.edu.au       computing for   Cloud
University of Melbourne       High Energy     National
Associate Professor           Phsyics         Server
                                              Program



Phil Tannenbaum               Development      Virtual
philt@vpac.org VPAC Centre    activities       Laboratories
Manager                                        eResearch
                                               Tools
                                               Research
                                               Cloud
                                               National
                                               Server
                                               Program
John La Salle                 Australian          Virtual
john.lasalle@csiro.au CSIRO   Virtual             Laboratories
Ecosystem Sciences Director   Taxonomy            eResearch
Australian National Insect    Laboratory          Tools
Collection                                        National
                                                  Server
                                                  Program




Craig Walker                    A Semantically-   Virtual
craig.walker@adelaide.edu.au enabled              Laboratories
The University of Adelaide Eco- Researcher Data   eResearch
informatics Coordinator         Submission Tool   Tools
                                                  Research
                                                  Cloud
                                                  National
                                                  Server
                                                  Program
Prof. Richard Maltby           Towards A           Virtual
Richard.Maltby@flindes.edu.a   Digital National    Laboratories
u Flinders University          Cultural Archive:   eResearch
Executive Dean, Faculty of     A Virtual           Tools
Education, Humanities & Law    Laboratory to
                               improve the
                               interoperability
                               of Australia‟s
                               cultural datasets




Aaron Thornton                 Centralized-        Virtual
aaron.thornton@csiro.au        Simulation,         Laboratories
CSIRO Research Scientist       Prediction,         eResearch
                               Analysis and        Tools
                               Collection
                               Environment (C-
                               SPACE) for
                               Material
                               Research
Timothy D. Smith             Human Variome eResearch
tim@variome.org Genomic      Project         Tools
Disorders Research Centre    Australian Node
Laboratory Liaison Officer




Donald Hobern                Closing the data eResearch
Donald.Hobern@csiro.au       quality loop     Tools
CSIRO Ecosystem Services
Director, Atlas of Living
Australia




Guido Aben                   AARNet are          Virtual
guido.aben@aarnet.edu.au     capability          Laboratories
AARNet director, eResearch   partners, with a    eResearch
                             focus on            Tools
                             Internet/networki   Research
                             ng -- we are        Cloud
                             here to help        National
                             others realise      Server
                             their proposals     Program
Ryan Fraser                  SISS in the   eResearch
ryan.fraser@csiro.au CSIRO   Cloud         Tools
Research Project Leader
Scott Bainbridge                 The                eResearch
s.bainbridge@aims.gov.au         management,        Tools
Australian Institute of Marine   access and
Science (AIMS) GBROOS            delivery of real
Project Manager                  time
                                 observational
                                 scientific data
                                 using cloud
                                 computing
Hamish Holewa                  Quadrant -        eResearch
h.holewa@cqu.edu.au            Qualitative and   Tools
CQUniversity Program           Mixed Methods     National
Manager (research)             Project           Server
                               Management        Program




Ben Evans                      Cloud              Research
Ben.Evans@anu.edu.au                             Cloud
Australian National University
Head, ANU Supercomputer
Facility




James Boyd                     Centre for Data   eResearch
j.boyd@curtin.edu.au Curtin    Linkage           Tools
University Associate Professor                   Research
                                                 Cloud
richard sinnott              Many: DSD-         Virtual
rsinnott@unimelb.edu.au      VRE; AT-VRE;       Laboratories
University of Melbourne      HumanitiesVRE      eResearch
Director, eResearch          (*2);              Tools
                             Security4All;      Research
                             NationalCodean     Cloud
                             dProjectMgtRep     National
                             ository            Server
                                                Program

Nick Jones                  NZ eScience         eResearch
n.jones@auckland.ac.nz NeSI Infrastructure      Tools
Director                                        Research
                                                Cloud


Mark Kosten                  2 proposals:       Virtual
M.Kosten@latrobe.edu.au La   Virtual            Laboratories
Trobe University Director,   Laboratories for   eResearch
eResearch                    nanotechnology/    Tools
                             Research VRE       Research
                             across multi-      Cloud
                             organisations
Describe it



This proposal attempts to solve the „data handover‟ problem. That problem has two facets. The
first is that the data must be delivered to the researcher. This is typically accomplished via a
different means for every service centre, often through the delivery of physical media. The second
is that a job must be specified and tracked manually by bother researchers and labs. That is,
tracking of samples by ID, and association of of ID‟s to resultant datasets, is accomplished via a
different means for every service centre, which is error prone and burdensome. Proposal The
project proposes building a job-submission and data delivery system that can be used at service
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centres. The proposed system comprises •	 configurable job submission component would allow
clients of the centre to specify their sample identifiers and select for each the analyses to be
conducted. This component would be configurable to the extent required by the collaborating
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service centres. Configuration would include provision of new analysis types. •	 data delivery
component that allows clients to retrieve their data on the completion of their job. This component
includes support for very large files, structured data (including Q/A data) and integration with the job
submission component so that ID‟s etc are tracked automatically Possible extensions Depending
on the nature of the collaborators for the project, possible extensions to the system would include
This project aims to develope a wireless device which can be clipped to a human and it reports on
their behaviour. The University of Sydney's Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular
Disease is keen to explore this as a potential NeCTAR project for the Healthy Campus Initiative.

Enable researchers to book instruments - Manage everything to do with the booking - Provide
metrics about instrument usage - Provide billing information for billing instrument users/institutions -
Manage maintenance of instruments.

It is a condition of use of the Tissue Bank that researchers return any scientific results they have
generated on the material we provide them with. As we are a relatively fledgling organisation and
we don‟t ask for the results until after the work has been published (or after 3 years if no
publications have been made) we have not yet had to develop a system for how we will manage
and store this data. It has the potential to be very complex as we may receive, for example large
sets of genomic data, proteomic data or any combination of a number of different data sets in
different formats. Ideally we would like some way of linking this to individual specimen records to
enhance the dataset on each tissue donor and we would also like to be able to mine the data
should a relevant research question be asked.
Creation of an electronic tool for managing research data and membership services data for he
Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG). The tool will facilitate large scale
(Australia-wide), multi-centre clinical trials research.



Upgrading the The Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures
(PARADISEC) system, “Azoulay,” to operate in the cloud.
Continue work on collating and digitally archiving archaeological reports so they are accessible via
a user-friendly interface for students, researchers and the general public.




Black Loyalist is a complex repository of historical data about the enslaved African Americans who
left America with the British between April and November 1783 and whose names are recorded in
the Book of Negroes. The existing repository focuses on the data that allows researchers to
construct individual biographies and visualize kin relationships, but a new range of services and
features are required to take the research to next stage, including improved querying of data,
sharing data via api's, sharing of the tool by making it available as open source, and building a
research community around the repository.

This project aims to provide an institution-wide approach to metadata about research data
collections. The project will design and implement an institution-wide metadata store. AKA
METARD. (ANDS DC2F)
This project seeks to develop a Global Interactive Education Platform focussing on Ancient Greek
Travellers. Specificially, to create the ability for users to click on something like a Google-maps
interface and bring up text, images, data linked via GPS coords to particular sites/locations of
interest in Greece which relate to historical travel writing about this region.




The aim of this project is to streamline the data collection process for the FRB project and to
increase the data quality.




This project will involve establishing a database at the Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and
Cardiovascular Disease that works across multiple disciplines.




Shawn Ross is an archaelogist who would like Nectar Funding to develop an android tablet
application for offline data input when they are in the field. This project could tie into the fieldhalper
application. He would also like the application to be interoperable with commercial software. May
be related/possible extension of the Fieldhelper software.
"This project is a pilot for a larger project for a map based and web based repository of data and a
mobile augmented reality visualisation of the data."




This project establishes Research Data Management (RDM) tools for areas of research involving
characterisation, particular areas dependent on capturing imaging data (e.g. EM, XRay, Optical
etc). These RDM tools will facilitate collaborative research by making it easier to share and reuse
research data; enhance research practices, by automating aspects of them; and enhance research
impact, by making it easier to publish and disseminate imaging research data. This project will
integrate RDM tools with key imaging instrumentation, analysis tools, and processing facilities
(such as MASSIVE); support automation through workflow technology; and enable publishing and
dissemination of research data to journals and research community repositories. This project will
customise and shape the existing successful myTARDIS RDM tool (initially developed to manage
collections of x-ray diffraction images from the Protein Crystallography community) to meet the
requirements of other imaging modalities. The NeCTAR cloud will be used to host the platform
and RDSI will be used for storing and archiving research data. This e-Research Tool is an integral
component of the proposed Virtual Lab project - Australian Characterisation VL Environment.
This project, focusing on Australian convict period data, is a pilot for a larger project for a map-
based and web-based repository of data accompanied by mobile augmented-reality visualisation.
The pilot will focus on convicts in early Sydney with an augmented reality component centred on
the celebrated Billy Blue, the original ferryman and constable of Sydney Harbour. Augmented
Reality technologies allow digital information to combine with real experiences. To illustrate,
someone in Circular Quay could point their smart phone at The Domain and a 3D-generated image
of Billy Blue's house would appear on their phone. This in-situ visualisation is a compelling and
innovative method of delivering historical information. Rich media such as video, sound and 3D
objects is a main feature of Augmented Reality experiences. Hence, a service that enables
researchers to work with complex Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data needs to be
developed so that they can author Augmented Reality components without in-depth technical
knowledge. The service would use the Layar Reality Browser which is an Augmented Reality
application tailored for the iPhone, Android and Symbian devices. The authoring service will be
An analysis system is proposed for more rapid discovery and analysis of the models used in the
assessments of climate change (eg CMIP5 data sets). The analysis system would be tiered or
layered. It would include adapting established tools, standards and technologies h (developed
nationally and internationally) for model discovery, model visualization, and model analysis. It
would also include diagnostics for model validation and comparison with observations. The
analysis environment would allow blue sky techniques and methods (using cloud computing and
well established climate model analysis tools), as well as portals that deliver standard analyses and
climate model products. The design would allow efficient analysis of the underlying model
simulations (100's Terrabyte to Petabytes sizes). It would use the cloud for computation where
appropriate (NECTAR), and the research storage infrastructure (RDSI) and the AAF. The products
and analysis services create a virtual environment for the climate research community to use,
recognising the very wide range of skills and capabilities for these communities to use and re use
these analyses.




