Project Members:

Andrew Lonie (Project Manager,

ANDS Contact:

Xiaobin Shen (

Project Status:

In Progress

Data Intensive Collaboration on the Genomics Virtual Lab

University of Melbourne

Project Description:

The Genomics Virtual Lab ( is a NeCTAR ( funded program to facilitate best practice genomics in the Australian research community by providing a highly accessible, functional and reproducible cloud-­‐based genomics analysis environment (the GVL Workbench), comprehensive tutorial materials and protocols, managed services and user support.

The GVL Workbench is essentially a suite of on-­‐demand web-­‐based computational analysis platforms including Galaxy (a powerful genomics workflow environment), interactive statistical (RStudio) and computational (iPython Notebook) platforms, and a command-­‐line interface, all accessing a wide range of pre-­‐installed genomics tools and reference datasets and backed by a cloud-­‐based scalable compute cluster.