Data Collections

View the list of our current publicly available data collections (arranged by Field of Research Code). Even though the custodians of these collections are willing to make their data open, not all collections yet have a public portal or a search or download service. Therefore, you might need to contact the data custodian directly to arrange access. If you see a collection of interest in the list, please use the Request Access button associated with it to seek permission from the data custodian to view or reuse the data. You will need to be logged in to QRIScloud to do this.

Some data collections can be publicly viewed and searched. These include:

Bioacoustic Workbench This is a repository of information and audio recording annotations for fauna that make human-audible sounds. Bioacoustics; Fauna
Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory The BCCVL is a “one stop modelling shop” that simplifies the process of biodiversity-climate change modelling. Its mission is to connect the research community to Australia’s national computational infrastructure by integrating a suite of tools in a coherent online environment where researchers can access data and perform data analysis and modelling. Biodiversity; Climate Change; Modelling; Data Analysis
Chickpea Gbrowse This service performs BLAST alignment between a single query and short pair reads of selected species of chickpeas. The full Kabuli and Desi genome datasets can be downloaded from the Chickpea portal. Plant Genomics; Chickpea
CliMAS This tool provides interactive maps and regional reports to examine the future of species distributions and biodiversity across Australia. Biodiversity; Climate Change Adaptation; Species Distribution
Edgar This tool allows users to explore the future impact of climate change on Australian birds. Edgar also provides animations of how the suitable climate for a species may change into the future. Birds; Climate Change
Genomics Virtual Laboratory This virtual laboratory takes the IT out of bioinformatics. Researchers can easily use a suite of genomics analysis tools, such as Galaxy, iPython Notebook, RStudio and others that usually require specialist assistance. Researchers can use the GVL online or set up their own GVL on a virtual server. Genomics; Galaxy; Analytical Tools
Global Reef Record This free tool provides scientists across various disciplines of marine studies with a tool for analysing the health of reef ecosystems on a local, regional and global scale and monitoring changes that occur over time. Ecosystems; Coral Reefs
Stemformatics  Use this free search tool to find, compare, analyse and visualise different stem cell gene expressions (human and mouse) sourced from a range of publicly curated datasets. Genomics; Gene Expression
TAGdb This service performs BLAST alignment between a single query and short pair reads of selected plant species — Barley, Brassica, Diplotaxis, Hirschfeldia, Lotus, Nicotiana, Pongamia, Sinapis, Rye, Teraselmis, and Wheat. Whole genome data and all chromosome arm-specific sequence data are available.  Plant Genomics
Terra Nova Terra Nova exists to support more effective climate change adaptation research and responses by improving the accessibility and availability of climate change adaptation data and information to researchers and decision-makers in Australia and across the region. Biodiversity; Climate Change Adaptation
The Triticeae Toolbox This project is part of WheatIS, a project to develop an international wheat information system providing open access to data and the bioinformatics tools to analyse it. The Triticeae Toolbox contains the database for Australian T3 wheat breeding data, and contains SNP, phenotypic, and pedigree data from wheat and barley germplasm. Plant Genomics; Wheat
UCSC Genome Bioinformatics This data mirror contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes. It also provides portals to the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) data at UCSC (2003 to 2012) and to the Neandertal project. Genomics; Bioinformatics; DNA
1000 Genomes Mirror

From 2010 to 2011, the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium sequenced more than 2,500 human samples from 26 populations to provide a global reference and comprehensive resource on human genetic variation. The data sets total about 260 TBs and consist of more than 250,000 publicly accessible files. The 1000 Genomes Project Mirror is a complete copy of the data sets for use by Australian researchers.

To access the data via SSH, use your QRIScloud Service Access Credential username and password to login to and the data will be available under the directory /data/Q0093 

On the Euramoo and FlashLite compute clusters the data is available under the directory /RDS/Q0093

Genomics; Bioinformatics; DNA

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