Two QCIF staff will speak at eResearch Australasia 2017

Two QCIF staff will speak at October's Brisbane-based eResearch Australasia 2017 conference to highlight some of the projects QCIF has recently been involved in.

QRIScloud Systems Administrator Michael Mallon will discuss data storage fabric MeDiCI (Metropolitan Data Caching Infrastructure) in his presentation titled ‘MeDiCI can do that!' on Wednesday, 18 October, 2pm–2:20pm. Michael will describe the innovations behind MeDiCI, particularly how the project team, involving QCIF, was able to avoid the silos of storage issue when providing access to data in MeDiCI.

Also at eResearch Australasia, QCIF/RCC Program Manager for NCRIS-funded Health and Life Sciences Projects Dr Jeff Christiansen will present a multi-authored paper on the portal on Thursday, 19 October, 2pm–2:20pm. The RDS-funded portal is a national first: a cloud-based system for both integrated biological data management and associated informatics analysis for four broad “-omics” data types (DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites), which enables the sharing of data and collaborative analysis amongst members of a research consortium.

A number of QCIF collaborators will also speak at the conference, including those from RCC (UQ's Research Computing Centre), BCCVL (Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Lab), Stemformatics, and TERN (Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network).

QCIF will have an exhibition booth at the conference, so be sure to visit us to ask our staff any questions about QCIF and QRIScloud services.

eResearch Australasia 2017, 16–20 October, offers attendees the opportunity to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information-centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

Early bird tickets close Friday, 15 September (please register).