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1Dementia Research Brain Research NZ CoRE 3TB

Brain core requires a PACS Dicom server, with storage to hold MRI scans


  With ITSScoping in conjunction with FMHS.
2Cleft Lip Palet John Thompson Paediatrics FMHS500G

This study has two main objectives in relation to cleft lip and palate (CLP). Firstly it will investigate the health care delivery pathways from the time of diagnosis to the primary surgery for children with a cleft lip and/or palate and their families. This will ensure that CLP patients are receiving health delivery to the standard expected and required. Secondly it will provide the first consistently collected outcome data in relation to cleft lip and palate in New Zealand, including surgical outcomes, speech, dental care and importantly quality of life. This data will be compared to a parallel study in Australia, as well as to data from the UK to determine how cleft lip and palate patients in New Zealand fare compared to their contemporaries worldwide. This will allow any deficiencies to be identified and processes put in place to ensure improved outcomes in the future. 

NameEmailLogin DetailsInstituteDeptNb.
John Thompson (PI)j.thompson@auckland.ac.nzjtho004UoAFMHSRead/Write All shares
Louise Ayreyl.ayrey@auckland.ac.nz UoAFMHSRead/Write All shares
Peter Fowlerpeter.fowler@cdhb.health.nz CDHBPhdRead/Write All shares
Maeve MorrisonMaeve.Morrison@middlemore.co.nz Middlemore Read/Write Middlemore Share
Megan SandersMegan.Sanders@middlemore.co.nz Middlemore Read/Write Middlemore Share
Lynne WalkerLynne.Walker@waikatodhb.health.nz WaikatoDHB Read/Write Waikato Share
Susan ReaySusan.reay@huttvalleydhb.org.nz Hutt Valley DHB Read/Write Hutt Share
Bryony Fordebryony.forde@huttvalleydhb.org.nz Hutt Valley DHB Read/Write Hutt Share
Nicki MasonNicki.Mason@cdhb.health.nz CDHB Read/Write Christchurch Share
Harriette Van der ZeeHarriette.VanderZee@cdhb.health.nz CDHB Read/Write Christchurch Share
Lisa RandelLisa.Randel@southerndhb.govt.nz SDHB Read/Write Dunedin Share




Seafile encrypted store (served up through a VM)

Archaeology eResearch Collaboration International (ARCI-Grid)

Simon Holdaway. Anthropology FoS


The Archaeology eResearch Collaboration International (ARCI-Grid) is a project which aims to facilitate easy high-speed structured data sharing and data management.

To produce a global view across his groups archeology data sets, including current projects and historical data sets.
To provide access to these data sets to collaborators in Australia, USA, UK and Netherlands.
To create a web presence to present the data to the public, to provide documentation to and enhance communications with collaborators.