Water and its management are among the most important environmental policy issues for
governments. To do this effectively, information is fundamental but is increasing at an exponential
rate with easy access to catchments and rivers, the basic unit, not often possible. Researchers,
communities and governments need timely access to scientific research for planning investments
and also informing policy. Policy makers also need to invest in research. WISE provides a rigorous
analysis of information available and not available (gap analysis) from a wide range of sources for
researchers. It can save time and money. It is a national system that can be applied to any river
catchment or underground water resources. The development of a „Wiki‟ function will provide the
mechanism for sharing information among the community of water researchers in tertiary
institutions and research centres in government. It will allow the software self-maintaining, utilising
„cloud‟ resources. Researchers directly benefit by providing their work at the spatial scale
necessary for management and policy (i.e. catchment). Improvements and expansion of the WISE
software directly aligns with the priority of “smart information use”, informing the public about
science in water. WISE is an interactive system running on common browser platforms with broadly
There is a need to facilitate and streamline collaborative decision making processes, involving
architects and engineers, to influence energy performance outcomes. To do this, both design and
energy simulation parameters and constraints need to be integrated in the design process, enabling
architects and engineers to perform effective design decision making over multiple design options
generated throughout the collaboration process. An initial prototype of an integrated web services
and data management system that consolidates architectural and thermal modelling and energy
simulation processes have been developed. Further research and development is required to
integrate and simulate material properties and behaviour in the early stage building models. The
system needs to be optimised further using resources on the cloud, enabling real-time collaborative
design between architects, engineers, and non-expert clients.




To develop a shared platform to enable integrated modelling and simulation of our urban
environment, therefore facilitae a more comprehansive assessment and optimisation of the design
and planning of our built environment in a changing climate.
A Virtual Laboratory and associated Research Tools which are designed to enhance interoperability
between Australia's most significant cultural datasets, enable the expansion of this capacity into the
future, support collaboration and data-sharing between humanities researchers, and extend the
engagement of researchers, policymakers and the community with this research environment. The
proposal will have the following main components: ·         an open data infrastructure which draws
various major national cultural datasets into a linked national capability; ·     a platform for the
future expansion of this capability; ·     tools for exposing existing datasets within this
infrastructure; ·     tools for managing research workflows; and, ·         tools for capturing and
sharing research data and results.




The proposal is a remote virtual environment for the characterisation community, incorporating: •	     A
virtual scientific desktop for the analysis and integration of data that is generated by a wide range of
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microscopy, microanalysis, and imaging instruments across Australia; •	 common environment
supporting distributed research projects and distributed instruments across a range of sciences;
   An
•	 informatics repository for the Australian characterisation community to publish, manage and
share data, collections, tools, software and techniques; •	    Workflows to integrate instruments, data
repositories and high performance computing.




CAUDIT has recently launched an eResearch app store at http://eresearch.caudit.edu.au. The
store store provides a single access point and a repository of information relating to eResearch
services available to researchers in Australia. The store also provides important, standardised
information about these eResearch services and applications, such as what the support
arrangements are, whether it is a developmental or production service, whether it is available only
to Australian researchers or to anyone, and whether there are fees involved for using the service.
The NeCTAR project proposal will describe a re-architecture and major enhancement of the store,
to make it available as a multi-tenancy Software as a Service for universities and research
organisations to use and customise. This would enable them to add their own services and
applications to those already populated in the store, and allow them to put their own skin on it to be
used as a resource for researchers in their own organisation. Individuals who use the services in
the store will be able to share information about the services to others in their collegial networks,
and they will be able to provide their own information and tips about using the services and
To provide CeMPED (Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making) with a
secure and centrally accessible means of storing and sharing files, documents and other
information resources across its three member departments - School of Psychology, the School of
Public Health and the Department of Medicine.




This proposal builds upon the NeAT funded Phenomics Ontology Driven Data (PODD) repository
project. PODD was developed to capture data generated by a variety of plant and mouse
phenotyping platforms, as well as capturing the contextual metadata associated with the organisms
genotypes, treatments and environmental conditions. PODD publishes data to the research
community and provides the opportunity for phenomics information to be retrieved and analysed.
The objective is to develop a Virtual Laboratory Environment (VLE) that would be used to apply
computational processes, analyses and visualisation tools to PODD based phenomics and
environmental data in combination with significant national and international biological data
resources. These processes would assist researchers in uncovering the molecular mechanisms
that give rise to the organism‟s phenotypic traits.  This VLE would be a semantic web-based
application that would support both the manual and automated analysis of biological data through
workflow processes composed of modularised software components. Like PODD the VLE would be
a semantic web-based application that would utilise current data linkage and interchange methods
to not only discover and combine data resources, but to provide the underlying structure that drives
the functionality of the VLE.
Institutions like libraries, archives, galleries and museums are in many ways arts laboratories.
YARN‟s VL provides the basic facilities on which researchers, community and university, can work
together and create new knowledge. The National Library‟s Trove, a partner, is a wonderful
example of the success of participative editing and annotation, where the digital content is not only
physically there but it can be enhanced by participative tools. The growth of active content
producing communities has required new and different tools to facilitate interaction among those
communities and repositories. The BBC, for example, an international partner, has its innovative
digital public space project that aims to open up its digital repositories for researchers. Locally, the
State Library of Queensland‟s Queensland Stories initiative is an end-to-end program designed to
enable community members to partner with a cultural institution in the preservation and
representation of cultural identity. Queensland Stories is a good example of active, participating
and creative researchers and communities exploring shared history through narrative, photography,
audio and video.        The international trend is towards strategic collaborations where university
HASS researchers, university libraries and public libraries collaborate in planning, funding and
operation of online resources. YARN brings together a set of national and international partners
with well established successful repositories and practices that can be enhanced through NeCTAR
funding. The project democratizes key research and library collections and provides a national
collaborative, integrated, virtual laboratory for HASS university and community scholars.
Macquarie UniversityUniCarbKB is a new initiative based at Macquarie University, in collaboration
with world class laboratories in Australia (NSW, Queensland, Victoria), Sweden, Switzerland,
Germany, England, Ireland, USA and Japan, which will focus on providing a universal
knowledgebase that hopes to bring together glycoscience data to support glycobiology research.
The mission is to provide a comprehensive, high quality catalogue of information on carbohydrates,
and to continue efforts to advance the interpretation of captured data through the development of
novel data analysis methods and algorithms for the efficient representation and mining of large
experimental data sets. The initiative will build on our previous efforts and those of our
international collaborators to construct UniCarbKB, utilizing multidisciplinary/inter-sectorial
techniques (state-of-the-art) and developmental capacity (innovation) to support research and its
translation to medicine and the biotechnology industry.
The Gandel/MHTP genomics facility, situated within the Monash Istitute for Medical Research at
Monash Hospital Clayton, has operated with ISO15k certification as a prolific service provider to the
precinct (Southern Health, Prince Henry's Institute, MIMR) and beyond for both healthcare and
research applications. Recently the facility has acquired a new 'next gen' sequencer. This
proposal is to compliment the series of investments designed to ensure the facility upgrade
continues its research outcome impact. This proposal will integrate the production and analysis
workflow of next gen oriented genomic analysis for this facility and its user base. The facility will
need to include at least production processes such that researchers can logistically transfer results.
Our current approach is to concurrently deploy LifeScope (commercial package bundled with the
instrument) for quick uptake and verification, and Galaxy (open source). There could be more than
one Galaxy instance across the University and the precinct. We are configuring pipelines specific to
the research interests of the clientele.   Specifically to integrate - * the large local storage cache
* the newly upgraded to 20Gb/s link from hospital to Clayton compute centre * the very large
memory machines for denovo assembly (Cluster of 1TB machines) * the Monash Sun Grid for
remaining compute We have begun this project, with both a seeding deployment of OpenStack
and Galaxy. We have had initial discussions with UQ and UoM.




The eResearch tools proposed will provide the cancer medical research community with a range of
web-based tools that can be applied across the spectrum from early stage research, through
clinical trials and into the translational domain. Tools will be developed and supported to aid in the
conduct of research studies and clinical trials, to support the analysis of research and clinical trial
data and to enable risk models to be accessed by physicians and patients through the deployment
of user-friendly web-based risk management decision support tools.
We propose a Genomics Virtual Laboratory (GVL) be established to provide rolling best practice
genomics tools and data to genome researchers nation-wide. Physically, the GVL will consist of
local instances of centralised scalable genomic informatics platforms, data repositories and support
services in research precincts housing high throughput genomics technologies. The GVL will
provide a vehicle for collaboration, training, support and outreach, and ongoing strategic planning
and strategic coordination, including the development of informed and timely applications to
national agencies to upgrade and expand the facilities. The specific objectives of the GVL will be
to: 1. provide infrastructure tailored to the unique data-intensive demands of genomics; 2. provide
a forum for researchers to collaborate and share data and workflows; 3. coordinate with the
multiple genomics groups Australia-wide, promote the understanding of the unique needs of
genomics and coordinate and participate in grant applications necessary to secure ongoing state,
federal, and international funding; 4. provide a platform for outreach, learning and dissemination of
new tools and techniques; 5. build informatics platforms on national infrastructure in a way that
can be extended to other -omics in the future; 6. build computational skills in existing and potential
genome research groups (which include biologists, clinicians, and others who may have little or no
formal training in computer programming or the use of HPC systems), and 7. involve the genome
research community in defining future computational needs to help sustain and promote genomics
in Australia.

