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.
Digital technologies are proving transformational for the life sciences. 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.
Following an extensive national consultation exercise in 2017-2018, funding has been committed from Bioplatforms Australia, the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), for an initial “Pathfinder phase”, conducted in 2019-2020.
For more information on Australian BioCommons go to the initiative website.