Storage and Compute Discovery Activity successful applicants


In April 2019, the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) invited organisations involved in the Australian research sector that have a passion for technologies, techniques, and services that underpin a national research data commons to submit their project proposal for the ARDC’s Storage and Compute Discovery Activities.

The ARDC have now completed the reviews and are extremely pleased to announce the following successful project proposals:

Australian Access Federation Limited
$50,000 investment
Project Title: Exploring higher levels of assurance for federated access to sensitive data (including multi-factor authentication)

Centre for Big Data Research in Health, South Western Sydney Clinical School, and University of New South Wales Medicine
$43,000 investment
Project Title: Locking the front door without leaving the windows open: positioning authentication technologies within the “Five Safes” framework for effective use of sensitive research data

Garvan Institute of Medical Research
$36,000 investment
Project Title: Costs of Running Production Genomics Workflows On-Premise as well as on Commercial Clouds

Garvan Institute of Medical Research
$36,000 investment
Project Title: Garvan’s love-hate relationship with commercial clouds

Monash University
$50,000 investment
Project Title: Global experiences digital research infrastructure federations

Monash University (MASSIVE)
$50,000 investment
Project Title: Machine learning infrastructure deployed at scale: understanding requirements, demand, impact and international best practice

Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
$48,500 investment
Project Title: Storage and compute workflow cost comparisons

Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
$30,250 investment
Project Title: Analysis of HTC demand and deployment models

University of New South Wales Sydney (Centre for Big Data Research)
$27,000 investment
Project Title: Disseminating research in the 21st century

Western Sydney University
$42,000 investment
Project Title: High Throughput Computing in Australia: Applications, Tools and Services

There were a range of excellent proposals and for those who were not successful, thank you very much for your application. It is important to note that engagement in the Discovery Activities program is not a prerequisite for participating in future ARDC programs.

Find out more about the ARDC’s Discovery Activities.


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