While there is some uncertainty around how the eResearch environment will look going forward, there is no uncertainty about how critical national ICT infrastructure supporting research is.
This infrastructure consists of entities such as Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), Australian Access Federation (AAF), Australian National Data Service (ANDS), National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) and Research Data Services (RDS) working together to provide services that support the eResearch sector, underpin research impact and excellence, and drive economic, environmental, health and social benefits for Australia.
We interviewed Ian Duncan, RDS Director about the role RDS plays and some of the new projects in the pipeline involving other infrastructure partners, including AARNet.
Sep 20, 2017
AARNet and CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) recently signed a formal agreement which establishes a framework for ongoing collaborations to develop cloud storage technologies for the benefit of scientific and education communities globally. Both organisations share interests in enabling new and more efficient ways of collaborating to support...
Sep 15, 2017
Launched nearly 20 years ago, and in orbit around Saturn since 2004, Cassini is now on its final approach into the planet for a fiery sign-off. The not-so-little guy will succumb to Saturn's atmosphere at 8:31pm AEST on Friday 15 September, with the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex receiving...
Sep 12, 2017
NEW CASE STUDY: Life-changing work investigating rare diseases is carried out by talented researchers who rely on some of the world’s most powerful technology and network connectivity. From the age of three, a boy called Alan’s life was severely restricted by an immune disorder that made bleeding almost impossible to stop and...