Survey research produces the most common form of data in the social sciences. Current
technologies for computer-assisted survey research are a hybrid mix that reflects their historical
origins -- technologies for computer-assisted telephone interviewing do not share common methods
with online surveys, for example. In addition, surveys are discrete projects, whereas survey
technology platforms depend on long-term infrastructure. We propose to make available to
Australian social science researchers a new software platform and survey tools based on the queX
suite. We have developed the queX suite as a collection of open source, web-based software for
survey data collection in multiple modes, with associated systems for sample management, survey
metadata, and survey response coding. Currently these modules do not operate seamlessly, and
require of researchers a high level of technical expertise for installation and, for some features,
operation. The new system will comprise an integrated computer-assisted survey information
collection system that: uses cloud computing to smooth infrastructure use across projects; allows
surveys to use the same instruments for multiple survey survey modes; collects workflow
information to the appropriate international standard for survey data (DDI v3); reduces the time
needed to make data available for research purposes; and automates ingest processes for
depositing data into the Australian Data Archive.
Producing well diffracting crystals is one of the bottlenecks of structure analysis, and a lot of effort
has been put into building automation to enable high-throughput macromolecular crystallisation.
We still need to address the problem that most protein crystals do not diffract X-rays sufficiently
well to be used for structure determination. The Australian Synchrotron has a program for in-situ
screening of crystals, which would allow rapid feedback into crystallisation optimisation. What we
plan on building is a web-tool which displays crystallisation images, allowing crystals to be
identified. These regions of interest, along with information about the plate (location, barcode, etc)
will be passed to the synchrotron, and requests for plate retrieval from the home facility to the
Synchrotron generated. Once the in-plate screening has been completed, the diffraction images
will be passed back to the user at the relevant crystallisation facility using the TARDIS technology
which is already in place. We envisage that the web-tool is a crystallisation facility independent
„light‟ application (Crystal Regions of Interest for Synchrotron Screening – CRISS), suitable for
smart phones and tablet computers, which accepts images from anywhere, providing a uniform
portal for researchers all over Australia to access this service of the Australian Synchrotron.


The aim is to link together existing workflows, hardware and software to create infrastructure that
enables the establishment of a monitoring system for marine ecology using processed data from
underwater video, specifically BRUVS (Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations).




Monitoring biodiversity is vital to assessing the impacts of climate and land use change; current
fauna monitoring approaches are manual and don‟t scale. Acoustic sensing represents a promising
approach to scaling biodiversity monitoring through listening for vocal species such and birds and
frogs. This involves the collection of large quantities of data: our current sensors collect 1.3GB per
sensor per day. The analysis of large volumes of sound for biodiversity monitoring is challenging:
traditional sound analysis approaches as applied to e.g. speech recognition do not work. We have
developed a toolbox of sound analysis techniques including: manual, automatic, human in-the-loop
and citizen science approaches. This is an area where Australia leads the world. We propose to
scale our approach through a publically accessible collection and analysis tool/site which would
support the collection and analysis of Australia wide soundscape datasets.
Building upon software and data infrastructure developments made under NCRIS, this virtual
laboratory provides a workflow from geophysical data collection, interpretation, through 3D
geological mapping to thermal and mechanical modelling. Key elements are 1) the capacity to link
3D geological mapping tools with HPC forward modelling codes developed through AuScope /
NCRIS; 2) a centrally accessible community model library; 3) uncertainty quantification for model
parameters tied to contents of community model library.




QFAB is a leading bioinformatics services provider within Australia and supports a diverse range or
life science research orgnaisations. Bridging the gap between ICT and biological research, QFAB
delivers tailored solutions to the scientific community. It is engaged in a number of initiatives
including a virtual laboratory bid. QFAB not only delivers bioinformatics solutions but can translate
the requirements of the biologist to those providing cloud and eResearch capability to ensure rapid
uptake especially where high throughput technologies are utilised. (www.qfab.org)
This objective of this project is to develop a world-class ICT enabled platform to drive the next
generation of research and innovation in the Australian livestock industry. Advanced, spatio-
temporal livestock monitoring movement models combined with state-of-the-art spatio-temporal
data interrogation and visualisation applications will be developed as a module in a software
package which combines a free and open source geospatial information system (GIS) such as
GRASS GIS with R statistical computing software. These software tools will extend upon the
existing functionality provided by current GIS software but will also provide a specific and highly
demanded modelling tools to the Australian agricultural community. Specifically the software that is
proposed will allow the implementation of a host of advanced spatio-temporal data analysis
methods as well as custom-designed high-performance computing algorithms that will enable the
analysis of large herd scale data sets.
A series of inter-related work packages to support data visualisation for on-line analysis; data
curation and metadata curation for audio, visual and qualitative data; improved longitudinal and
panel data analysis tools. Creation of a Secure Data Service to support access to restricted and
confidential data sources.




Intersect (www.intersect.org.au) is the N.S.W. state eResearch organisation. We have a strong
track record in software and infrastructure delivery across many research disciplines, especially
health, biological sciences, Intersect is owned by the Universities of N.S.W. Intersect is well
positioned to be a capability partner for NeCTAR projects, across analysis, software development
and infrastructure delivery. We have strong connections with many research groups across
N.S.W. universities and state research bodies, so may be able to assist in helping build
relationships around your project proposals. Similarly, we are assisting in the project proposal
process for a number of disciplines, and would be able to put researchers in contact with those
proposals as they mature.
The eResearch tool being proposed will present researchers in business, economics and finance
with an integrated view of a broad range of Australian corporate attributes. The tool will support a
large community of academics and research students at 30 universities (estimate is over 1,000
active users). Researchers in the areas of business, economic and finance rely heavily on data
from multiple distributed sources relating to various dimensions of corporate activity– including
market returns, financial statements, ratings, company announcements, governance,
environmental, economic and regulatory attributes. These data sources are very difficult to cross-
reference in the absence of persistent identifiers and, as such, imposes a labour intensive burden
on researchers and unduly constrains the type of research that can be undertaken in the Australian
context relative to that which is possible in other countries. The proposed solution is to develop a
portal, which uses standards-based methods to provide cross-linked access to otherwise, siloed
databases hosted by Sirca and other publicly available sources. The cross-linking will be based on
publicly available finance related ontologies and will be implemented using RDF standards.




Empirical crime research in Australia is rare compared to overseas. The primary reason is lack of
access to spatially recorded crime data. We propose to establish a research data laboratory at
Griffith University that meets national standards for data security, allowing for the storage and
analysis of police recorded crime data within a secure university environment. The Queensland
Police Service is enthusiastic at the production of analytic products that are operationally relevant,
but underpinned by academic rigor. This project will focus on adapting and developing systems,
software tools, techniques and methods to transform operational data from police agencies into a
range of cleansed, processed and pre-analysed data sets for research use. The data lab is
modelled on two similar facilities at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada and the Jill Dando
Institute of Crime Science, University College London (UK). The Griffith University researchers
have a strong record of collaborating with these research groups and both have agreed to provide
support for the establishment of our laboratory including the sharing tools and processes for
adaption to meet Australian requirements.
Earth Science is data rich and information poor, a balance worsening year by year, especially due
to a flood of remotely-sensed data. Earth's hothouse climates and ice ages have left a rich
geological record spanning hundreds of millions of years. Deep Earth resources such as mineral or
hydrocarbon deposits typically form over similar time periods. Turning the diversity of available
geodata, attached to shifting tectonic plates through time, into knowledge about processes driving
climate change or where to find deeply buried ore deposits, calls for a Virtual Geological
Observatory. We propose to turn a well-established e-research infrastructure, the GPlates software
and information model (www.gplates.org), into the National VIRtual Geological Observatory
(VIRGO). It will be web-enabled to connect to distributed data sources on the internet and powered
by a flexible and extensible set of spatio-temporal data analysis tools via a plugin infrastructure.
The primary motivation of a Virtual Geological Observatory is in abstracting the complexity of the
massive underlying architecture, thus providing a clear and direct channel for carrying out required
use-cases. An established VIRGO will provide a coherent interface between a diverse assemblage
of users spanning science, industry and education, and a collection of Australian infrastructural
investments including the GPlates analysis software, the Spatial Information Services Stack, Cloud
and remote processing services, as well as a large number of distributed geo-databases.



We propose to employ NeCTAR facilities to analyse the vast quantities of data from the ATLAS
experiment at CERN and the Belle II experiment located at the KEK laboratory in Japan.




