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The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) is leading the creation of a cohesive national collection of research data resources which will help provide a richer data environment that will make better use of Australia's research outputs, enable Australian researchers to easily publish, discover, access and use data, enabling new and more efficient research. ANDS is providing 2014-15 funding through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program, to spatially enhance VecNet’s existing Digital Library.

This will enable VecNet datasets to be viewed and searched with an interactive geo-spatial map based interface, to facilitate focused research on specific geographic regions. The grant also enables the colocation of the VecNet Digital Library at James Cook University, increasing cyber infrastructure resilience and open accessibility to datasets for re-use across the globe.

 

 

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Bruce Y. Lee previously led the development of the Computational Intervention Portfolio Evaluator (CIFER) web-based tool. At the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, he is Associate Professor of International Health, Director of Operations Research, International Vaccine Access Center, Director of the Research Resource Core, Global Center for Childhood Obesity, and Director of the Public Health Computational and Operations Research (PHICOR) group. The CIFER tool will allow funders, policy makers, and malaria control officials determine the epidemiologic, economic, operational, and financial impact of implementing various combinations of different malaria interventions to different locations. PHICOR develops economic and operational models and simulations to help different decision makers throughout the world.

 

 

 

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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center provides university, government, and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for high-performance computing, communications and data-handling available to scientists and engineers nationwide for unclassified research. PSC advances the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing, communications and informatics and offers a flexible environment for solving the largest and most challenging problems in computational science. As a leading partner in XSEDE, the National Science Foundation program of coordinated cyberinfrastructure for education and research, PSC works with its XSEDE partners to harness the full range of information technologies to enable discovery in U.S. science and engineering. 

 

 

 

 

The University of Pittsburgh was a founding organization of the Vector Ecology and Control Network (from which VecNet evolved) and was responsible for the initial design of the Computational Intervention Portfolio Evaluator (CIFER) web-based tool. While not presently actively involved in VecNet, computational modeling and simulating infectious diseases is a focus of research at the University of Pittsburgh.