Intersect has been engaged to support Bioplatforms Australia (BPA), and specifically the Bioinformatics Network on the Skills and Tools Registry project. BPA is responsible for building scientific infrastructure in the specialist fields of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics, supporting Australian life science research via investments in technologies and expertise.
The Skills and Tools Registry project will build a web-based database of researcher skills and tools within the bioinformatics network. The work involves surveying BPA staff to discover the existing skills and tools available within the network, followed by engineering a web-based database making the contents of the audit available, and keeping those details up-to-date. This database will assist Australian researchers in gaining access to the expertise available to them from Bioplatforms Australia.