Researcher Lauren Gawne has just completed a linguistics PhD thesis. She is not necessarily a technical person, yet has embraced the technologies of the NeCTAR cloud and by doing so, says it has created many online benefits, cost savings, efficiencies and collaborations. “I can now search texts much quicker and modify them to suit my purposes." Lauren is encouraging other researchers. "Reach out...there is such great infrastructure...try something new and do not be afraid.”
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Using cloud technology to manage experiments
Dr Shelley Wickham is a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Working in Associate Professor William Shih’s lab, the entire lab uses an open-source electronic lab book which is hosted on the Amazon cloud to manage their computational and wet lab experiments.
This cloud hosted lab book gives them lots of advantages, like being able to access and edit their lab records anywhere and anytime, browse the pages and notes of their lab workmates, as well as easily accessing shared, communal reference information.
For all of the detail please go to http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/researchservices/2011/11/23/mediawiki-as-electonic-lab-book/