Research papers acknowledge QCIF

Three papers published in the last few months, covering biology, ecology and materials science, acknowledge the assistance of QCIF’s expertise and resources.

A collaborative paper involving researchers in Queensland, Sydney and Papua New Guinea on the cross-border movement of a highly drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis acknowledged the use of the Nectar Research Cloud, operated in Queensland by QCIF as QRIScloud.
The lead author of the paper, published in the March issue of the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, is Dr Arnold Bainomugisa, a research scientist at the University of Queensland and a part-time scientist at the Queensland Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, a World Health Organization collaborating centre in Brisbane.
Another paper involving a national and international collaboration that acknowledged QCIF, is one published in the Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution journal on 24 January.
Do Big Unstructured Biodiversity Data Mean More Knowledge?”, by authors from Queensland, Melbourne, Canberra, London and Virginia, USA, acknowledged the use of QCIF’s QRIScloud computing infrastructure to perform data analysis. (A case study about this work can be read on the QRIScloud website.)
The paper (UQ’s Dr Elisa Bayraktarov is the lead author) concludes “with a call for action for researchers, managers and decision-makers alike to support long-term data collection and not to confuse data quantity with data quality. We propose a new research agenda that tests the utility of big unstructured data benchmarked against long-term high-quality datasets.”
Another paper published in January, in the Science Advances journal, about the polymorphism of bulk boron nitride, indirectly thanks QCIF for its support.
Although QCIF was not directly named in the materials science paper by Dr Tim Gould of Griffith University and Dr Claudio Cazorla from the University of New South Wales, Mr Gould acknowledged QCIF’s assistance in a tweet he posted about the paper on 19 January, saying: “This work made possible by NCI, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and QCIF support.”
The researchers acknowledged computational resources and technical assistance were provided by the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia through HPC Magnus under the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme and Pawsey, and by Gowonda HPC facilities.
Behind the scenes, the researchers accessed HPC Magnus through QCIF’s NCI share. Mr Gould also attended Griffith’s Hacky Hour, run by QCIF eResearch Analyst Amanda Miotto, to discover resources available for his research.
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