A partnership among 13 public institutions, HuNI combines information from 30 of Australia’s most significant cultural datasets, with the potential to incorporate more in future. HuNI allows researchers to create, save, and publish selections of data, analyse and assert relationships among data, share findings, and export the data for use in external environments.
The Genomics Virtual Laboratory (GVL) funded through NeCTAR, is taking the information technology out of bioinformatics, providing biologists with easy access to a suite of genomics tools and resources.
Human communication scientists can now study speech, language, text, and music on a larger scale, thanks to Alveo, a virtual laboratory funded through NeCTAR. Alveo was officially launched in June 2014 and brings together data collections, analysis tools, and workflow in a common environment.
The Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory (TAO) empowers astronomers to build complex customised views of the Universe, all from the comfort of their own computer. Swinburne Associate Professor Darren Croton, said: “TAO makes it easy and efficient for any astronomer to create these virtual universes. It's the culmination of years of effort that is now at the fingertips of scientists around the world... using TAO it might take a few minutes to create a mock catalogue of galaxies, versus months or even years of development previously.”
NeCTAR is an initiative of the Australian Government being conducted as part of the Super Science Initiative and financed from the Education Investment Fund, and the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. The University of Melbourne has been appointed the lead agent.