NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources) is an Australian Government program to build new infrastructure specifically for the needs of Australian researchers, conducted as part of the Super Science initiative and financed by the Education Investment Fund.

NeCTAR is collaborating with Heurist and a broad mix of national and international technology partners and research disciplines; from scientists to historians, archaeologists, software engineers and arts disciplines.

NeCTAR is using existing and new information and communications technologies to create a more efficient digital environment specifically for the needs of Australian researchers.

Australian researchers and their technical partners will drive the design of what NeCTAR will look like. NeCTAR is to provide:

  • New virtual laboratories
  • A research cloud
  • New eResearch tools
  • A secure and robust hosting service.