NameRoleupiGrid idEmailPhoneOfficeDeptInstitute
Simon HoldawayPI / Supervisorshol058simon.holdawaysj.holdaway@auckland.ac.nz 82947201E-714AnthropologyUOA
Josh EmmittContactjemm008josh.emmittjemm008@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Alex JorgensonGroup Memberajor004 ajor004@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Ben DaviesGroup Memberbdav058ben.daviesbdav058@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Bernie LarsenGroup Memberblar020bernie.larsenblar020@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Eleanor SturrockGroup Memberestu010eleanor.sturrockestu010@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Eloise HoffmanGroup Memberehof004eloise.hoffmanehof004@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Gerard O'ReganGroup Membergore002gerard.regangore002@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Kasey BeresfordGroup Membercall047kasey.beresfordcall047@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Matthew BarrettGroup Membermbar221matthew.barrettmbar221@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Melinda AllenGroup Membermall054melinda.allenms.allen@auckland.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Natasha PhillipsGroup Memberrphi018natasha.phillipsnphi018@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Peter SheppardGroup Memberpshe025 p.sheppard@auckland.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Rebecca PhillippsGroup Memberrphi025rebecca.phillippsrphi025@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Samantha LagosGroup Memberslag004samantha.lagosslag004@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Tara CopplestoneGroup Membertcop007 tcop007@aucklanduni.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Thegn LadefogedGroup Membertlad001thegn.ladefogedt.ladefoged@auckland.ac.nz  AnthropologyUOA
Tim MackrellGroup Membertmac028tim.mackrell t.mackrell@auckland.ac.nz   Maori StudiesUOA
Annelies KoopmanGroup Memberakoo795 a.koopman@vu.nl  faculteit der aard- en levenswetenschappen (subafdeling geoarcheologie)VU Amsterdam
Emily ColeGroup Memberecol303emily.coleecccole@googlemail.com   UCLA
Glen MacDonaldGroup Member  macdonal@geog.ucla.edu  GeographyUCLA
Hans BarnardGroup Memberhbar125hans.barnardwendrich@barnard.nl   UCLA ?
Justin ShinerGroup Memberjshi026justin.shinerJustin.Shiner@riotinto.com   RIOTINTO
Louise FureyGroup Membermfur007louise.fureylfurey@aucklandmuseum.com   Auckland Museum
Patricia FanningGroup Memberpfan008trish.fanningpatricia.fanning@mq.edu.au    Macquarie
Rene CappersGroup Member  R.T.J.Cappers@rug.nl   University of Groningen
Shezani NasoordeenGroup Membermnas018shezani.nasoordeenShezani.Nasoordeen@riotinto.com   RIOTINTO
Willeke WendrichGroup Memberwwen959willeke.wendrichwendrich@humnet.ucla.edu   UCLA

Tried both iRODS and Seafile. Now just maintaining SeaFile version. (Contact Sina).

Also supported by DB.


Qualitas Corpus

Ewan Tempero



In order to increase our ability to use measurement to support software development practise we need to do more analysis of code. However, empirical studies of code are expensive and their results are difficult to compare. The Qualitas Corpus is a large curated collection of open source Java systems. The corpus reduces the cost of performing large empirical studies of code and supports comparison of measurements of the same artifacts. We discuss its design, organisation, and issues associated with its development.





NeSI Proj: Stored on NeSI Pan cluster as the store will be repeatedly processed

NZ SUDI (NZ Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Study)

John Thompson Paediatrics FMHS


Req Shared storage for collecting data during study

Human Ethics CEN/11/09/045

John Thompsonj.thompson@auckland.ac.nzUoAFMHSupload/download
Ed Mitchell (PI)e.mitchell@auckland.ac.nzUoAFMHSupload/download
Lynne Hutchisonbl.hutchison@auckland.ac.nzUoAFMHSupload/download
Melanie MacFarlanemelanie.mcfarlane@communio.co.nzCommunio, Mt Wellington upload/download
Catherine Shakespearecatherine.shakespeare@communio.co.nzCommunio, Mt Wellington upload/download
Elaine McLardyelaine.mclardy@communio.co.nzHome office, Chch upload only
Jazz Heerjazz.heer@communio.co.nzMinistry of Justice office, Wellington upload only
Shelley Jonasshelley.jonas@communio.co.nzCommunio, Mt Wellington upload only
Tracy Rewiritracy.rewiri@communio.co.nzCommunio, Mt Wellington upload only
2012-06-01?External Soln.Storage was provided commercially.
6VORISA Volcanic Risk in Saudi Arabia Jan Lindsay3T

The primary focus is to better understand Saudi Arabian basaltic volcanic fields. We are conducting an in-depth assessment of volcanic and seismic hazard and risk in Saudi Arabia, and providing a strategy and rationale for appropriate risk mitigation. A potentially valuable by-product of the hazard modelling will be to evaluate the potential for possible ground-water and geothermal resources in the Kingdom. The study requires teams from several institutions to share data in geology and geophysics comprising maps, photographs, chemistry of the lavas, seismic data, and electromagnetic data. 

