QCIF in 2017: A year in review

This year heralded some big changes for QCIF, both on an operational level and in terms of the resources we offer our members’ researchers.

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Nectar Virtual Labs have huge economic and research impact: new report

Nectar virtual laboratories (VLs), which provide digital interfaces, tools and data to online research communities, are generating a return on investment of up to 138 times their cost, according to a new report by Victoria University academics.

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Apollo workshop launches new training model

QCIF and other EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR) nodes successfully tested a new training model allowing an international trainer to remotely deliver a workshop across Australia last month.

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QCIF’s Dr Nick wins largest ARC grant in QLD

A QCIF eResearch Analyst’s research project was the highest funded in Queensland in the November round of Australian Research Council grant announcements.

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Kathy Green to retire as QCIF’s Executive Officer

After 14 years in the role, Kathy Green is stepping down this month as QCIF’s Executive Officer to take up early retirement. 

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QCIF’s Dr Nick involved in kidney research discovery

A paper QCIF eResearch Analyst Dr Nick Hamilton is a senior author on was published in the prestigious journal Development on Friday, 1 December.

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QCIF attends Sydney’s OpenStack Summit

QRIScloud Systems Administrator Michael Mallon attended the OpenStack Summit in Sydney last month, the first time Australia has hosted the international summit.

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QCIF at QUT’s “BioeconOMICS” workshop

QCIF was represented at QUT’s “BioeconOMICS” workshop on Thursday, 30 November, with three speakers talking about work QCIF is involved in to support the bioeconomy sector.

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New HPC for QLD research: Goodbye Euramoo, hello Awoonga

Work has completed on transforming high performance computer Euramoo into a new, easier-to-use supercomputer, called Awoonga, for Queensland researchers.

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QRIScloud’s Aspera service to be turned off

QCIF has made the difficult decision to cease its Aspera service, with the final day of use of Aspera Shares and Aspera Drive being Friday, 15 December.

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