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

The new national urban intelligence initiative AURIN has been launched, providing access to thousands of data sets—from Australian Property Monitors to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, from Geoscience Australia to city councils.

Intersect was involved as one of the technology providers on the project.

Visit the AURIN site

Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Lab goes live. The BCCVL allows researchers to project future outcomes using emission scenarios and climate models by combining common experiment types, datasets and processing power, all within the cloud. Intersect was a development partner in the BCCVL.

Visit the BCCVL website

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 hundreds 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.




Scientia Professor Dennis Del Favero will join the Australian Research Council (ARC) as the Executive Director for the Humanities and Creative Arts, (effective mid August).

Currently Director of UNSW’s iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, and Deputy-Director of the UNSW’s Art and Design’s National Institute for Experimental Arts, Professor Del Favero is also an acclaimed artist and former ARC Australian Professorial Fellow. More:


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

  • 31 Jul 2015: "Cleaning and Exploring your Data with Open Refine (for Sydney Medical School)" at USYDEnrol now
  • 31 Jul 2015: "Introduction to Regular Expressions (for Division of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy)" at USYDEnrol now
  • 4 Aug 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers (for Division of Business)" at USYDEnrol now
  • 5-6 Aug 2015: "Software Carpentry: Unix, Python, Git" at UWSEnrol now
  • 10 Aug 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers (for Division of Humanities and Social Sciences)" at USYDEnrol now
  • 12 Aug 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers (Part 1)" at MQContact your MQ eResearch Analyst
  • 13 Aug 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers" at UWSEnrol now
  • 20 Aug 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel For Researchers" at ACU Melbourne. Enrol now
  • 20 Aug 2015: "Excel Fu: Excel for Researchers" at ACU Nth Sydney. Enrol now

For the full training schedule, see


RD-Switchboard: find connections to your data
Webinar, 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM EST
ANDS Research Data Australia Grants and Projects
Webinar 12:30pm – 1:30pm
National Science Week
Sydney Science Festival
Clinical data disclosure - the five Ps
Webinar 3-4pm
ARMS 2015
Orchard Hotel, Singapore
Museums and the Web Asia conference
eResearch Australasia
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre