QRIScloud services

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Today, QRIScloud offers a range of cloud computing services and more will be progressively added in 2014 to meet rapidly increasing demand.

Data storage services

QRIScloud makes available the RDSI Research Data Services (ReDS) data collections to researchers. The aim of ReDS is to fund infrastructure to store research data collections of national merit and collections of interest for future research. Collections that do not qualify for ReDS storage will be considered for an allocation of locally approved data storage for their research data collection.

Apply for QRIScloud storage

To apply for QRIScloud storage for your research data collection, researchers should complete this application form and return it to QCIF by email, post or in person. Address details are on the form. Research is first considered for ReDS storage. Even if it does not meet those requirements, it will be automatically considered for QRIScloud.

If you need help, QCIF’s team of eResearch Analysts can help you complete your application. A project is scheduled to commence shortly to make it easier for researchers to apply for storage online. Researchers are also welcome to apply to other RDSI nodes for storage.

Cloud compute services

The NeCTAR research cloud is a computing resource for all Australian researchers. It offers virtual machines for researchers to develop and deploy applications and collaborate in a uniform environment with controlled data sharing. QRIScloud is the Queensland node of the NeCTAR research cloud.

Apply for QRIScloud compute services

To apply for research cloud access researchers can log in to the NeCTAR Dashboard using an AAF login and submit an allocation request. Allocation requests can take up to 3 weeks to review. If you require a customised set up or are unable to get access to the research cloud through the dashboard, contact your local QCIF eResearch Analyst who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Tools and applications

Researchers can access a range of tools and applications via QRIScloud to suit many of the more common research requirements. Researchers can use the latest version of the software without needing a team to manage technical details such as security upgrades.

Professional services

QRIScloud has a team of highly skilled and responsive eResearch Analysts (eRAs) who can provide advice on which QRIScloud services will best suit your needs. Local eRAs are available at all Queensland universities.