How we support the research community
AARNet operates Australia's National Research and Education Network (NREN) on behalf of 38 Australian Universities and the CSIRO.
The unique research infrastructure we provide interconnects researchers, data-intensive resources such as telescopes, storage and computational facilities, and the global research community.
By providing this enabling infrastructure AARNet plays a critical role in Australia's innovation system.
Our eResearch group assists teams involved in myriad research programs across many disciplines, in the sciences and humanities, to realize the full potential of the network, share information and achieve project goals.
We have provided support for the Large Hadron Collider and the Square Kilometre Array projects, partnered with researchers to develop experimental ways of linking geographically diverse sites for music performances, and more.
Find out more about some of the ways we support research:
The In the Field blog features fascinating stories about people and projects making a difference enabled by research and education networks worldwide.Read more
Research network infrastructure provided by AARNet enabled the Australian scientific community's contribution to the Higgs boson particle discovery.Read more
Reliable fast research network connectivity is critical for processing the deluge of data that will be generated by the next-generation SKA telescope, co-located in remote Western Australia and southern Africa.Read more
AARNet and UNSW IT collaborated to develop a specialised high-performance network for the Garvan Institute of Medical Research’s human genome sequencing facility.Read more