VPAC is able to support development and operations across the range of tools, cloud computing,
informatics, portals, applications development, integration, data management, and operational
needs. VPAC are interested to joining collaborative projects in any of the above areas, and would
be especially interested in a project to merge the Grid with the Cloud.
The Australian Virtual Taxonomy Laboratory (AVTL) will collaborate with the Atlas of Living
Australia (ALA) and make use of the ALA as a distributed national biological collection. It would
build upon existing initiatives, and bring them together to create an integrating and collaborative
environment in an innovative way which would provide national and global leadership in this arena.
The AVTL will provide a virtual laboratory space and a new set of modern taxonomic eResearch
tools to enable a significant acceleration in the delivery of collaborative taxonomic research and
products which will support biodiversity, biosecurity and sustainable agriculture. The AVTL would
be able to incorporate or build upon: -A pilot Virtual Taxonomy Laboratory established between
insect collections in Canberra and Beijing. -Taxonomic eResearch tools being developed in the
CERF funded TRIN Taxonomy Network. -A remote microscope network established to support
biosecurity. -Morphological ontologies, accelerated phenomics and rapid genomic capabilities
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currently under development here and overseas. -	 Collections on-line” whole drawer imaging of
collections. -Dynamic delivery of publications, diagnostic guides and reports. -Various analysis
tools, mapping tools etc (many of which are already delivered through the ALA). -Crowdsourcing
to enable internet volunteers to assist with collection digitisation and databasing. This proposal
will build on established collaborations which already exist between CSIRO, State Museums, Atlas
of Living Australia, various Councils of Heads of the biological collections, and government
departments such as SEWPAC (containing Australian Biological Resources Survey).

TERN Eco-informatics is building a federated, integrated repository and a one-stop-shop data
portal for plot-based ecological data through TERN. This requires leading-edge semantic data
integration built around an ontological model for ecological data. We would like to extend the value
of this initiative by building an integrated researcher data submission tool (RDST) utilising the same
ontological model. This would enable upload of researcher data, ensuring that the metadata is
structured around controlled vocabularies and is therefore semantically searchable, thereby greatly
enhancing the discoverability of these autonomous data sets. The RDST would be fully integrated
with the data portal, so that retrieval of integrated data and RDST datasets would be possible from
a single query.
This Request for Proposal will build capacity within, and enhance interoperability between,
Australia‟s most important cultural research and information assets. To date, significant
collections of cultural data in Australia have been developed along either disciplinary (e.g.
literature, performing and creative arts, cinema, archaeology) or institutional lines (NLA, NFSA,
AIATSIS and so on). Each repository defines and manages authoritative data, research tools and
information delivery services according to community defined expectations. Within the terms of
their own focus these datasets describe Australia‟s various creative industries and the institutions
and organisational structures that surround them; from the conception and production of cultural
artefacts through to their consumption and continuance over time. Taken collectively, these
datasets offer the unrealised promise of a distributed national cultural archive. This proposal will
advance the expansion of knowledge about Australia‟s cultural life by enabling an integrated, nation-
wide, cross-disciplinary approach to these various humanities and creative arts repositories of
primary and secondary data.




C-SPACE is a web-service environment that aims to accelerate, unify and guide material research
by providing the following capabilities: 1. Industry targets for material properties, 2. Database of
materials and their properties, 3. Predictions for instrinsic material properties, and 4. Overview
workflow system monitoring and displaying current research. The range of materials will include
zeolites, silicas, metal organic frameworks, carbons and nanoparticles for applications such as
gas/liquid/vapour separation membranes, adsorbents, catalysts, drug delivery and sensors.
The Human Variome Project Australian Node is a national repository of genetic test results and
interpretations as reported by Australian diagnostic laboratories. It has just completed its pilot
phase in which we demonstrated the ability to semi-automatically collect and transfer data on the
genes involved in three diseases from the existing information management systems of three
laboratories. Access to data in the Node is available to diagnostic lab staff, doctors with patients
with inherited diseases and certified genetic counsellors. This project would see our collection
tools roll out to all Australian laboratories performing genetic testing and increase collection to all
genes tested in Australia. In addition, we would link the molecular data contained in the Australian
Node repository with existing and new clinical repositories in a de-identified manner. This linkage
would provide a novel platform for research into the cause and effects of genetic diseases, such as
Alport Syndrome, breast cancer and Long QT Syndrome. We have identified a specific research
community that we will be working with: the International Alport Mutation Consortium. They have
previously published maps of the collagen IV gene by combining molecular, clinical and
physiological data on the syndrome. These maps have allowed them to distinguish pathogenic from
normal variants, predict clinical phenotype and severity of the syndrome and increase
understanding of the biochemistry of the collagen IV network. The Human Variome Project
Australian Node will assist them in the creation of further maps of other genes.




Central data portals providing aggregated access to many data sets (as is the case with the Atlas of
Living Australia) are frequently optimal entrypoints for user annotations and machine analysis to
improve data quality. There are however significant challenges around ensuring that these
annotations are handled correctly. The curators of the original data sets need to be notified of the
issues, provided with simple workflows for response, and (optimally) enabled to incorporate
proposed fixes into the source databases. Subsequently users accessing these data need to be
able to understand whether and how the annotations have been handled. This project aims to use
messaging technologies to connect the ALA data portal directly with a several natural history
collection back-end databases to develop a robust workflow management solution to this problem,
for the benefit both of researchers and of data provider organisations. The solution would have
application in other contexts in which data discovery and use occurs through portals rather than as
part of the originating database.

AARNet (http://www.aarnet.edu.au ) are the Australian university sector's Internet / data
communication service provider; a collaboration platform provider much like ANDS, RDSI and
NeCTAR are. You may have heard about our CloudStor large data transfer service, or our NVCS
national video conferencing service. We're wholly owned by the universities and the CSIRO; our
mission is to assist in your research using the data comms network and associated capabilities that
we have available. ANybody who is considering putting in a proposal that has networking or file
transfer as a component is encouraged to get in touch with us and suss us out for synergies.
The Spatial Information Services Stack (SISS - http://siss.auscope.org) is an interoperable Spatial
Data Infrastructure (SDI) package that exploits open-source tools. The SISS enables stakeholders
such as organisations, agencies, communities and individual researchers to exchange their
information in an interoperable standardised manner. This project will focus on making the
eResearch tool - SISS available in the NeCTAR Research Cloud. This will ease the setup process
and hardware resourcing issues that can hinder exposure of data by a stakeholder. The project will
support an array of use cases to ensure maximum researcher uptake of the technology and the
data that it will expose.
There are a number of projects (e.g. IMOS, TERN) and agencies (e.g. BoM, CSIRO, AIMS, etc) that
routinely collect scientific observational data. Through standards and protocols such as the Open
Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) it is now possible to build a single
cloud based repository for the storage, access and management of a range of real time
observational data. Such a repository would provide a single point for access to an enormous range
of science data that currently, while freely available (via projects such as eMII-IMOS), is located in
disparate agencies and is difficult or impossible to integrate. Driving this need is the realisation that
multi-parameter data sets are required to understand the complexity of natural systems and the
environment that drives them. The creation of a single platform for all observational data allows
scientists to access a range of data to address particular issues. The provision of such a service
will then enable other services and clients to be built allowing a full end to end data management
and access systems to be built around the core set of services. The proposal is to take the existing
protocols and standards and to build a core set of data services for the storage, access and
delivery of observational data with a focus on real time data. The second stage is to develop „smart‟
clients to allow for the discovery and access of the data and then an event detection engine to
extract the knowledge within the data.
Quadrant is a software solution to the ongoing challenges faced by Qualitative and Mixed Method
research groups. Quadrant is an online qualitative and mixed methods project management and
analysis software package designed to allow teams of researchers to work collaboratively on
research projects. Quadrant‟s information architecture focuses on the participant, ensuring that
research teams are able to efficiently store all data, communications and decisions pertaining to a
research project in a central secure location. Specifically, Quadrant assists researchers in
purposive sampling, participant enrolment and scheduling, data storage, analysis, project
communications and reporting. Quadrant mimics the processes and methodology that is used in a
collaborative qualitative or mixed methods research project. Quadrant achieves this through the
organisation and storage of data according to project, participant and workflow stage and task.




We would like to consider augmenting our Cloud as a broader service through the NeCTAR
program.




In the past, production linkage systems have been limited by their inability to handle large data
sets. The major reason for this poor scalability is the exponential growth in the number of possible
matches as the “master datasets” extends. We intend to investigate and develop tools to ensure
that linkage systems can manage and transform datasets as the demand, complexity and size
grows. The focus will be on developing cost effective linkage infrastructure to support national and
international population health research collaboration. The proposed research tool will allow the
research community to schedule and run large scale linkages efficiently using the NeCTAR
infrastructure.
A range of projects in the clinical/biomedical domain; arts and humanities research environments;
national code/project management repository; helping folk achieve finer grained access control
(security)




Collaboration with NeSI, to establish shared international infrastructure platforms




1. Bring together most/all surface science labs in Aus into a uniform RLI, data and collaboration
space; 2. Extend sharepoint collaboration environment RIC to a University private cloud (Azure)
platform & integrate with RDSI/local storage
Communities Field of   Benefits?                                           Leading the Participating
to benefit? research                                                       proposal?   organisations?
            code?

all                    The project proposes three related pieces of    Intersect           CSIRO •	   AARNet
communities            functionality 1.A job-submission system,        Pty. Ltd.           •	The Ramaciotti
that rely on           wherein researchers can request a specific                          Centre (UNSW)
external               services from a lab, notifying the lab of the                       •	Southern Cross
processing of          number and type of samples they will send, and                      Plant Sciences
their data sets        the analyses they require. 2.A data extraction                      (SCU) •	  The
                       system, to assist laboratories in keeping track                     Environment
                       of data (including Q/A data) associated with                        Analysis Laboratory
                       jobs, and amalgamating that data so that it is                      (SCU) •
                       ready for delivery. 3.A data-delivery system,                       Bioplatforms
                       used by labs to deliver the data derived from                       Australia
                       processing samples. This would replace
                       existing systems of delivery such as physical
                       media (CDs, hard disks) and email.

