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Monash 'tardis' Transports Research to the World


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Monash University software engineer Steve Androulakis and biochemist Ashley Buckle have developed MyTARDIS/TARDIS, a tool designed to securely collect, store, and share research information. "The program records the data generated from an experiment, catalogs it, making it searchable, and transfers it back to the home institution, where the researcher can analyze the data using MyTARDIS, then make it publicly available on the TARDIS system alongside publication of the results in a scientific journal," Buckle says. The system uses the Internet to enable researchers to quickly share their data with other colleagues.

Scientists at the Australian Synchrotron currently are using the program, and it is being made available to other institutions worldwide. The project required Androulakis to work alongside scientists in the laboratories, and Monash professor Paul Bonnington believes similar collaboration between science and technology will open up new possibilities for researchers.

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