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RFP - Questions and Answers

Request for proposal

NeCTAR's request for proposal is the process by which Australian research institutions, organisations, researchers and their technical partners are invited to submit project proposals to create an aspect of NeCTAR infrastructure. NeCTAR's RFP stage two opened on May 4, 2012. Stage two has a focus on:

  • Virtual Laboratories that harness existing national and institutional research infrastructure capabilities to improve researcher access and support collaborative research workflows on a national scale;
  • Research Cloud nodes to deploy and operate the distributed computational and storage infrastructure of the NeCTAR Research Cloud.

RFP questions and answers

If you have a RFP stage two question, please forward it to

The following questions and answers are the result of a formal recording of questions asked by researchers, academics, technically proficient researchers and the wider research community during NeCTAR's stage one RFP which opened in September 2011. This information is provided to assist those considering submitting a project proposal for RFP stage two. The information has been gathered into six themes listed below:

RFP general questions

Identifying a research community, research impact

Licensing, pricing, costs and charging models