Labshare for research
By leveraging the existing remote laboratory technological innovation, there is a significant opportunity to improve research productivity across a broad range of disciplines by supporting distributed sharing of research apparatus.
- Strong opportunities to accelerate research and collaboration between disciplines and research communities, as well as the international front;
- Increased capabilities to interactively process, analyse and display data in real-time;
- Leveraging existing infrastructure and technologies such as utilising open source software and virtual laboratories;
- Supporting adoption and adaption of new technologies;
- Incorporating new technologies (data storage, high bandwidth, authentication systems, etc).
Remote labs are a growing trend around the world, creating an international network of cyber interactivity and stellar networking opportunities. Researchers and industry partners can use the lab as a collaborative space, engaging remotely on industry-driven research without the geographic and organisational barriers that can impede collaborative projects in more traditional facilities.
Remote labs can provide a high impact and extremely cost-efficient approach to enhancing access to, and utilisation of, mid-range research infrastructure. Areas where remote labs can provide substantial improvement in research include: