VicNode

About VicNode

VicNode provides Victorian researchers and their collaborators with the ability to easily store and share research data through an affordable, secure and sustainable service. We provide storage solutions to suit a variety of research data storage needs, with experts available help you choose the best storage service, and support you in the use of the services.

VicNode services were designed by the research community for research. VicNode is part of RDS, a national network of research data nodes. The storage services are hosted locally in Victoria at the University of Melbourne and Monash University and are connected at high bandwidth to the VeRNet and AARNet research networks.

Useful Links: RDS Participating Nodes - VicNode 
VicNode Research Data Storage Service offering (pdf)

Apply for Storage with VicNode

To apply for storage or change your allocation, download a form from the VicNode application page, fill in your details and requirements and email it to office@vicnode.org.au.

Storage at VicNode

VicNode Storage Products.

Storage name Category Features
Vault (object) @UOM Archival / Hosted For the dissemination, publication, and preservation of research data.   
Tools: Mediaflux; ownCloud
Vault(tape) @Mon Archival / Hosted For the dissemination, publication, and preservation of research data.   
Tools: Aspera; figshare; ownCloud; myTardis
Market @Monash University Working For active research data use, it is backed up daily.   
Tools: Aspera; figshare; ownCloud; myTardis
Market @University of Melbourne Working For active research data use, it is backed up daily.   
Tools: Mediaflux, ownCloud, Aspera
Computational Computational Stored close to computation hardware

Storage-Related Services at VicNode

Service.Name
Category Features Links
Figshare Sharing Partnership with UoM and Monash. Intended for the “long tail” of researchers (small datasets, common file formats). Preserves versions, creates metadata records, create DOIs. information
Aspera Data transfer A tool for accessing and moving data at high speed user guide
Mediaflux Data Management A flexible environment to manage and collaborate around all types of research data information
Daris Workflow Within the “Mediaflux” platform, Daris is specialised for medical imaging data from instruments information
ownCloud (pilot) Sharing Cloud-based file hosting (like “dropbox”) information
MyTardis Workflow A tool that can integrate with scientific instruments and research lab file storage, and provides online collaboration around this data. information

For more information on storage and other services at VicNode, lodge a support ticket or visit vicnode.org.au.