Researchers walking the talk: a visualisation of researcher workflows in CloudStor and SWAN demonstrated in a series of peer-learning webinars

Dr Sara King1, Dr Carina Kemp1, Daniel Harris1


Mid-2020, Australia’s Academic Research Network (AARNet), came to the fore to assist the sector to to work from home with a series of webinars focusing on remote research solutions. These webinars raised awareness of tools and workflows that could be taken up immediately, even from home.

The success of these webinars inspired a new series in 2021, a series of Researcher Talks, with researchers from different disciplines showcasing their own workflows and uses cases for AARNet  tools and services. The purpose of these interactive sessions was to facilitate a peer-learning environment by providing an opportunity for knowledge sharing led by researchers who are expert in using Jupyter Notebooks via the Service for Web-based Analysis (SWAN) and the AARNet cloud for their research analysis needs.

The sessions included the following:

Demonstration of CloudStor for working remotely, continual backup of data through ownCloud, collaborating with overseas colleagues using FileSender, and working with Bash+R on the SWAN cloud computing platform

Use of CloudStor infrastructure for backing up, archiving, and sharing data; and using SWAN collaboratively for data validation, signal processing, and statistics

Interoperability examples between CloudStor and external tools and services like Zotero, the open science foundation (OSF) and high-performance computing clusters

Advantages of SWAN and tips for others who want to enhance their teaching

This poster will visualise each researcher’s techniques and individual ways of employing CloudStor, SWAN and FileSender to resolve short- and long-term research problems related to managing, analysing, sharing and storing data.


(bios to come)


Aug 25 2021


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 24 - 25 2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 4:00 am