The CVL will be a cloud-based eResearch environment for analysis and visualisation of multi-modal and multi-scale data. It is being driven largely by the fields of neuroimaging, structural biology and energy materials. By integrating existing analysis and visualisation tools with high-performance computing and data storage facilities, it will facilitate research collaborations.
Development of the CVL kicks off this month with the AMMRF developing specialised ‘workbenches’ in the areas of atom probe tomography and X-ray microtomography. These virtual workbenches will allow users to analyse, visualise and manage their data.
The ANU and Sydney nodes of the AMMRF have partnered with Monash University and several other institutions to develop the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory (CVL) as part of the National eResearch Collaboration Tools & Resources (NeCTAR) project. NeCTAR is part of the Super Science initiative and financed by the Education Investment Fund (EIF).