Prof Andrew Lonie



Australian BioCommonsLEAD INSTITUTE
Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)COLLABORATOR
Melbourne BioinformaticsCOLLABORATOR
Nectar Research CloudCOLLABORATOR
University of MelbourneCOLLABORATOR
National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)COLLABORATOR
Pawsey Supercomputing Research CentreCOLLABORATOR
Research Infrastructure Co-Investment Fund (RICF)COLLABORATOR
Bioplatforms AustraliaCOLLABORATOR
Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)COLLABORATOR


NCRIS funding through Bioplatforms Australia and the Australian Research Data Commons, as well as the University of Melbourne and Queensland Government RICF funding

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, transparent and scalable analysis of biological datasets:

  • Accessible: Users can easily run tools without writing code or using the CLI; all via a user-friendly web interface.
  • Reproducible: Galaxy captures all the metadata from an analysis, making it completely reproducible.
  • Transparent: Users share and publish analyses via interactive pages that can enhance analyses with user annotations.
  • Scalable: Galaxy can run on anything, from a laptop, to large clusters, to the cloud.

A thriving global community depends on and contributes to Galaxy, with support from multiple national infrastructure providers that enable freely accessible analysis and training services. There is no charge to use the Australian Galaxy instance, Galaxy Australia, including compute and storage resources. The Galaxy Australia team maintains tools, workflows and reference datasets as requested by the Australian research community, making the platform the ideal place for Australian researchers to perform their bioinformatics analyses. As of April 2023, nearly 26,000 users have used Galaxy Australia to run 6 million jobs and invoke 72,000 workflows, drawing on over 13 million datasets.

Galaxy Australia is run by Australian BioCommons and jointly managed by Melbourne Bioinformatics, QCIF and AARNet. Launched in 2018, it is built partly on the Genomics Virtual Laboratory (GVL), which was developed from 2012 by VLSCI (now Melbourne Bioinformatics) and the Research Computing Centre at the University of Queensland.

For more information, see Australian Biocommons or access Galaxy Australia directly.