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About Us


The Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF) is a non-profit organisation that provides cutting-edge digital infrastructure capabilities for research and innovation across Queensland and Australia.


QCIF draws investment from its Members, the Queensland Government, and the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) program. We are an NCRIS node for the Australian BioCommons (Bioplatforms Australia), and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and its Nectar Research Cloud.

Our purpose

To provide cutting-edge digital research infrastructure to our Members.

Our vision

To be the digital research partner of choice for our Members, collaborators and clients. 

Our values
  • Excellence — we stand by the quality and integrity of our contributions to research  

  • Collaboration — we believe teams are best placed to tackle the grand challenges that confront society 

  • Entrepreneurial — we do not wait for opportunities to come to us; we make things happen.   

Our history
  • Originally established in 2000 under the name Queensland Parallel Supercomputing Foundation, QCIF changed its name in 2006.  

  • In 2015, the Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB) formed a strategic alliance with QCIF. The two organisations merged in April 2016 with QFAB becoming a business unit within QCIF and renamed QCIF Bioinformatics.


Our Mission: To accelerate research excellence and societal impact through our Members by:  

  • Provisioning cutting-edge digital research infrastructure capabilities and enterprise solutions

  • Upskilling current and future researchers and innovators 

  • Catalysing collaboration within Queensland and across Australia. 

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