About

Australia’s fastest growing researcher network

Nectar provides an online infrastructure that supports researchers to: connect with colleagues in Australia and around the world, collaborate and share ideas and research outcomes, and ultimately contribute to our collective knowledge.

Vision

The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (Nectar) provides an online infrastructure that supports researchers to connect with colleagues in Australia and around the world, allowing them to collaborate and share ideas and research outcomes, which will ultimately contribute to our collective knowledge and make a significant impact on our society.

Nectar Virtual Labs 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. They are built and led by the Australian research sector and are used nationally and internationally by the research community.

Nectar Cloud provides computing infrastructure, software and services that allow Australia’s research community to store, access, and run data, remotely, rapidly and autonomously. Nectar Cloud’s self-service structure allows users to access their own data at any time and collaborate with others from their desktop in a fast and efficient way.

History

Established in 2011, The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (Nectar) directorate, based at Melbourne University, provides infrastructure for the Nectar Cloud, supports and promotes Nectar Virtual Labs and administers funds to the Nectar federation of nodes.

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Board

The Nectar Project Board, Chaired by Russell Yardley, is made up of researchers and academics committed to providing online infrastructure to Australia’s researchers for improved research outcomes and future collaboration.

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Reports

All of Nectar’s consultation papers, annual reports, business plans and RFPs.

Tools

Information on the 16 eResearch Tools providing online access to domain-specific research tools.

Media

Nectar in the news, articles about the establishment of the Nectar Research Cloud.