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Melbourne awarded data storage project node

A federal government project aimed at transforming the storage of research data has announced that a node will be located in Melbourne.

The 5 November statement follows announcements in June and October of other nodes in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and Sydney, Perth and Townsville. The University of Melbourne will lead the latest node on behalf of Victorian universities.

The AU$50 million Research Data Storage Infrastructure project seeks to develop a national network of data stores where research data can be readily accessed, analysed and re-used.

The project is administered by the University of Queensland and was announced in the 2009-10 federal budget. It is funded through the government’s Education Investment Fund.