The Nectar Virtual Laboratories are rich domain-oriented online environments that draw together research data, models, analysis tools and workflows to support collaborative research across institutional and discipline boundaries. The Virtual Laboratories are built by and for the Australian research community.
A Changing Tide
The ocean is the heat store for the world’s atmosphere, the driving force behind the planet’s climate, but until recently there was no nationally coordinated effort to understand Australia’s oceans and their effect on weather patterns.
Inspiring cultural collaboration
The HuNI Project is using linked Open Data technology to integrate 28 of Australia’s most important cultural datasets into a ‘virtual laboratory’. These datasets comprise more than 2 million authoritative records relating to the people, objects and events that make up the country’s rich heritage.
Scaling Characterisation for improved outcomes
The Characterisation Virtual Laboratory is a powerful platform essential to the future capability of Australian scientists by integrating Australia’s research imaging facilities with computational and data storage infrastructure and tools.
Solving Endocrine Disorders Without Borders
The endocrine genomics virtual laboratory (endoVL), funded through Nectar, is changing the face of endocrinology, by providing an easy to access online portal for research data which allows endocrinologists to work together.LEARN MORE
The Sky’s the Limit
Investigating how galaxies form and the larger properties of the Universe from your comfort of your desktop computer is no longer the stuff of science fiction, it’s happening right here, right now in a capital city near you.LEARN MORE
Tracking the global supply chain
The Industrial Ecology Laboratory will significantly boost Australia’s ability to make strategic decisions that deliver a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable economy.LEARN MORE
When words collide
Exploring the relationship between human and mechanised communication, the Alveo lab for the relatively new research field of human communication science (HCS) brings together phonetics, linguistics, psychology, language technology, computer science, and music cognition to solve key health, social and cultural communication problems.
Virtual Geophysics Laboratory
The Virtual Geophysics Laboratory (VGL) is a scientific workflow portal that provides Geophysicists with access to an integrated environment that exploits eResearch tools and Cloud computing technology.LEARN MORE
BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
The Biodiversity & Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL) provides an innovative, efficient, robust portfolio of integrated tools, data collections and access portals for modelling the potential responses of Australia’s biodiversity to climate change through an easy-to-use, web-based platform with advanced visualisations.
Virtual Hazards Impact and Risks Laboratory
The Virtual Hazard Impact & Risk Laboratory (VHIRL) is a development for the Australia natural hazards research community. It provides access to publicly available datasets from various organisations, computational codes that simulate natural hazards & processing capabilityLEARN MORE
Taking the ‘IT’ out of Bioinformatics
The Genomics Virtual Laboratory (GVL) provides an opportunity for research institutes across Australia to participate in a community of accessible infrastructure, expertise and advocacy that connects genome researchers with massive datasets, sophisticated analysis tools, and large-scale computational infrastructure so that they can produce high-value globally competitive research results.