Project Members:

Miles Apperley (Project Manager, )

ANDS Contact:

Andrew Treloar (

Project Status:


Platforms for Collaboration in the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility

Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility

Collaborator(s): University of Sydney

Project Description:

Provide services that assist researchers to use microscopy, microanalysis, electron
and X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. The project will provide a web based
Technique Finder that enables users to seek out the most appropriate technique or
instrument that will assist their research. The project will also develop a Data
Management System (DMS) that will support data and metadata capture (with an
associated metadata catalogue) from instruments and data transfer between nodes
and to federated data repositories.

* Technique Finder - deployed and accessible from the Australian Microscopy
and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) web site.

* Data Management Service – software development completed. Support for
data ingestion for microCT and atom probe instruments, additional
instruments to be supported through an ANDS data capture project. The DMS
has been installed at the University of Sydney node of the AMMRF.

* The Technique Finder allows researchers to match their requirements to the
most appropriate techniques or instruments provided by the AMMRF, with
information about their use.

* The DMS allows researchers to store and manage their data, with associated
searchable metadata.