                                                                           University of
                                                                           Sydney


                       Higher utilisation rates of key, scientific         University of AMMRF, BMRI,
                       instruments.                                        Sydney        ANFF, NIF


                       Allowing secure and accessible storage for          University of
                       data. Allowing increased analysis of data           Sydney
                       contained in the database. Greater sharing
                       facilities to enable researcher collaboration.




                       Facilitate large-scale and Australia-wide, multi-   University of
                       centre clinical trial research. Enable              Sydney -
                       collaborative data entry, authorised access and     School of
                       sharing of data with over 700 psycho-oncology       Psychology
                       researchers and clinicians who participate in
                       PoCoG's research.
                       Avoid hard drive failures that have been            University of
                       occuring regularly in the current system.           Sydney -
                                                                           Faculty of
                                                                           Arts and
                                                                           Social
                                                                           Sciences
Enable external trusted agencies, students,      University of
researchers and the general public to easily     Sydney
search for, access and upload archaeological
materials. Reduced cost on the university to
archive archaeological material. The pilot of an
interface to allow external users to upload data
to the archive will allow the AOL team evaluate
the process, and identify and resolve issues
relating to the external upload of material

Recover stories of individuals from the colonial University of
archives and construct their life narratives in   Sydney -
multiple colonial settings.                       FASS,
                                                  School of
                                                  Philosophica
                                                  l and
                                                  Historical
                                                  Inquiry
High level aims of the Metadata Aggregator        University of
project: • To provide user friendly mechanisms Sydney
to enable University of Sydney Researchers to Library
manage their research data responsibly, and
make their research data collections
discoverable to peers through Research Data
Australia (RDA) The metadata aggregator
project is looking to provide a solution that is
able to provide the following functionality: 1.
Provide mechanisms for Researchers to be
able to publicise their research data collections
in RDA. These research data collections may
be stored in the University RDS or elsewhere.
2. Provide mechanisms that facilitate
responsible data management through the
structuring of RDS held research data into
Research Groups, Research Activities, and
Research Data Collections. 3. Provide
mechanisms to enable Researchers to allow
collaborators access to RDS held research
data: a. Collaborators may be internal or
external to the University. b. Research data
access permissions should be sufficiently fine
grained to allow access at various levels (e.g.
Research Activity, Research data collection) 4.
Where authorised by Researchers, provide
mechanisms for direct peer access from RDA
Increase interactivity & access to ancient greek   University of
studies. Facilitate the "bringing to life" of      Sydney -
ancient greek traveller stories through            Faculty of
interactive means.                                 Arts and
                                                   Social
                                                   Sciences
                                                   (SOPHI,
                                                   Greek
                                                   History)
Clinical staff no longer requires to assist        University of
patients to complete the paper based               Sydney -
questionnaires as they will use „Hand Held‟        Clinical
device. Data entry cost saving under the           Ophthalmolo
current load. Reduction in support calls due to    gy and Eye
availability of Help functionality.                Health
Specifically, the CODCD DB will contain data       University of
and meta data to allow CODCD to cross              Sydney -
reference, client/patient with researcher, with    Centre for
results with discipline and research outcomes.     Obesity,
                                                   Diabetes
                                                   and
                                                   Cardiovascu
                                                   lar Disease

The project would an extensible, widely            University of Flinders, La Trobe,
applicable, and integrated system for              Sydney        UQ, 6 architecture
archaeological data management, the most                         consultancies
important features of which include: • Mobile
computing applications for collection of
archaeological data in the field. • Computing
application to assist the digitisation of legacy
data. • GIS / database infrastructure to support
mobile computing and data management and
analysis. • Software for the export of data from
internal databases to digital CHM registries. A
range of peer-reviewed publications is also
envisioned, including: • A stock-taking of digital
registries in Australia • An exploration of
usefulness of the Archaeological Map of
Bulgaria for landscape archaeology, despite its
origins as a CHM registry. • Empirical studies of
efficiency gains through the application of a
mobile computing system to fieldwork. •
Analysis of the usefulness of mobile computing
for landscape archaeology and CHM. • Site- or
project-specific applications undertaken by
investigators.
                               The Mobile Reality (Billy Blue‟s Harbour)       University of
                               project is expected to provide the following    Sydney -
                               benefits: • Making history accessible to the    FASS,
                               general public through innovative information   School of
                               delivery methods • Publishing important         Philosophica
                               historical information about the African        l and
                               diasporas in Australia • Pioneering             Historical
                               development of a young technology               Inquiry
                               (Augmented Reality technology) • The
                               development of applications that support
                               exploration of spatial history, an emerging
                               academic field that involves “…seek[ing] to
                               understand how space has been constructed
                               and has influenced historical developments in
                               different times and places.”

Scientific       Various;    Facilitate collaborative research; enhance        Monash        TBA
communities      including: research practices; and enhance research           University to
who use          physical,   impact                                            be lead
imaging          chemical,                                                     agent for the
facilities and   earth,                                                        tool
broader          biological,                                                   development
characterisati   medical &
on facilities    health
including        sciences,
AMMRF, NIF       and
and              engineering
Australian       .
Synchrotron.
Researchers      2103          The project will deliver software enabling     The           UNSW - iCinema,
in History,      Historical    Augmented Reality projects to be realised more University of Faculty of the Built
Architecture     Studies,      easily, enabling researchers to work with GIS  Sydney        Environment
and the Arts     1201          data to author augmented reality applications.
                 Architectur
                 e, 1902
                 Film,
                 Television
                 and Digital
                 Media
Australia and   The climate    Faster, more copmplete and detailed analyses     UTAS            To be negotaiated,
International   community      of climate model data. The products of these                     but likely to include
climate         cuts across    anayses and products can be reused for                           Monash University,
research        the Field of   climate community, including the impacts,                        UNSW, Bureau of
community       Research       adaptation and policy makers..                                   Meterology and
who use         Codes, but                                                                      other organisations
climate model   the primary
outputs like    codes are
those used in   those
IPCC            associated
assessments.    with
                meteorolog
                y,
                oceanogra
                phy, earth
                sciences,
                physical
                geography.
                These are
                the 04
                codes at
                the two
                digit level.
                The
                principle
                codes are
                Meteorolog
                y,




Water related   050202         Benefits of the database include immediate       University of   Griffith University,
scienctists,    30%            relevance to natural resource managers, policy New South         Monash University,
research on     060204         makers and communities; access to the most       Wales           Charles Sturt
water           30%            up to date scientific information for policy and                 University, Sydney
dependant       050205         management, improved community relations,                        Institute of Marine
ecosystems      30%            education and better-informed natural resource                   Science, UTS
and biota,      050203         and cultural heritage management. The system
natural         10%            saves considerable amounts of time and money
resource and                   by providing a rigorous analysis of what
cultural                       information is available and not available (gap
heritage                       analysis) from a wide range of sources.
managers and
Architecture,   080504          The building sector is the single largest emitter RMIT         QUT, Project
Engineering,    Ubiquitous      of greenhouse gases, responsible for almost       University   Services
Construction,   Computing       half of all CO2 produced. The research
Urban design,   (30%),          proposed in the system will influence the
Urban and       080605          modelling and design decision making
Transport       Decision        processes throughout different stages of
Planners        Support         building and large scale construction design,
                and Group       involving many specialised experts and non-
                Support         expert users, with an online and real-time
                Systems         decision support system.
                (20%),
                120101
                Architectur
                al Design
                (50%).
Urban           1205 Urban      Enabling interdisciplinary collaboration in urban CSIRO        Universities, ANDS,
systems,        and             built environment research.                                    AURIN
urban           Regional
planning,       Planning
ecosystems,     200%
climate         1203
adaptation,     Design
energy and      Practice
resources       and
planning.       Manageme
                nt 20%
                0915
                Interdiscipli
                nary
                Engineerin
                g 20%
                080110
                Simulation
                and
                Modelling
                40%
This proposal    Various        HUNI will: ·     Enable humanities researchers Deakin           Flinders University,
will benefit a   humanities     to work with cultural datasets more efficiently  University     University of
broad range      FORs,          and effectively, and on a larger scale than is                  Queensland,
of               particularly   presently possible; ·     Encourage the                         UNSW, ANU,
communities      those in       systematic sharing of research data between                     University of WA,
and              divisions      humanities researchers and cultural                             University of
stakeholders     19, 20, 21     institutions; ·   Encourage a higher level of                   Melbourne and
including        and 22.        cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary                        others including
individual                      research, both within the humanities and                        various national
researchers in                  between the humanities and other disciplines; ·                 cultural institutions.
the                             Ensure that Australian cultural datasets and the
humanities,                     research associated with them become part of
national                        the emerging international Linked Open Data
humanities                      environment.
research
groups,
custodians of
cultural
archives and
datasets,
policymakers
and members
of the public.


Scientists     Too many         The proposed VL will: a) provide a high-end,    The             Australian
who use        to list          managed environment for a broad range of        University of   Microscopy and
characterisati                  Australian scientists allowing them to unlock   Queensland      Microanalysis
on facilities,                  knowledge through the analysis of collected                     Research Facility,
including                       data, b) provide easy access to analysis tools                  National Imaging
those                           and techniques that can be applied to data sets                 Facility, The
provided by                     from a broad range of microscopy and imaging                    Australian
AMMRF, NIF                      modalities and dimensions, c) stimulate multi-                  Synchrotron,
and                             scale and multi-modal imaging, d) provide                       ANSTO, MASSIVE
Australian                      easy access to a wide range of imaging tools
Synchrotron                     and techniques, e) provide a common
                                environment for multi-institutional and
                                geographically dispersed research groups.

