About the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet)
AARNet is a critical national asset that enables Australian researchers to access institutional, national and international e-Infrastructure including the public Internet and software tools and resources such as scientific instruments, data storage, high performance computing, content and service providers. AARNet provides extremely high-speed, extremely high-quality and resilient broadband interconnections between instruments, facilities, campuses and institutions using dedicated national and international digital infrastructure. Through partnerships with other national research and education networks (NRENs), AARNet connects the Australian research sector with the global research sector. AARNet also provides a range of services tailored to meet the needs of researchers and research institutions, including solutions for data storage and transfer, unified communications, video conferencing and WiFi roaming.
AARNet & RDA
AARNet’s powerful network infrastructure, expertise and services enable Australia’s participation at the forefront of teaching, learning and research on a global scale and are fundamental to driving innovation in today’s digital economy. AARNet continuously looks at ways to leverage new and emerging technologies to support research and accelerate research outcomes. In this endeavour, AARNet seeks to both contribute to and benefit from the work of the RDA.