MyTardis @ Swinburne

MyTardis began at Monash University to solve the problem of users needing to store large datasets and share them with collaborators online.

Its particular focus is on integration with scientific instruments, instrument facilities and research lab file storage. The less effort a researcher has to expend safely storing data, the more likely they are to do so. This approach has flourished with MyTardis capturing data from areas such as protein crystallography, electron microscopy, medical imaging and proteomics and with deployments at Australian institutions such as University of Queensland, RMIT, University of Sydney, the Australian Synchrotron, and recently at Swinburne.

Implementation of Swinburne's MyTardis systems is a collaboration between Swinburne University and VeRSI (now V3 Alliance).


Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre (BPsyC)

Customisation of bpsycTARDIS system addresses the specific needs of BpsyC researchers. The sensitive nature of the data and the legislation governing data retention often restricts data sharing in this field. Consequently the main driver for bpsycTARDIS is the need for secure data storage, while still allowing collaborative sharing.

  • Phase I development facilitates the collection, initial processing and storage of magnetoencephalographgy (MEG; non-invasive 'brain scanning') data, and the accompanying external metadata -- for example audio and visual trigger information --- and the creation of persistent handles for data citation in publications.
  • Phase II development may include data ingestion of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Centre for Quantum and Optical Science (CQOS) and the Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS)

Formerly the Centre for Atom Optics and Ultra-fast Spectroscopy - CAOUS

Customisation of the caousTARDIS system addresses the specific needs of CQOS and IRIS researchers.

  • Phase I development facilitates the collection, initial processing and storage of data from the Renishaw In Via Raman Spectrometer and Olympus IX81 Confocal Microscope, and the their accompanying external metadata; for example information about cell and bacteria samples, and the creation of persistent handles for data citation in publications.
  • Phase II development may include data ingestion from the Bruker Contour GT-K1 Optical Surface Profiles.

MyTardis Blog

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MyTardis@Swinburne Support Contacts

Swinburne Research

Samara Neilson
RIS@swin.edu.au