All research                    The proposal will represent a de-duplication of   CAUDIT        The University of
communities                     infrastructure and service delivery for all                     Tasmania, The
                                Australian universities and research                            University of
                                organisations that want to provide an access                    Sydney, UTS,
                                point to eResearch services and applications,                   Newcastle
                                whether those are national, state-based, or                     University, The
                                related to a particular research community or                   University of
                                institution.                                                    Wollongong,
                                                                                                Intersect
                        Reduced IT administration costs due to            University of
                        consolidation of three separate departmental IT   Sydney -
                        resources into a single shared resource.          School of
                        Increased productivity due to a centralised,      Psychology
                        secure, standardised, and searchable
                        file/document management facility – expected to
                        reduce time required in storing, retrieving and
                        sharing information. Easier sharing of
                        information and improved collaboration across
                        CeMPED‟s three member departments. Easier
                        administration of users and their access
                        permissions. In the past there have been
                        procedural bottlenecks with granting of
                        permissions across departments.


Plant        DIVISION   This project addresses the information gap      CSIRO             Australian National
Phenomics,   06         between having having a phenotype of interest                     University, Monash
Mouse        BIOLOGIC   and the environmental conditions under which it                   University,
Phenomics,   AL         arises, and knowing the exact nature of the                       University of
Repository   SCIENCES   genome variance that caused the phenotype.                        Queensland,
Users        40%                                                                          University of
             DIVISION                                                                     Adelaide
             07
             AGRICULT
             URAL AND
             VETERINA
             RY
             SCIENCES
             30%
             DIVISION
             11
             MEDICAL
             AND
             HEALTH
             SCIENCES
             30%
Humanities,      Groups:     World's best practice digital public space VL for Curtin       National and state
arts, social     1901 Art    the HASS researcher community                     University   libraries (NSLA),
sciences,        Theory and                                                                 national and
citizens and     Criticism                                                                  international
non-university   1902 Film,                                                                 broadcasters,
community        Television                                                                 RMIT, Curtin
scholarship      and Digital                                                                University, Griffith
                 Media                                                                      University,
                 1903                                                                       Queensland
                 Journalism                                                                 University of
                 and                                                                        Technology,
                 Profession                                                                 Swinburne
                 al Writing                                                                 University of
                 1904                                                                       Technology,
                 Performing                                                                 University of South
                 Arts and                                                                   Australia, University
                 Creative                                                                   of Melbourne,
                 Writing                                                                    select galleries and
                 1905 Visual                                                                museums
                 Arts and
                 Crafts
                 1203
                 Design
                 practice
                 and
                 manageme
                 nt 1601
                 Anthropolo
                 gy 1603
                 Demograph
                 y 1605
                 Policy and
                 Administrat
Life Sciences, 0601/0602/ Despite the success of several international       Macquarie    University of NSW,
Medical,       0606/0609/ initiatives the glycosciences still lack a         University   Sydney, NSW,
Biotechnology 0614 - 50% managed infrastructure that contributes to the                   Australia, Institute
               0304/0303/ advancement of research through the provision                   of Glycomics,
               0306-25% of comprehensive structural and experimental                      Griffith University,
               1101/1106/ glycan data collections. UniCarbKB is an                        Queensland ARC
               1102/1112/ initiative that aims to promote the creation of an              CoE in Plant Cell
               1102/1107 - online information storage and search platform                 Walls and Bio21,
               25%         for glycomics and glycobiology research. The                   University of
                           knowledgebase will offer a freely accessible                   Melbourne and the
                           and information rich resource supported by                     BioPlatforms
                           querying interfaces, annotation technologies                   Australia
                           and the adoption of common standards to                        Recombinant
                           integrate structural, experimental and functional              Protein
                           data. The UniCarbKB framework endeavours to                    manufacturing
                           support the growth of glycobioinformatics and                  facilities in
                           the dissemination of knowledge through the                     Melbourne, Sydney
                           provision of an open and unified portal to                     , Adelaide and
                           encourage the sharing of data. In order to                     Brisbane. University
                           achieve this, the framework is committed to the                of Gothenburg,
                           development of tools and procedures that                       Sweden ,National
                           support data annotation, and expanding                         Institute for
                           interoperability through cross-referencing of                  Bioprocessing
                           existing databases.                                            Research and
                                                                                          Training, Dublin,
                                                                                          Ireland,Soka
                                                                                          University, Tokyo,
                                                                                          Japan, University of
                                                                                          Oxford, Oxford,
                                                                                          UK,Max Planck
                                                                                          Institute of Colloids
                                                                                          and Interfaces,
                                                                                          Berlin, Germany
The MHTP      11****        The bulk of this community are not researchers Monash             Those with the need
(Monash,      (eg.1112**    in bioinformatics. This environment allows     University         for transitional
Prince        ) 080301      these researchers to more readily integrate                       pipelines in the
Henry's                     high throughput genomics into the evidence                        MHTP and AMREP
Institute,                  base of their research programs.                                  precincts. The
South Health)                                                                                 approach is
and AMREP                                                                                     common with UQ
(Monash,                                                                                      and UoM
BakerIDI,                                                                                     discussions on a
Burnett,                                                                                      genomics cloud
Alfred                                                                                        template.
Hospital)
precincts
which
represents
35% of
Victoria's
ARC and
NHMRC
income, and
beyond.

Medical       1112          Enhanced ability to cost-effectively manage the   Uni of          St John of God
research      Oncology      collection and analysis of cancer research data   Western         Hospital, Uni of
community     and           and biospecimens; improved access to existing     Australia       Melbourne Centre
              Carcinogen    and new data and biospecimen resources,           Centre for      for Mega
              esis - 70%    greater access to analysis resources, improved    Genetic         Epidemiology,
              080301        cross-research group collaboration, greatly       Epidemiolog     Australian Twin
              Bioinformat   improved access to risk management decision       y&              Registry, McGill
              ics           support tools by physicians and patients.         Biostatistics   University, Clinical
              Software –                                                                      Oncological Society
              30%                                                                             of Australia
Genomics        0604          Reduced price of entry' best practice genomics; University of   VLSCI, University of
around          Genetics      integration of analysis tools, public and private Queensland    Melbourne
Australia,      0605          datasets, and visualisation platforms;                          Research Services,
extensible to   Microbiolog   scalability; collaboration tools and platforms;                 VeRSI, University of
other -omics.   y 060102      reproducibility and research provenance.                        Queensland
Fundamental,    Bioinformat                                                                   Genome Research
biomedical      ics 080301                                                                    Computing, QCIF,
and primary     Bioinformat                                                                   Galaxy developer
industries      ics                                                                           team (international),
genomics        Software                                                                      QFAB, IMB, various
researchers.                                                                                  research institutions
                                                                                              involved in
                                                                                              evaluation,
                                                                                              outreach and
                                                                                              training




Quantitative    10% 1603      This Virtual Laboratory and associated          Australian    Australian Data
social          Demograph     eResearch Tools will provide: * Increased       Consortium Archive, ANU
scientists      y 10%         efficiencies, more flexibility and better       for Social
                1604          economies of scale in academic survey           and Political
                Human         research; * Faster availability of research     Research
                Geography     data; * Technical and methodological            Incorporated
                10% 1605      expertise embedded in data collection
                Policy and    technology; * International community
                Administrat   standards and protocols, embedded in data
                ion 30%       collection technology; * Automated data
                1606          archiving and data dissemination for data
                Political     appropriate to the Australian Data Archive.
                Science
                30% 1608
                Sociology
                10% 1699
                Other
                Studies in
                Human
                Society
Structural     060112        This would enable the research community to     CSIRO        Australian
biology        Structural    more usefully use the australian synchrotron,                Synchrotron,
               Biology       and would allow pertinant feedback into the                  University of
               (incl.        crystallisation optimisation process.                        Queensland,
               Macromole                                                                  Monash University
               cular
               Modelling)
               80%
               080612
               Interorgani
               sational
               Information
               Systems
               and Web
               Services
               20%
Marine         060205        Marine research has traditionally been good at iVEC /        IMOS, AODN,
research       Marine and    measuring and monitoring the physical             AODN       ANDS, Euan
community      Estuarine     parameters of the ocean however there has                    Harvey - UWA,
               Ecology       been a lack of coordination in monitoring                    Australian Centre
               (incl.        marine ecology. The increased use of Baited                  for Field Robotics -
               Marine        Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS)                     USYD and other
               Ichthyology   and other underwater video technologies has                  State and
               ) 0502        led to an opportunity to address this gap. These             Commonwealth
               Environme     technologies have many benefits over                         marine agencies (in
               ntal          traditional ones however there are issues with               discussion with at
               Science       current management of the data that restrict full            the moment)
               and           value being derived. Issues include the poor
               Manageme      management of the ever-increasing volume of
               nt 0704       video footage and lack of access to the raw and
               Fisheries     processed observation data (e.g. lengths /
               Sciences      counts of fish which leads to fragmented
                             collections and no coordinated monitoring of
                             marine and fish ecology. By linking together
                             existing workflows, hardware and software a
                             national infrastructure can be established for
                             the improved management of Australia‟s
                             marine environment.


