Melbourne eResearch Group

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We support projects requiring advanced, research-oriented IT, with a particular focus on research communities dealing with big data and privacy.

Established in 2010 by Professor Richard Sinnott, the Melbourne eResearch Group (MeG) works on projects demanding advanced, research-oriented IT. We have a particular focus on supporting researchers who are exploring the many challenges related to big data and privacy.

We work across the software engineering continuum, with projects ranging from mobile apps to web applications, to Cloud-based big data processing systems, to finer-grained security solutions in which intellectual property or data sensitivity is an essential factor.

This includes dealing with patient data in a multitude of disease registries covering diabetes (national type-1 diabetes registry for Australia), major diabetes clinical trials and studies, cancer including international cancer registries and a portfolio of clinical trials (Phase 1 to Phase 4 studies), epilepsy, spinal cord injury, and a range of rare diseases.

We also develop, support and maintain platforms that provide access to data from over 200 local, State and Federal Government organisations through projects such as AURIN.

We work on projects across many fields, including:

  • Biomedical
  • Bioinformatics
  • Social sciences
  • Geospatial sciences
  • Humanities.

We have successfully delivered several hundred projects that are used by tens of thousands of researchers on a daily basis. These include: the European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours; the Australasian Diabetes Data Network; the Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity and the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network.


Our expertise covers:

  • Security
  • Cloud computing
  • High performance computing
  • Big Data
  • Data management solutions
  • Rich web solutions
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Machine/deep learning
  • Geospatial analytics
  • Mobile applications
  • Continuous development and delivery systems.

User information

We work across the research spectrum and have experience partnering with organisations as diverse as the Oxford English Dictionary, Intel, Harvard University, US Intelligence, US Defence, and all Australian defence forces.

We’re engaged in a wide array of applied software engineering activities and support researchers based at the University of Melbourne, as well as across the Parkville Precinct, Victoria, Australia and internationally.

Key to our success is the adoption of rapid prototyping processes and solutions that lead to highly robust systems that meet the needs of the customers we serve.

Contact us

Professor Richard Sinnott


Level 5, Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston Street,
Melbourne, Vic 3010, Australia