Virtual machines and tools

Virtual machines

The NeCTAR research cloud is a computing resource for all Australian researchers. It offers virtual machines and labs for researchers to develop and deploy applications and collaborate in a uniform environment with controlled data sharing. QRIScloud is the Queensland node of the NeCTAR research cloud.

Apply for QRIScloud compute services

To apply for research cloud access researchers can login to the NeCTAR Dashboard using an AAF login and submit an allocation request. Allocation requests can take up to 3 weeks to review. If you require a customised set up or are unable to get access to the research cloud through the dashboard, email who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Virtual labs

NeCTAR’s Virtual Laboratories are creating a new era of connectivity for Australian researchers. Connecting researchers with existing and new research facilities, data repositories and computational tools and streamlining research workflows, creating new opportunities for collaboration, efficiencies and innovation.

eResearch tools

Collaboration is enhanced by eResearch services that provide research sharing, team working, communication and management online tools that enhance research outcomes.

eSpaces is a web-based collaboration platform, open to all Australian researchers. Collaborate with your colleagues over research, data files, documents, and more: anyone in the Australian research community can create an eSpace and get started immediately. Choose to share your content with the world or just select people and build rich, informative views to your activities and projects.