Ecologists,    050206        Scalable biodiversity monitoring, monitoring the QUT, Paul   TERN, QCIF, UQ,
TERN           80%           impacts of climate change, land use change,      Roe         USC
(Terrestrial   080399        biosecurity (invasive species monitoring)
Ecosystem      20%
Research
Network)
Geodynamics     0403 - 40%   Providing a centralised modelling resource to     Monash           Australian National
/ structural    0404 - 40%   connect field geologists, data collections and    University       University,
geology /       0806 - 10%   3D / 4D modelling tools. The capability targets -                  Macquarie
geophysics      0805 - 10%   brown and green-field mineral exploration;                         University,
                             geothermal exploration; groundwater utilisation;                   Melbourne
                             carbon sequestration; integrated large basin                       University, Sydney
                             resources analysis and management.                                 University,
                                                                                                University of
                                                                                                Queensland


The life        .n/a         Projects requiring in depth and experienced           QFAB
science                      delivery of bioinformatics skills will benefit from   operates
research                     QFAB's proven record of delivering relevent           throughout
community                    solutions                                             Australia
generally.
QFAB will
provide
support to
research
organisations
in the field of
biological
science
especially
those with
projects
involving
'omics'
technology
Agriculture      090903         The software tools proposed will provide          University of   Meat & Livestock
with potential   Geospatial     livestock scientists with the quantitative means New              Australia, Dairy
flow on          Information    to study animal behaviour using the extremely England             Australia, NSW
benefits to      Systems        large volumes of data derived from livestock                      Department of
ecology and      010401         tracking devices. Livestock managers will also                    Agriculture,
statistics.      Applied        benefit from these same tools which, when                         Forestry and
                 Statistics     operational, will assist with the assessment of a                 Fisheries,
                 070104         variety of management strategies designed to                      Landgate, Milne
                 Agricultural   increase production efficiency, improve animal                    Agrigroup,
                 Spatial        welfare and increase survival rates. Activities                   Sundown Pastoral
                 Analysis       aimed at addressing current gaps in scientific                    Group, Central
                 and            knowledge as well as demonstrating the                            Queensland
                 Modelling      practical relevance of outcomes to livestock                      University, Curtin
                 070203         industry will ensure a line-of-sight between the                  University, Grains
                 Animal         scientific endeavour and practical utilisation                    Research &
                 Manageme       pathways.                                                         Development
                 nt                                                                               Corporation,
                                                                                                  Charles Sturt
                                                                                                  University &
                                                                                                  Evergraze Program,
                                                                                                  University of
                                                                                                  Sydney, University
                                                                                                  of Southern
                                                                                                  Queensland,
                                                                                                  University of
                                                                                                  Queensland,
                                                                                                  Victorian
                                                                                                  Department of
                                                                                                  Primary Industries,
                                                                                                  NSW Industry &
                                                                                                  Investment
Social          Family and   To build on the new ADA suite of services       Australian   Uni of Queensland;
sciences,       Household    (http://ada.edu.au/ada/home), extending         National     Uni of Melbourne;
economics       Studies      advanced analytical capacity for researchers in University   Uni of Technology,
and business,   Australian   the Higher Ed, government, NGO and private                   Sydney; Uni of
humanities,     Governmen    sectors.                                                     Western Australia
Asia-Pacific    t and
area studies    Politics
                Applied
                Sociology,
                Program
                Evaluation
                and Social
                Impact
                Assessmen
                t Social
                Policy
                Aboriginal
                and Torres
                Strait
                Islander
                History


As a           n/a           Intersect has a strong track record in delivering n/a        n/a
capability                   software and infrastructure, with an
partner aim to               experienced team of project managers,
support all                  analysts, user interface designers, software
research                     engineerings and quality assurance specialists.
disciplines.                 We have significant experience working with
                             researchers, and in delivering software into
                             research organisations.
Business,     25% 1501      The tool will result in a substantial improvement Sirca    University of
Economics     Accounting,   in research scope and productivity. Analysis of            Technology -
and Finance   Auditing      five of the top ranked journals in business,               Sydney, University
              and           economics and finance shows that 51% of all                of Melbourne,
              Accountabil   published papers are using 2 or more data                  University of
              ity 25%       sources. At the moment the linking of these                Sydney, University
              1502          data sources is a time consuming manual                    of Queensland,
              Banking,      process. The proposed tool will eliminate much             Australian Centre
              Finance       of this repetitive manual labour, empowering               for Financial
              and           researchers to concentrate on an expanded                  Studies, ASX
              Investment    range of research questions.
              20% 1503
              Business
              and
              Manageme
              nt 20%
              1402
              Applied
              Economics
              10% 1605
              Policy and
              Administrat
              ion

The proposed 160200         The proposed secure datalab would have four Griffith       Queensland Police
research       Criminolog   major impacts on crime research in Australia. University   Service, Australian
laboratory     y            First, access to geospatially coded police crime           Institute of
would attract               data will facilitate the ongoing development of            Criminology, ARC
the research                advanced crime analysis methods and tools.                 Centre of
attention of                These tools will benefit operational policing and          Excellence in
many                        crime control resulting in a reduction in crime            Policing and
disciplines,                and safer communities.Second, incorporating                Security
including                   additional geocoded databases with police
criminologists              crime data combined with sophisticated
,                           analytical techniques (ie place, route and
psychologists,              temporal algorithms, spatial autocorrelation and
geospatial                  regression, spatial interpolation and interaction
and urban                   and multiple-point geostatistics analyses) will
researchers,                provide better depictions of the criminal
computer                    environment. These understandings will
scientists,                 enhance policing practice. Third, this facility
economists,                 will provide opportunities for training and skill
public health               development both for students and scholars as
and                         well as operational police analysts. Access to
information                 these datasets will provide opportunities for
technology                  HDR students and the professional
engineers.                  development of crime analysts in police
                            agencies across Australia. Finally, the data
                            laboratory, the first of its kind in Australia and
                            developed in conjunction with international
                            partners, will establish data sharing protocols
The            0402          Building upon existing eResearch infrastructure The
geosciences/   Geochemis     (such as AuScope), VirGO will enable the         University of
earth          try 0403      fusion, visualisation and mining of diverse sets Sydney
sciences in    Geology       of geodata and high-performance computer
general        0404          model outputs made available on the AuScope
               Geophysics    Data Grid via the Spatial Information Services
               0405          Stack. This multi-dimensional information
               Oceanogra     content will be provided in a plate tectonic
               phy           framework from continent-wide scales to
                             regional exploration target scales, making it
                             relevant and attractive to University,
                             government and industry researchers alike.
                             The infrastructure will be a consumer of data
                             sources already provided in Australia, thus
                             facilitating a return on investment regarding
                             these. The virtual observatory paradigm lends
                             itself to both the depth and breadth of use
                             cases required.

High Energy    0202          Both the ATLAS and Belle II experiments will    University of    University of
Physicis       Atomic,       generate many petabytes of data. The analysis Melbourne          Sydney, Adelaide
               Molecular,    of this is beyond the capabilities of any one                    University, Monash
               Nuclear,      organisation and will requires a coordinated                     University
               Particle      global response. NeCTAR will provide
               and           Australia's contribution to this global effort.
               Plasma
               Physics
All            VPAC          VPAC provides expertise and project           VPAC can           Seeking lead
               underpins     management skills, and has a successful track work               organisations for
               realisation   record delivering advanced computing          nationally.        collaborations
               and           outcomes.
               delivery of
               the primary
               project, as
               a
               supporting
               organisatio
               n.
Taxonomy,      0603           Improved capacity for biosecurity and             CSIRO       Existing Atlas of
biodiversity,  Evolutionar    sustainable agriculture. Better ability to inform Ecosystem   Living Australia
biosecurity    y Biology      policy and operational outcomes in biodiversity Sciences      partners, including
               0602           conservation.                                                 State Museums,
               Ecology                                                                      biological
               0607 Plant                                                                   collections, ABRS
               Biology                                                                      (SEWPAC)
               0608
               Zoology
               050202
               Conservati
               on and
               Biodiversity
               0701
               Agriculture,
               Land and
               Farm
               Manageme
               nt
The            080612         Greatly enhanced ability to securely store,     TERN Eco-     NERP, NPEI, TERN
ecological     33%            retrieve and utilise ecological datasets for    informatics   LAMPS/Ausplots/LT
research       080603         science and policy                                            ER/Supersites,
community,     33%                                                                          ALA, ANDS
including "big 080704
picture"       34%
research such
as for Climate
change
The members       2-digit       This Request for Proposal will build capacity    Deakin     Flinders University,
of the Cultural   FoRS 12,      within, and enhance interoperability between, University    University of
Datasets          16, 19, 20,   Australia‟s most important cultural research and            Queensland,
Consortium        21, 22        information assets. Taken collectively, these               UNSW, ANU,
putting                         datasets offer the unrealised promise of a                  University of
forward this                    distributed national cultural archive. This                 Melbourne, RMIT
proposal                        proposal will advance the expansion of                      University, UWA,
represent the                   knowledge about Australia‟s cultural life by                Maquarie,
key                             enabling an integrated, nation-wide, cross-                 University of
institutional                   disciplinary approach to these various                      Sydney, RMIT,
data                            humanities and creative arts repositories of                Victoria University.
collections in                  primary and secondary data.
Australia. We
are
experienced
at developing
information
infrastructure
for Australian
researchers in
humanities
and creative
arts. We aim
to provide all
stakeholders
with
opportunities
to find value
in the data,
tools and
services we
have been
creating over
Materials                       This proposal will encourage collaboration,   CSIRO         Membrane Society
Australia,                      guide future research, link fundamental       Computation   of Australasia and
Membrane                        research with industry, achieve world         al and        Center of Molecular
Society of                      recognition.                                  Simulation    Simulation
Australasia,                                                                  Science,
Australian                                                                    Aaron
Water                                                                         Thornton
Association,
Center of
Molecular
Simulation.
International   110316       The linking of national repositories of clinical     Genomic        Univeristy of
Alport          Pathology and molecular data in the area of inherited             Disorders      Melbourne
Mutation        (excl. Oral disease                                               Research       Departments of
Consortium      Pathology) -                                                      Centre         Pathology and
and other       40%                                                                              Medicine,
genetic         110311                                                                           Queensland
pathologists    Medical                                                                          Pathology,
                Genetics                                                                         Westmead Hospital,
                (excl.                                                                           SA Pathology,
                Cancer                                                                           International Alport
                Genetics) -                                                                      Mutation
                20%                                                                              Consortium, others
                111203                                                                           TBA
                Cancer
                Genetics -
                20%
                060411
                Population,
                Ecological
                and
                Evolutionar
                y Genetics -
                10%
                060102
                Bioinformat
                ics - 10%


