Making Australia’s unique soil and marine microbiome data more accessible for all through the establishment of a cloud-based data analysis system. This makes the data easier to find, analyse and interpret for bioinformaticians and non-bioinformaticians alike.
These datasets map the microbial biology and diversity of Australia’s earth and marine environments. They result from several million dollars spent collecting samples, as well as further investment by Bioplatforms Australia (BPA) and others to generate metagenomic data from these samples through the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE) consortium, and the Marine Microbes (MM) consortium.
New training materials to accompany the data analysis system have been made freely available for re-use to researchers from universities, industry or government via the Galaxy Australia and EcoEd training portal.
Who is this project for?
- Researchers with little to no coding experience who wish to use metagenomic data.
- Agricultural researchers.
- Ecoscience researchers.
What does this project enable?
Individuals and groups of users (other than skilled bioinformaticians) can now easily and directly interact with, explore, analyse and glean information from the national “Australian Microbiome” dataset.