eResearch solutions showcased to research sector

12 September 2011

Researchers from the State's universities and research organisations came together at a showcase event on 12 September to discuss how the State's peak eResearch organisation, Intersect, is helping to revolutionise the way the research sector conducts its work.

Established in 2008 by its university members and supported with a $2.8 million establishment grant from the NSW Government, Intersect was set up to develop a concentration of eResearch expertise and solutions to the research sector.

A shared resource, the not-for-profit company is owned by and serves its members. It supports significant research data holdings and provides specialist support for large scale datasets across a range of fields such as climate science, systems biology and population health.

NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, hosted the event at the NSW Trade and Investment Centre in Sydney.

"Being effective at eResearch is vital in a country such as Australia which is distant from the other leading research centres of the world. That is why the NSW Government supports Intersect and applauds its achievements over the last three years," Professor O'Kane said.

For more information on Intersect visit www.intersect.org.au