Australian research community responds to NeCTAR's Request for Proposals
The NeCTAR Project's Stage 1 Request For Proposals attracted substantial interest from the Australian research community with 75 proposals submitted across four programs. Proposals for the creation of collaborative eResearch infrastructure were received from a broad cohort of research institutions and organisations across the humanities, arts and sciences.
Across the four programs, Australian researchers submitted:
- 21 Virtual Laboratory proposals;
- 48 eResearch Tool proposals;
- 6 Research Cloud Node proposals; and
- 0 National Servers Program proposals.
Each of these proposals represents significant multi-institutional collaboration. NeCTAR would like to thank the myriad researchers and eResearchers for the creativity, collaboration and diligence embodied in the proposals. The NeCTAR Expert Panels will assess and recommend proposals to the NeCTAR Project Board. Funding for successful proposals is expected to be available from early 2012.