The data is accessed through a hosted web portal. This makes it easier to search, access and download research data sets, sometimes with associated metadata. The underlying data storage hardware can vary in type.

Data types:  Research data for sharing that can be easily accessed via the web.

 Node  Storage Name  Features  Links
Pawsey Storage Allocated on a merit basis, and accessed via MediaFlux information
TPAC THREDDS Data Server (TDS) A server for public datasets information
NCI National Research Data Collection Nationally and Internationally significant datasets information
Intersect  SpaceBase  Ready-made web environment for people to collaborate on research data and metadata. Enables distributed groups to share, manipulate, curate and manage any type of data. Suitable for non-IT people, requiring minimal administration.   information