Intersect's Showcase drew a big crowd to hear the Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, State Minister for Finance and Services speak on the value of collaboration.

The night saw Intersect awarded the HDS Health & Life Science Innovation Awards, our new products Space and Time launched, as well as a good time had by all!

Alveo virtual laboratory for human communication science launched

"When you have the right tools and the right data you can move among them easily, you can bring lots of disciplines together, and the world can be very, very productive indeed", said Professor O'Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, launching Alveo at UWS. More 

Intersect sponsored GovHack Sydney 2014 with a prize to encourage research sector involvement. In 2013 we hosted the Sydney event in our offices, with a bang!

Again this year, there were lots of opportunities for unis, students, and researchers to be involved. More on the winning apps as it comes to hand.

Spatial scientists work on a next gen grid data tool

Coordinated by ACEAS, the week long hackfest brought together national teams to work on storing and serving Australian gridded datasets. The group created a new open source tool, called the Spatially Explicit Data Discovery, Extraction and Evaluation Service (SPEDDEXES). Read more...

Asia Pacific media tour Intersect RDSI node

An international delegation of journalists visited the Intersect RDSI node, the $2M cloud data platform that supports data intensive research and collaboration. 17 journalists travelled from 8 countries to learn about this Australian initiative, seen as a best practice implementation of big data storage and access. More atʉۻbit.ly/18fVDWG

Intersect app using government data wins national plaudit

A partnership involving Intersect and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (amongst others) earned national recognition at the 2013 CitySwitch Green Office Awards for leadership in energy-efficiency. Download the Android appDownload the Apple app

LIEF: Congratulations to all Intersect consortium CIs!

The LIEF proposal to renew the Intersect partner share at the National Computational Infrastructure was successful.

This will enable researchers to tackle grand challenge research problems. 

Led by A/Prof Evatt Hawkes, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, UNSW.

Lowy and Intersect win inaugural ‘Big Data Big Impact’ grant

The award was presented to Dr Jason Wong, Dr Luke Hesson and Intersect’s Dr Joe Thurbon at the 2013 Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.

The successful team from UNSW and Intersect will work on 'Exploring the Dark Matter of Cancer Genomes'. 

Intersect partners with Hitachi Data Systems for $2M Research Cloud in NSW. 

The two have signed Australia’s first teaming agreement to serve the network’s members. The memorandum gives research bodies access to the Hitachi R&D program as Intersect works toward a next-generation R&D centre.

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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.

Infrastructure Update

Our RDSI node is in full production

The latest statistics:

  • Total number of approved collections: 67
  • TBs approved: 5400
  • TBs ingested: 936

 

NeCTAR Research Cloud

Intersect has completed evaluation of the responses to our RFQ for provision of the Intersect node of the NeCTAR Research Cloud. The Infrastructure Committee is reviewing the Evaluation Committee report and its recommendation will be put to the Intersect Board.

Service Desk

Local configuration is now in progress and we expect to move into full production by the end of the month when our internal QA is scheduled to be complete.

For more on our Infrastructure programs see here

News

BioBanking project delivers

Intersect has been contracted by the Cancer Institute NSW sponsored Biobanking Stakeholders Network (BSN) to undertake a survey and needs analysis of the IT/data exchange and digital image capture in use across cancer-related biobanks in NSW, and to prepare recommendations and strategies for achieving streamlined systems across the entire BSN. The Report and recommendations surrounding the Digital Imaging systems has recently been delivered and very well received. More 

Dataset Update: steroids and skeletal development

Now hosted on the Intersect storage node, the Anzac's Research Institute's steroid homo growth factors on skeletal change data collection is significant for arthritis research as an aid to understanding the way the condition attacks bones.  More 

Congratulations

Professor Johanna Westbrook has been awarded the NSW iAwards ICT Professional of the Year. Intersect has worked closely with Professor Westbrook on the Android and web applications projects including WOMBAT The Work Observation Method by Activity Timing, which measures clinicians’ complex patterns of work and communication, and POSSUM, Precise Observational System for the Safe Use of Medications.

Learning & Development

The following sessions are scheduled to take place in the near future:
25- 26 August 2014: Introduction to Unix for HPC at CSU Bathurst. Please register at http://intersect-1026.eventbrite.com.au
28 - 29 August 2014: Introduction to Unix for HPC at CSU Wagga Wagga. Please register at https://intersect-1025.eventbrite.com.au
08 September 2014: Excel Fu at UWS Parramatta. Please register at http://intersect-1049.eventbrite.com.au
09 September 2014: Excel Fu at UC. Please register at http://intersect-1048.eventbrite.com.au
15 September 2014: Excel Fu at MQ. Please register at http://intersect-1051.eventbrite.com.au
16 September 2014: Excel Fu at USYD. Please register at http://intersect-1053.eventbrite.com.au
17 September 2014: Excel Fu at UWS Kingswood. Please register at https://intersect-1050.eventbrite.com.au
17 September 2014: Excel Fu at USYD Westmead. Please register at http://intersect-1052.eventbrite.com.au
18 September 2014: Excel Fu at USYD North Sydney. Please register at http://intersect-1054.eventbrite.com.au
19 September 2014: Excel Fu at CSU Wagga Wagga. Please register at http://intersect-1045.eventbrite.com.au
22 September 2014: Excel Fu at CSU Albury. Please register at https://intersect-1046.eventbrite.com.au
22 September 2014: Excel Fu at MQ. Please register at http://intersect-1057.eventbrite.com.au
23 September 2014: Excel Fu at UTS. Please register at http://intersect-1058.eventbrite.com.au
23 September 2014: Excel Fu at UoN. Please register at https://intersect-1059.eventbrite.com.au
23 September 2014: Excel Fu at USYD. Please register at http://intersect-1055.eventbrite.com.au
24 September 2014: Excel Fu at UTS. Please register at http://intersect-1060.eventbrite.com.au
25 September 2014: Excel Fu at UC. Please register at http://interesect-1061.eventbrite.com.au
26 September 2014: Excel Fu at UWS Campbelltown. Please register at https://intersect-1056.eventbrite.com.au
29 September 2014: Excel Fu at UNSW. Please register at UNSW.
30 September 2014: Excel Fu at UoN. Please register at https://intersect-1062.eventbrite.com.au
10 October 2014: Excel Fu at SCU Lismore. Please register at http://intersect-1043.eventbrite.com.au

Events

Aug
27
Webinar: ORCID Australian and NZ institutional perspectives
online 12-1pm AEST
Sep
07
International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications
Menzies Hotel, Sydney
Sep
10
UCSC Genome Browser: Advanced workshop
Computer suite G08, UNSW Biological Sciences Building
Sep
10
UCSC Genome Browser: Introductory tutorial
Seminar room 356, UNSW Biological Sciences Building
Sep
11
Webinar: Multimedia as a data source
online 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AEST
Sep
17
ARMS 2014 Australasian Research Management Society
National Convention Centre, Canberra