Making Australia’s unique soil and marine microbiome data more accessible for all

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Making Australia’s unique soil and marine microbiome data more accessible for all

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This month work started on the Australian Environmental Microbiome Research Data Cloud project which will link significant national soil and marine datasets with national biosciences computational infrastructure and services.

Understanding the combined genetic material of the microorganisms in their environment is of broad national and international utility for academic researchers, industry and government agencies, but at the moment it is only accessible to skilled bioinformaticians and this limits its potential.

Experts from the Centre for Comparative Genomics (CCG), Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF), Melbourne Bioinformatics at the University of Melbourne, the Atlas of Living Australia, CSIRO and the EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR) will establish a new cloud-based analysis system to make the data easier to find, analyse and interpret.

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