After more than 2 years of work, the RDS Omics project has successfully completed over 90 milestones and will be closing the project at the start of November 2017. Teams from VicNode, QCIF, Intersect, and Melbourne Bioinformatics have been working together since August 2015 on pre-project work before the official RDS Omics project initiation in February 2016. The project has developed an end-to-end bioinformatics-on-the-cloud platform, combining independent components in a flexible and loosely coupled framework. The platform has brought together a suite of technologies that allows Australian users to efficiently and precisely find the data of relevance to them and then move it to a comprehensive and sophisticated cloud-based analysis environment.
The Omics Platform allows for rapid dissemination of best practices used by bioinformaticians to a much broader, and growing, user base. Version 0.3 of the platform is set to be released in the first week of November with over 90 datasets from the BioPlatforms Australia Antibiotic Resistant Pathogen Initiative project available to query and analyse.