Our network infrastructure underpins the international collaboration that is fundamental to ensuring the global competitiveness and quality of Australian research.

How we support the research community

Murchison Widefield Array telescope in WAAARNet 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. 


The role of AARNet's eResearch Group

  • Identifying researchers who through more creative, effective or efficient utilisation of the AARNet network will be able to achieve increased outcomes from their research programs.
  • Working with researchers to overcome any impediments to their use of the AARNet network.
  • Working with researchers to identify and promote exemplars so that other researchers will ‘think differently’ about the way they tackle collaboration issues.
  • Fully supporting government research infrastructure initiatives, such as the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)
  • Working with other NRENs around the world to develop tools such as CloudStor, which enable researchers to quickly and easily share large volumes of data.

Supporting collaboration among researchers is central to what we do

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. 

Explore Case Studies and the AARNet News blog to learn more about how the research community is using AARNet's leading-edge research infrastructure and services. 


Find out more about some of the ways we support research:



Case Studies