Monday, 23 July 2012

Two more Apps funded software products under development now described in RDA

Recently, two more of the data integration and analysis software products that are being developed in the ANDS Apps program have been described in Research Data Australia (RDA):

Edgar: Climate Change Impact on the Distributions of Australian Bird Species (under development at James Cook University), which will provide users with access to projected environmental suitability maps for Australian Bird species under various climate change scenarios as well as the  "cleaned" occurrence records used to generate the maps. The site will provide visualisations of the datasets as well as download facilities. 
The accompanying rainforest vertebrates of the Australia Wet Tropics (location & abundance) dataset is also described in RDA along with various grants that have funded the generation of the input data.


TissueStack (under development at the Centre for Advanced Imaging at the University of Queensland), a software system that will allow the integration and overlay of multiple, multi-modal imaging 3D datasets, corresponding classical anatomy information and accompanying metadata, and an analysis environment to compare and quantify differences between multiple biological specimens (e.g. wild-type vs. disease specimens).
The accompanying average wild-type C57BL/6J mouse 3D MRI brain image dataset that can be viewed using TissueStack is also described in RDA, along with various people and organisations and grants associated with the generation of this brain image data.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

"Project Blogging 101" webinar recording

Recently we hosted a webinar about Project Blogging to help our partners who are blogging newbies feel a bit more comfortable about the technology, logistics and philosophy of maintaining a project blog. The webinar was recorded and is now available for viewing on the ANDS vimeo channel:

We'd like to especially thank Marianne Brown and Daniel Baird from JCU for participating and talking about their experiences of creating and maintaining their Edgar project blog.

If you couldn't make it on the day and have any questions, please get in touch with Stefanie, Ming or Jeff.

More info about project blogging can also be found in earlier entries of our Apps blog too.

ANDS Applications Project Blogs/Sites