Level 3, 333 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3004
+61 3 9035 4531

ABOUT MeG

The Melbourne eResearch Group (MeG) was established in 2010 with the arrival of Professor Richard Sinnott from the National e-Science Centre at the University of Glasgow. From humble beginnings the group has now firmly established itself at the University of Melbourne and is engaged in a wide array of applied software engineering activities supporting a multitude of researchers at the University, across Victoria, across Australia and indeed internationally. The MeG team has grown considerably over the last few years. This growth is driven by several factors:

  • the increasing dependence of applied software engineering to support a multitude of research disciplines – especially in the big data era;
  • the software engineering experiences that help inform and shape technology transfer across research disciplines, and essentially
  • the successful delivery of software systems that meet the needs of research communities.

There are many organisations that claim to develop software to support research teams, but few groups have a track record that is close to that of MeG. The MeG team are predominantly funded through competitive research funding activities demanding continuous delivery of software that meets evolving research needs. We rarely start with the software solution but focus instead on rapid prototyping and delivery of technical solutions that map onto actual research needs. By doing this we learn what works and doesn’t work and apply the lessons learnt for the future. We’ve seen many examples where the slick Powerpoint slides or where the pre-existing commercial software was promised to be the answer, but all too often, failed to fulfil research expectations and needs. We have a lot of business from many customers from all walks of the research landscape and have systems that have scaled far beyond proof of concept to supporting thousands of researchers, organisations and collaborations globally.

OUR MISSION

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Deliver software systems that meet current and future research-oriented IT needs – it is not what we have done that counts, but what we do going forward.

2

Ensure that research at the University of Melbourne and indeed across our collaborators continues to be successful through our applied software systems – we are successful when they are successful.

3

Build upon our strengths and grow to meet the future research demands – research doesn’t stop evolving and hence our research-oriented IT solutions need to evolve also.

OUR HISTORY

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

PROJECTS

  • European Network for Study of Adrenal Tumours for Cancer (ENSAT-CANCER)
  • Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) e-Infrastructure
  • Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Geospatial Support
  • EuroRare Diabetes: An EU rare diseases registry for Wolfram syndrome, Alstrom syndrome and Bardet Biedl syndrome

Prof. Richard Sinnott

Dr. Kirsty Harris

PROJECTS

  • Real time River Pollution Identification using Animal Behavioural Models
  • A multi-center prospective study of biochemical profiles of monoamine-producing tumours: utility for diagnosis and determinants of clinical presentation (PMT study) Phase II
  • International-Disorders of Sex Development (I-DSD)

Prof. Richard Sinnott

Dr. Kirsty Harris

Gerson Galang

PROJECTS

  • Pilot Diagnostic Manual for the International League Against Epilepsy Classification and Terminology
  • Development of an integrated, distributed clinical research database for spinal cord injury
  • An Analytical Platform for the Integration of VicHealth Indicators Survey and Spatial Objective Contextual Data
  • Assessment of risk of tumour recurrence for patients operated on a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma
  • Research Data Storage Infrastructure (VicNode)
  • Development of medical bioinformatics infrastructure to support biomarker – driven therapeutic – decision making in innovative phase II clinical trials
  • Type-I diabetes clinical trial software

Prof. Richard Sinnott

Dr. Kirsty Harris

Gerson Galang

Anthony Stell

Christopher Bayliss

Dr Ivo Widjaja

Luca Morandini

Dr William Voorsluys

Philip Greenwood

Sulman Sarwar

Dr Marcos Nino-Ruiz

PROJECTS

  • Australian Diabetes Data Network (ADDN)
  • Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) ABS
  • Endocrine Genomics Virtual Laboratory (endoVL)

Prof. Richard Sinnott

Dr. Kirsty Harris

Gerson Galang

Anthony Stell

Christopher Bayliss

Dr Ivo Widjaja

Luca Morandini

Dr William Voorsluys

Philip Greenwood

Sulman Sarwar

Dr Marcos Nino-Ruiz

Guido Grazioli

Angus Macaulay

Dr Martin Tomko

Ghazal Karami

Dr Glenn Jayaputera

Loren Bruns Jr

William Hu

Andrew Bromage

PROJECTS

  • NeCTAR Security as a Service for the Cloud
  • E-Rare Disease (ERA-NET)
  • Famian Study (Combined 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and 123I-Iodometomidate (123I-IMTO) Imaging for Adrenal Neoplasia
  • Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Hardening

Prof. Richard Sinnott

Dr. Kirsty Harris

Gerson Galang

Anthony Stell

Christopher Bayliss

Dr Ivo Widjaja

Luca Morandini

Dr William Voorsluys

Philip Greenwood

Sulman Sarwar

Dr Marcos Nino-Ruiz

Guido Grazioli

Angus Macaulay

Dr Martin Tomko

Ghazal Karami

Dr Glenn Jayaputera

Loren Bruns Jr

William Hu

Andrew Bromage

Dr Hossein Pursultani

Davis Mota Marques

Rosana Rabanal

PROJECTS

  • Linked Data PolicyHub Stage II: Urban & Regional Planning & Communications
  • Australian Genomics Health Alliance
  • Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance
  • Metabolomics Sample Management and Processing Platform
  • Helicopter advanced training system
  • Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network Phase III
  • Youth alcohol consumption app and database
  • Environmental and Social Media Analytics from a Business Perspective
  • Omics-based strategies for improved diagnosis and treatment of endocrine hypertension (ENSAT-HT)
  • Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL)
  • Centre for Research Excellence in Protection of Pancreatic Beta Cells
  • Type-1 Diabetes Clinical Trials Research Network
  • Atmospheric integrated research on burdens and oxidative capacity (Airbox)

Prof. Richard Sinnott

Dr. Kirsty Harris

Gerson Galang

Anthony Stell

Christopher Bayliss

Dr Ivo Widjaja

Luca Morandini

Dr William Voorsluys

Philip Greenwood

Sulman Sarwar

Dr Marcos Nino-Ruiz

Guido Grazioli

Ghazal Karami

Dr Glenn Jayaputera

Loren Bruns Jr

William Hu

Andrew Bromage

Dr Hossein Pursultani

Davis Mota Marques

Rosana Rabanal

Jiajie Li

Jemie Effendy

Junchul Kim

OUR WORK DOMAINS
BIOMEDICAL
56%%
BIOINFORMATICS
45%%
SOCIAL
21%%
GEOSPATIAL
14.5%%
HUMANITIES
4.8%%
AWARDS
AURIN
Winner of the Spatial Enablement award at the 10th Annual Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards, September 2014.
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AURIN
AURIN – merit for Victorian iAwards, June 2015.