The high-profile Cancer Institute of NSW Big Data Big Impact Grant has been awarded to A/Prof Dan Catchpoole at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. “This is a tremendous achievement and is the product of 12 years of project development”, he said.

Intersect will provide technological assistance. Read more on the project below.

Two international events were recently hosted in Sydney, and in Australia for the first time: the Linked Open Data: Libraries, Archives, Museums (LODLAM) Summit and the Digital Humanities (DH) Conference.  Over half of the 110 summit attendees work in Australian universities and conference delegates numbered 500 from 33 countries. More here.

Image: State Library of New South Wales.


Intersect Training

Since 2012, Intersect has trained over 2,250 people in nine different courses across 219 instances.

Training is free of charge to researchers and students at member institutions. More at:

Image: Jackson Mann, UTS Library

New brochure

Intersect has just released a new corporate brochure 'Research Technology Impact'. The brochure outlines how we help researchers increase their impact through innovative technologies and expert advice.  

Download  here, or if you would like hard copies, contact  your eResearch Analyst. 

Marc Bailey, new CEO of Intersect

Intersect’s Board has appointed Marc Bailey to the position of CEO.  More here.

Marc Bailey at the Intersect Showcase 2014 with, (left to right), Chris Hancock, Luc Betbeder-Matibet, Andrew Powe, Phil McCrea and Kerry Holling.

NSW NeCTAR Research Cloud now online

Intersect has announced the commission of $1.5M delivering 4,500 additional CPU cores to the NeCTAR Research Cloud, (, boosting national capacity to approx. 32,000 cores. Now online and available throughout NSW and Australia, it was launched at Australian Computer Science Week, UWS. More at

a large scale, high performance, collaborative, and cost effective digital storage system specially tailored, designed and constructed by researchers for researchers.

You have data, so we have Space.

More information here


Research impact through eResearch

Intersect is a pivotal part of NSW research infrastructure. We provide robust, innovative and collaborative technology to support the world-class research at our member institutions. Intersect delivers storage and analysis platforms, custom engineering, expert consultation and training programs to thousands of researchers every year.

Services Update

Intersect provides professionally developed and operated services for university members and the wider research community.

Services are targeted at enhancing the capability (skills) and capacity (resources) of institutions, disciplines and research groups.

We've reorganised our service offering to make it easier to understand how you can engage with our team across three phases of the eResearch lifecycle: Planning Research, Conducting Research and Post-Research. 

For more, see or download our brochure here.



HPC users: Intersect is currently managing the mid-term adjustment for Q4/2015. If you are in need of additional resources on Raijin (not Orange) for Q4, email us before Friday 13/11, including your project code and the amount of additional resources you require. Thank you. 

ANDS / Intersect Roundtable Event - Sydney
Moving on from the Open Data Collection projects: Making data Open now and in the future 

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1 - 4pm

WHERE: Attend in person at Intersect, Level 12, 309 Kent Street, Sydney 2000 - rsvp as soon as possible (max capacity 20 people. Light catering will be provided) 
You can also join virtually via Zoom using this address or meeting ID 741 879 562. Rsvp for planning purposes. 

WHAT: There will be three presentations (to be announced) briefly introducing the Open Data Collection project, talk about the lessons learnt, and challenges and opportunities that arose from it for future projects. We want to have plenty of time for discussion, especially around topics like researcher engagement, barriers and use restrictions, challenges of open access data publishing, how to share data effectively etc.  
This will be an informal event and everybody interested in research data management, research data and open data is welcome to join! Please feel free to distribute this announcement internally at your institution, particularly to stakeholders from Library, Research Office, eResearch and/or IT.

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The following training opportunities are open for enrolment:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • 30 Nov 2015: "Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables" at USYD - CamperdownEnrol now
  • 30 Nov 2015: "Cleaning and Exploring your Data with Open Refine" at USYD - CamperdownEnrol now
  • 1 Dec 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers" at UNEEnrol now
  • 1-2 Dec 2015: "Introduction to Unix for HPC" at UNSWEnrol now
  • 4 Dec 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers" at UNSWEnrol now
  • 4 Dec 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel for Researchers" at ACU - MelbourneEnrol now
  • 7 Dec 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers" at UoNEnrol now
  • 8 Dec 2015: "Cleaning and Exploring your Data with Open Refine" at UoNEnrol now
  • 8 Dec 2015: "Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables" at UoNEnrol now

    For the full training schedule, see the training page.


2015 IEEE 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems
RMIT University 80/445 Swanston Street Melbourne
Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Australasia
University of Canberra
Museums and the Web 2016
Los Angeles
Sydney Olympic Park
THETA 2017
Auckland, New Zealand