Platform for Research Software Solutions

The Platform for Research Software Solutions develops, supports and delivers software systems for research.

Our team of software engineers specialises in research software, including:

  • Big data analytics
  • Rich, interactive collaboration environments
  • Web applications and databases
  • Mobile applications used for collecting targeted data.

We help graduate students and researchers learn and explore new software engineering technologies. We also develop, help support and deliver software systems for the broader University research community.

We are part of the University’s Melbourne eResearch Group (MeG). MeG comprises over 35 full time software engineers working on a wide range of major projects for clients. These have included US Intelligence, US Defence, all Australian Defence Forces, the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, the European Union, as well as numerous major projects with industry and charitable foundations.

Our work also includes flagship projects for the University including:

Spatial Urban Data Observatory,

Australian Digital Observatory,

Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity study,

European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours,

Collaborative Assessment for Trustworthy Science

More information on these projects and the activities of MeG more generally are available at

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  • A team of software engineers
  • Cloud infrastructure support
  • High performance computing infrastructure support

User information

PRESS/MeG provide a range of software development and support services, from smaller-scale proof-of-concept systems to multi-million dollar projects funded by a variety of agencies.

Contact us

Further information can also be found on the Research Gateway, which is available to all University of Melbourne academic and honorary staff, graduate researchers and professional staff. Please note, to access the Research Gateway, you will need to login with your University of Melbourne username and password.

Professor Richard Sinnott
+61 3 9035 4531

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