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Synergising Australian bioinformatics resources through the launch of Galaxy Australia

QCIF is proud to announce that Galaxy-QLD is expanding and being relaunched nationally as Galaxy Australia. 

Galaxy Australia is a QCIF and RCC-operated, freely available service instance of the open, web-based Galaxy platform for computational biology research. It will enable accessible, reproducible, and transparent research, and is a major feature of the Australian-made Genomics Virtual Laboratory.

NCRIS (National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy) funding sourced via QCIF will allow RCC and partner Melbourne Bioinformatics to extend and update the service model for Galaxy across Australia so all Australian researchers will soon have an increased number of tools, reference genome choice and user support at hand. 

The NCRIS funding will also enable QCIF and RCC to rapidly respond to the service requirements of Australian researchers through dynamic management of computational requirements for various Galaxy workloads.

The high-level support QCIF already provides by hosting Galaxy-QLD, and now Galaxy Australia, on QRIScloud, and the operational support RCC provides, is vital in providing a seamless experience for Australian researchers.

In mid-March, at the ELIXIR Galaxy community meeting in Freiburg, Germany, the change to the Galaxy Australia server (usegalaxy.org.au) was announced. 

Follow the news on Twitter (@GalaxyAustralia) and go to EMBL–ABR’s “Galaxy Australia Community” webpage for project updates.