The Melbourne eResearch Group (MEG) under the leadership of Professor Richard Sinnott supports the development, support and delivery of research-oriented IT systems to a wide range of research communities at the University of Melbourne. The MEG has established a team of software engineers working in a range of applied computing science areas. Our major projects are:
Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Study
Australasian Diabetes Data Network
Endocrine Genomics Virtual Laboratory
For those who like to visualise their data, are into info-graphics, or are interested in knowing random factoids such as... residents of the Macedon Ranges have the highest commuting patterns across Victoria (>34% residents spend >2 hours commuting per day); residents of Boroondara/Kew lead in terms of sedentary behaviour with over 65% of residents spending more than 7 hours seated per day - data supplied by Department of Health Victoria based on a 2011 Victoria-wide survey they ran and delivered through the AURIN (www.aurin.org.au) project. To look at your own neighbourhood and find out how your area compares with others in terms of alcohol spend, subjective well-being, highest increase in house prices since 1994 ... amongst many others, then look at https://portal.aurin.org.au (and log on with your UniMelb credentials). Use the tutorials in Help if you are a first time user.
Professor Sinnott and members of the Melbourne eResearch Group are involved in teaching the Cluster and Cloud Computing course in the Department of Computing and Information Systems (CIS). This Masters level course will focus on latest technologies and applications in the area of high performance computing and Cloud computing with case studies drawn from the NeCTAR and AURIN projects.
The EU funded ENSAT-CANCER project (www.ensat-cancer.eu - all IT developed by the Melbourne eResearch Group) now supports over 20 large-scale, international clinical trials in the area of adrenal tumours/cancer. This facility currently supports over 40 major cancer research centres/hospitals across Europe.