Research group across UoA, Massey, GNS, UC and King Abdulaziz University Jeddah.

Jan Lindsayj.lindsay@auckland.ac.nzUoAENV 
Kate Kenedikatelk@auckland.ac.nzUoAIESEUniservices
Jess Cherringtonj.cherrington@auckland.ac.nzUoAIESEUniservices
Marcos Alvarezm.alvarez@auckland.ac.nzUoAIESEUniservices
Peter Wameyop.wameyo@auckland.ac.nzUoAIESEUniservices
Elaine Smide.smid@auckland.ac.nzUoAIESEUniservices
Peter Malinp.malin@auckland.ac.nzUoAIESEUniservices
Eylon Shaleve.shalev@auckland.ac.nzUoAIESEUniservices
Ian Smithie.smith@auckland.ac.nzUoAENV 
Hugo Murciahugofmur@yahoo.comUoAENV 
Melody Humphreysmhum400@aucklanduni.ac.nzUoAENV 
Paul Hoskinp.hoskin@auckland.ac.nz   
Phil Shanepa.shane@auckland.ac.nz   
Marco Brennam.brenna@massey.ac.nz   
Shane CroninS.J.Cronin@massey.ac.nzMassey University  
Karoly NemethK.Nemeth@massey.ac.nzMassey University  
David JohnstonD.M.Johnston@massey.ac.nzMassey University  
  GNS Science  
Mark Bebbingtonm.bebbington@massey.ac.nzMassey University  
Tom Wilsonthomas.wilson@canterbury.ac.nzU of Canterbury  
Rashad Mouftimrmoufti@gmail.comKing Abdulaziz University Jeddah (KAU)  
Talal Mokhtartalal.mokhtar@gmail.comKing Abdulaziz University Jeddah (KAU)  
Essam Aboud eaboud@gmail.comKing Abdulaziz University Jeddah (KAU)  
Nabil El Masrynelmasryn@gmail.comKing Abdulaziz University Jeddah (KAU)  
Mohammed Farouk Al Wahidmfarouk40@yahoo.comKing Abdulaziz University Jeddah (KAU)  
Sherif King Abdulaziz University Jeddah (KAU)  
Mohamed El-Difrawi King Abdulaziz University Jeddah (KAU)  
2012-02-01?inActiveStorage set up in BeSTGRID. Don't appear to have ever used it.

RDF Coastal marine health

Kim Handley

Biological sciences

10T (initially)
20-50T as project progresses
This is a five-year project, the aim of which is to explore the impact of
bacterial metabolism on anthropogenically degraded coastal marine systems. The
consequences of excessive nutrient (i.e. nitrogen) loadings on estuarine
microbial communities, and microbial nitrogen and carbon cycling, toxic
sulfide production and oxygen depletion, will be explored using field
measurements of impacted sites in the Greater Wellington region and Southland,
laboratory-based microcosms and sediment core incubations.

It is anticipated that 20-50 TB of data storage will be required for the project for sequence data, analyses and search databases, with ~10 TB required up front for existing datasets.

Storage needs to be accessible via gridftp and scp, also mounted on a VM (accessible via ssh) for pre- and postprocessing tasks.

We believe the call 'REQ0634635' you have been watching has been resolved - Request for 10TB of storage space & connected VM.

John Askew is following up on this - he doesn't have access to AskIT, so will close this and manage through email.

Not sure what actually happened.


Using High Performance Computing to Investigate Human Genomic Information for Human Health

Klaus Lehnert

Biological sciences


(more from mid-2015, exact amount unknown yet)

The overall aim of the project is develop the capability to analyse whole genome and exome next generation sequence data from bovine and human in order to find causative mutations. The expectation is that the solution will evolve with the development of the software approaches. It is also anticipated that this project will be the forerunner of may human genetics projects. Our initial interests in human biology will be in familial neurological disorders with un identified mutations and autism spectrum disorder. HPC is required for the efficient processing of next generation sequence data. Our research incorporates the sequencing of multiple genomes both human and bovine and our expectation is within the next three years that will be hundreds of genomes.

