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Research Technology Impact

Intersect is Australia's largest full-service eResearch support agency. We help researchers increase their impact through innovative technologies and expert advice. We work closely with our members and the wider research community to: 

  • Increase research productivity by decreasing time from hypothesis to tested results. 
  • Support research diversity by enabling collaborators to share data and experience across disciplines and across organisations. 
  • Increase research longevity by storing and sharing the long tail of data beyond the research project lifecycle. 


Why Intersect? 

  • We have a track record of working with researchers to deliver eResearch solutions.
  • We understand researchers, our focus is resolving research needs. 
  • We complement your locally delivered IT services. 
  • Your organisation's membership makes it easy for you to access all of our services. 

What do we do? 

Consultancy and advice 

  • We provide expert advice on applying information technologies across the research lifecycle. 
  • We help you build and develop your Research capability. 
  • We assist in scoping your advanced IT needs for grants and other funding proposals. 

Learn more about Consultancy and advice


  • We offer a wide range of eResearch training courses at your organisation. 
  • We develop new courses in response to your needs. 

Learn more about Training

Software Engineering 

  • We develop cost effective, research-focused software applications. 
  • We have a track record of over 100 software engineering projects delivered across all research disciplines. 
  • Our team has proven technical capabilities in web and mobile applications. 

Learn more about Software Engineering

Research Data Management

  • We offer a collaborative and cost effective storage system by researchers for researchers. 
  • We help you securely store and manage your research data at scale. 
  • ​We support your research collaborations with high performance. 

Learn more about Research Data Management. 

Research Computing

  • We provide state-of-the-art big computing platforms. 
  • Researchers can select cloud, cluster or high performance computing. 
  • We can host and manage your research applications. 

Learn more about Research Computing

Data Services

  • We are leading the development of new domain-based data services in the health and medical research areas. 
  • We are participating in other data services in genomics, imaging and humanities. 
  • We foster data communities across disciplines. 


Quick facts

  • Established in 2008 by the seven founding NSW universities
  • Not-for-profit company
  • Owned by its members: universities and research institutions
  • Funded through member subscriptions, engineering income
  • Supported by Commonwealth and State government investments.

Intersect works closely with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) and NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources). Intersect is a member of the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI),  AeRO, Australian eResearch Organisations and the Australian Access Federation (AAF).