eResearch: new tools for big science

In this article

  1. What is eResearch?
  2. Services & infrastructure
  3. National capabilities
  4. Australia's eResearch initiatives

Australia's eResearch initiatives

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We're part of national eResearch science projects including:

  • ASKAP. A next-generation radio telescope comprising thirty-six antennas working together as a single instrument.
    Read more in Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).
  • Atlas of Living Australia. A data management and presentation system that will link biological data with the approximately 60 million reference specimens (plant, animal and microbial) held in Australia's research collections. CSIRO is a key player in this collaboration.
    Read more in Atlas of Living Australia [external link].
  • AusCover. A distributed archive of national terrestrial remote sensing data and information services. It is coordinated by CSIRO.
    Read more in TERN: Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network [external link].
  • AuScope. Advanced systems for acquiring, analysing and visualising geological data, such as a virtual library of drill core samples and a four-dimensional model of the Australian continent. CSIRO’s experts in earth sciences are major contributors to half of the components of AuScope.
    Read more in AuScope [external link].
  • Australian Biosecurity Intelligence Network (ABIN). A secure web portal through which researchers and regulators will be able to access information and know-how to improve their ability to work together on biosecurity issues such as the emergence of equine flu. CSIRO leads this collaboration.
    Read more in ABIN [external link].
  • Australian National Fabrication Facility. Providing researchers and industry with specialised products made to order. CSIRO is one of the consortium of organisations operating the node of this facility in the Australian state of Victoria.
    Read more in ANFF [external link].
  • Australian Plant Phenomics Facility. CSIRO is a partner in this facility which makes it easier for scientists to trace the connections between plant characteristics (how efficiently they use sunlight, for example) and their genes.
    Read more in The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility.
  • Collaborative Biosecurity Research Facility. CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) operates this facility which gives the international research community increased access to this specialised pathogen containment space.
    Read more in AAHL Collaborative Biosecurity Research Facility.
  • Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS). A distributed set of sensors (on floats, buoys, satellites and ships) and data information services used by marine climate researchers in Australia and around the world. CSIRO is a key player in this collaboration and operates several core elements of IMOS.
    Read more in IMOS [external link].
  • OzFlux. A network of weather stations across Australia and New Zealand continuously measuring the exchange of carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. CSIRO coordinates this facility, which is part of a global network.
    Read more in OzFlux [external link].
  • Recombinant Protein Production and Purification Facility. A state-of-the-art facility, part of which is hosted at CSIRO's Clayton site, for protein development, production and process optimisation.
    Read more in Recombinant Protein Production and Purification Facility.
  • Remote Computed Tomography Reconstruction, Simulation and Visualization Services. Testing experiments planned for the Australian Synchrotron. CSIRO is a partner in the Synchrotron and its supercomputing facilities.
    Read more about Remote Computed Tomography Reconstruction, Simulation and Visualization Services [external link].