   NeSI DataFabric, using irods tools to access the data from the login node

Raj Das 



Not sure about details of project. Req looks like a generic Eng Fileserver.


   Currently worked out (REQ0615320)
10Brain research programme (part of research VM)8T
This project underpins a Brain Research programme in the Dept of Psychology, Faculty of Science. Large amounts of data are captured, analysed and processed using a suite of specialized software for analyzing and manipulating data.
   ITS carved out some other storage, external to the RVMF

Developing Tools for Cluster- and Grid-Based Computing for Earth Surface Processes Modelling

Jon Francis Tunnicliffe


Modelling of earth surface processes has evolved considerably in the past 30 years, leveraging greater processor speed as well as advances in finite-difference, finite-element and finite-volume schemas for solving advection and diffusion equations, used to represent fluxes of water and sediment across the landscape. Numerical modelling has proven to be a powerful technique for exploring interactions, feedbacks and process variability at a range of scales, providing both predictions and 'retrodictions' of landscape evolution and stimulating many new hypotheses of geomorphic processes.

Need ~40G of storage space, accessible by an outside contractor to send geospacial data to their research group.

   Suggested to him to try BittorrentSync, not sure whether that worked.
12Susann Beier12 TBFluid flow modelling in cardiac stent design   Susann Beier got ~10 TB on:



Nicholas Rattenbury Physics MOA project

With Ian Bond Massey Uni.

100TBProviding  Web rest service, a database, backed with 100TB of storage to Physics Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics project, to support data mining, using machine learning, to discover previously unknown events in their image archive. Side effects of the project is to provide quicker access to the archive (without a lot of man hours reading tapes). 2016-09-10IndefiniteActiveTemporary solution 30TB on


Waiting on Unifiles object storage. Also on VM for DB (or CKAN?).


14Foodback     Seafile
15KidsCam Project     Seafile
16Art_of_Living      Seafile


Seismic     Seafile
18MemoryLab     Seafile

Peel Work

Jon Tunnecliffe

20Retrogressive Thaw Slumps in a Plateau setting (Jon Tunnicliffe sharing with external researcher)

(~50-60 Gb), for a short period  

Retrogressive Thaw Slumps in a Plateau Se6ng: Process, Rates and Form

The occurrence of excepConally large thaw slumps in Canada’s western ArcCc are associated with ice-marginal terrain, where melt-out from the Pleistocene LaurenCde Ice Sheet created an ice-rich substrate that has persisted within thick Cll accumulaCons, most notably in the Peel Plateau region. Warming temperatures and increased precipitaCon have led to a regime of increased incidence of - and more vigorous erosion within - thaw slump features throughout the Peel Plateau. They represent the most prominent and persistent agents of geomorphic change in a warming periglacial landscape. Using a combinaCon of geotechnical analysis of sediments, aerial photo interpretaCon, and repeat high-resoluCon surveys using Structure from MoCon photogrammetry, we endeavor to detail the geomorphic processes and rates of change within these relaCvely complex failures. Topographic ‘differencing’ of a Cme-series of detailed topographic surveys yields key informaCon on the volume of hillslope material removal, as well as capturing the process details of sediment mass wasCng and fluvial transport within these failure complexes. Headwall retreat rates of up to 15 m·yr-1 represent export of over 1.5 x 105 m3 of material within the largest slumps. Given 50-80% is ground ice, this is equivalent to specific yields of ~4,000 t·km-2·a-1 within their catchments. These features are, by far, the dominant agents of erosion in the new climaCc regime of the Western ArcCc. 






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  1. Can we get a date column on this so as we know when the request was made?