A new digital capability to enhance Australian research.
Digital technologies are proving transformational for the life sciences. The Australian Bioinformatics Commons (BioCommons) is an ambitious new digital capability that will enhance Australian research in its ability to understand the molecular basis of life across environmental, agricultural and biomedical science.
This large-scale investment in digital infrastructure will ensure Australian life science research remains globally competitive, providing access to the tools, methods and training researchers require to respond to national challenges such as food security, environmental conservation and disease treatments.
The BioCommons will deliver a new capabilities for the estimated 30,000 publicly funded bioscience researchers in Australia, including bioinformatics services via Galaxy Australia, genome annotation and assembly services and a global data commons in the first instance. We are working with our technology partners to enable access to these via a cloud infrastructure termed the ‘BioCloud’.
Bioplatforms is providing investment in the leadership of the BioCommons such that these services are delivered in partnership with a network of Australian and global bioinformatics and data intensive research groups to ensure Australian researchers can interpret increasingly complex outputs from Bioplatforms genome sequencing, proteomic and metabolic platforms.