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Our network infrastructure underpins the international collaboration that is fundamental to ensuring the global competitiveness and quality of Australian research.

How we support the research community

Murchison Widefield Array telescope in WAAARNet operates Australia's National Research and Education Network (NREN) on behalf of 38 Australian Universities and the CSIRO.

The unique research infrastructure we provide interconnects researchers, data-intensive resources such as telescopes, storage and computational facilities, and the global research community.

By providing this enabling infrastructure AARNet plays a critical role in Australia's innovation system.

Our eResearch group assists teams involved in myriad research programs across many disciplines, in the sciences and humanities, to realize the full potential of the network, share information and achieve project goals. 


The role of AARNet's eResearch Group

  • Identifying researchers who through more creative, effective or efficient utilisation of the AARNet network will be able to achieve increased outcomes from their research programs.
  • Working with researchers to overcome any impediments to their use of the AARNet network.
  • Working with researchers to identify and promote exemplars so that other researchers will ‘think differently’ about the way they tackle collaboration issues.
  • Fully supporting government research infrastructure initiatives, such as the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)
  • Working with other NRENs around the world to develop tools such as CloudStor, which enable researchers to quickly and easily share large volumes of data.
  • Working with the research community to build CloudStor into virtual laboratories and research platforms.
  • Supporting and enabling best practices in research computation and digital tools through education and training. 
  • Working with Bioplatforms Australia and the Australian Research Data Commons to develop an Australian Bioinformatics Pathfinder.

Supporting collaboration among researchers is central to what we do

We provide support and services for research projects in the sciences and humanities, including high energy physics, radio astronomy, health and medicine, climate science and more.


Learn more about our data and collaboration services for research.


To ask for advice, partner with us or find out more, please contact us.


Read more about how AARNet supports the Research Community on the AARNet News blog


Find out more about some of the ways we support researchers:



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