Natural         0602     Improved data management, quality control,               CSIRO          Council of Heads of
history         Ecology  shared annotation of data                                Ecosystem      Australasian
collections,    40% 0607                                                          Sciences       Herbaria, Council of
ecological      Plant                                                                            Heads of Australian
researchers,    Biology                                                                          Faunal Collections
taxonomists     30% 0608
                Zoology
                30%




all: AARNet     all          We'd love to hear from anybody who is                we are open
are keen to                  considering submitting a proposal to NeCTAR          to all
aid every                    that relies on (fast) file transfer or remote data   organisation
discipline                   access or, inversely data access for remote or       s to contact
                             even overseas parties. There's a good chance         us
                             we can make those go smoother and faster and
                             we believe we can help you avoid reinventing
                             the wheel.
Research        Highly       Scalable Spatial data infrastructure, ease   CSIRO   Geoscience
communities     applicable - setup/configuration, maximise community              Australia, NCI,
with Spatial    Earth        uptake, standardise spatial data delivery            iVEC
Information/d   Sciences
ata             (04)
                Environme
                ntal
                Sciences
                (05)
                Information
                and
                Computing
                sciences
                (08)
                Biological
                Sciences
                (06)
                Highly
                Probable -
                History and
                Archaeolog
                y (21) Built
                Environme
                nt and
                Design (12)
                Potential:
                Agricultural
                and Vet
                Sciences
                (07)
                Medical
                and health
                sciences
Observational   0502          The proposal would dramtically improve access     Integrated    AIMS, CSIRO,
Community,      Environme     to observational data, with an emphasis on real   Marine        BoM, University of
especially      ntal          time and near real time data, as well as          Observing     Melbourne / ISSNIP
IMOS, TERN      Science       providing tools for the discovery, use and        System
                and           knowledge extraction from the data. This would    (IMOS) via
                Manageme      integrate into projects such as IMOS and TERN     the
                nt - High     to deliver new outcomes from these                University of
                0501          investments.                                      Tasmania
                Ecological
                Application
                s - High
                040503
                Physical
                Oceanogra
                phy - High
                040502
                Chemical
                Oceanogra
                phy -
                Medium
                040104
                Climate
                Change
                Processes -
                Medium
                040603
                Hydrogeolo
                gy -
                Medium
                080605
                Decision
                Support
                and Group
Quadrant         1117.1199.     Quadrant offers Qualitative and Mixed Methods CQUniversit Griffith University,
meets the        1110,13.x,     researchers a secure and ethically compliant     y        LaTrobe University,
needs of         16.x,          collaborative space to undertake research.                New Business
researchers      15.x,17.x,1    Quadrant delivers benefits such as: greater               Media, Curtin
and research     8.x,20.x,      research efficiency; greater transparency and             University,
teams using      21.x, 22.x     audit capabilities in research decisions;                 University of
qualitative      Please         decreased task duplication; automatic                     Western Australia
and mixed        note,          collection of meta-information and one-click
methods          Quadrant is    data de-identification and archive capabilities.
methodologie     not
s. Qualitative   research
and mixed        discipline
methods          specific. It
research         is intended
methodologie     to be used
s account for    for any
a significant    research
proportion of    that uses
methodologie     Qualitative
s used in        and Mixed
fields such as   Methods
Health,          research.
Humanities,      Above FoR
Social           codes are
Science,         not
Politics,        comprehen
Marketing,       sive.
Communicati
ons,
Criminology,
Sociology,
Education
and
Astronomy,                      Releasing more resources to the communities   ANU          CSIRO, BoM, GA
Earth                           that we have established a working
Systems                         relationship.
Science,
Social
Sciences,
Geophysics,
Earth
Observation,
TERN, NCI
Population       1117 (30%) Cost effective infrastructure to support national Curtin
Health           0806 (45%) and international population health research      University
Research (but    0104 (25%) collaboration.
Potentially
and field
requiring data
linkage)
Clinical/biome 1112; 1114; Cure cancer; find Higgs Boson; and too many       University of Too many to list
dical/arts and 0803; 0805; others to document here                           Melbourne here: probably 5-10
humanities/ot 2002; 2004;                                                    (and          in each bid.
hers                                                                         probably
                                                                             others to be
                                                                             decided)




Radio           0601 1007 Large scale shared capabilities, closer to         NeCTAR        NeSI, NZ
Astronomy,      0307 0201 sustainability                                                   Genomics,
Genomics,                                                                                  MacDiarmid
Chemsistry,                                                                                Institute,
Nanomaterial                                                                               Bioinformatics
s                                                                                          Institute, ICRAR
All surface     0204 for      1. Standardise and harmonise surface science La Trobe        1. ANU, Deakin,
science labs    surface       collaboration and data sharing reducing         University   USyd, Monash,
in Australia    science All confusion, costs and increasing Aus presence                   others/ 2. USyd,
extending to    divisions (1- in the field 2. VREs are well-known to increase              VU, Otago VeRSI
overseas/Gen    22) for VRE researcher productivity but have been too                      For the
eral research                 specific, limited and difficult. The widespread              Australian
communities                   use of sharepoint allows building a widespread,              Synchrotron
                              easily maintainable platform that can extend to              ANSTO
                              multiple sites with Azure, increasing                        Deakin U
                              productivity and efficiency.                                 AMMRF through
                                                                                           Tim White at ANU

                                                                                           Internationals

                                                                                           Peter Cumpson -
                                                                                           National ESCA
                                                                                           Facility Univ of
                                                                                           Newcastle UK
                                                                                           Richard Farnsworth
                                                                                           - Advanced Photon
                                                                                           Source USA
                                                                                           Stewart McIntrye -
                                                                                           U Western Ontario
                                                                                           (+ Canadian Light
                                                                                           Source) Canada
                                                                                           Cedric Powell -
                                                                                           NIST
eResearch       Can
partners?       others
                contact
                you?
AARNet          yes
•	Intersect •
CSIRO




                Yes



                Yes



                Yes




                Yes




                Yes
Yes




Yes




Yes
Yes




Yes




Yes




Yes
                Yes




Monash e-       Yes
Research
Centre and a
number of
institutional
partners




Intersect       Yes
NCI, RDSI   Yes
node
members,
NECTAR
cloud
members




Intersect   Yes,
            where
            there is a
            need
            identified
            and
            required
            expertise
            available
RMIT e-    Yes
Research




           Yes
VeRSI,         Yes
Intersect




Monash         Yes
eResearch,
UQ,
UMelbourne,
Intersect




CAUDIT, The Yes,
University of definitely
Tasmania, The
University of
Sydney,
Intersect
             Yes




ANDS,        Yes,
NECTAR, NCI, ofcourse.
etc
iVEC   Yes. Mark
       on 0431
       658 123. I
       will shout
       coffee.
Australian      yes
Proteome
Analysis
Facility,
Sydney,
Australia;Swis
s Institute of
Bioinformatics,
Geneva,
Switzerland
Monash        Yes.
eResearch
Centre




Uni of Western Yes
Australia
Centre for
Genetic
Epidemiology
& Biostatistics,
Uni of
Melbourne
Centre for
Mega
Epidemiology,
Australian
Twin Registry,
McGill
University
University of  Yes
Melbourne
Research
Services,
VeRSI, VLSCI,
QCIF (also
see
participating
organisations)




ANU          Yes
Supercompute
r Facility
VeRSI         yes




iVEC, IMOS,   Yes
AODN




QCIF          yes
Monash         YES
University
eResearch
Centre,




NCI SF in       Yes
Bioinformatics,
at least
Intersect   Yes
ANUSF - data Yes
cloud services
and e-
Research tool
developers




Intersect.   Yes.
Sirca, Intersect Yes




Queensland       yes
Cyber
Infrastructure
Foundation
(QCIF),
Griffith
eResearch
Unit
Spatial        Yes
Information
Services
Stack,
Geoscience
Australia..mor
e to come




CERN,         yes.
TRIUMF, KEK,
PNNL,
University of
Geneva,
Fermilab,
Brookhaven
National Lab
              yes
Atlas of Living Yes
Australia and
existing
partners




eRSA           Definitely
               YES
VeRSI,       Yes
Intersect




CSIRO        Yes
Advanced
Scientific
Computing
Center
Victorian       Yes
Partnership for
Advanced
Computing




Atlas of Living Yes
Australia




               yes, we
               are keen
               to provide
               the
NCI, NeCTAR Yes
(Uni Melb),
iVEC
University of   Yes
Melbourne,
TPAC, iVEC
NSP,          Yes
CQUniversity,
Griffith
University,
New Business
Media, QCIF
(to be
confirmed)




NCI          Yes,
             happy to
             consider.




iVEC         Yes
University of yes
Melbourne
(and probably
others to be
decided)




NeCTAR,      Yes
NeSI




All above    Yes

				
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