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e-Research

e-Research is the application of information and communication technology to research. In the UK it is called e-science and in the US it is called cyber-infrastructure.

e-Research support at the University of Canberra is guided by the e-Research Strategy and overseen by the the e-Research Committee, which reports to the University Research Committee. e-Research support is provided, predominantly, through the University's membership of Intersect Australia.

For more information and to access the e-Research services the Research Services Office provides, staff and students will need to login MyUC Staff portal.

Intersect is a not-for-profit company, owned by its member institutions — the universities in NSW and the University of Canberra — that provides e-Research services, infrastructure and advice. An Intersect e-Research Analyst is based at the University of Canberra. A key aspect of the e-Research Analyst's role is to help researchers access Intersect services and services provided by the national e-Research organisations, such as ANDS, NeCTAR, and the AAF. More information can be found on the Intersect website.


For more information and to access the e-Research services the Research Services Office provides, staff and students will need to log into the MyUC Staff portal.

Please direct all enquiries to Robert@intersect.org.au

If you're unsure of whether e-Research tools, services and techniques are appropriate to your research, get in touch and we can talk through your requirements.

A new “move on, analyse, move off” server has been established to meet the needs of bioinformatics analysis. It is suitable for:

  • bioinformatics analyses for genetics/genomics and analyses using the software package R;
  • analysis of data that cannot be undertaken on a desktop workstation because of hardware limitations or because analyses will take unacceptably long periods to complete;
  • analyses that are not large enough to be directed to the national HPC facilities available through Intersect.

Requests for user accounts should be emailed to Robert Fleet (robert@intersect.org.au) with a description of the primary proposed use, team name (if applicable) and expiry date.

Is your research generating more data then you can comfortably store? Are you concerned that the theft, loss, or failure of a USB drive could set your research back months or even years? Are you storing your data on a cloud service, but have reservations because you don't know where in the world the data actually lives?

A variety of storage options are available, depending on research need, but all share the virtue of being housed within high-reliability data centres located in Australia.

If you require storage for your research data, please complete the University of Canberra Storage Application Form. All Applicants are welcome, whether your storage needs are small or large, with allocations for data storage made on a continuous basis.

Also, feel free to contact the eResearch Analyst to help you work out what your needs might be.

The e-Research Committee has developed a set of Guidelines (PDF, 390.83 KB) to assist researchers in meeting their obligations for data retention and storage under the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. The Guidelines outline options that are suitable for different disciplines.