What computational resources are available?

Working with genomic data requires computer resources that are not always readily available at your organisation.

Through Bioplatforms Australia and the Australian BioCommons there are a range of computational resources available to you. We recommend looking at the list of available resources below to see if one of these meets your needs, if not, then please contact the Australian BioCommons to see if there is any assistance for you.

  • Galaxy Australia – A web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biological research. On this platform, users can chain tools into workflows, get a priority queue for training and predict a protein’s 3D structure from an amino acid sequence with AlphaFold2. Available at
  • Galaxy Australia’s Genome Lab – A new user-friendly place to use Galaxy Australia customised for Genomics researchers undertaking genome assembly and annotation, providing quick and easy access to the most relevant tools, workflows and help. Available at
  • Australian Apollo Service – Manually curate genomes collaboratively or privately in a hosted Apollo server for your lab/consortium with support and tutorials available. Draft genomes can be privately shared or made public via JBrowse. Available at
  • Australian Fgenesh++ Service – An automatic genome annotation software pipeline which predicts genes in eukaryotic genomes. Choose from 500+ eukaryote matrices. Details at
  • ToolFinder Service – Find 100’s of tools and containerised software easily via ToolFinder. Available at
  • Australian BioCommons Leadership Share (ABLeS) – Access compute resources at NCI and Pawsey and get support to generate valuable data assets via the Australian BioCommons Leadership Share (ABLeS). Access is available for eligible communities, with details at
  • BioCommons WorkflowHub Space – Over 40 optimised and reusable workflows on updated regularly.
  • Nextflow Tower Pilot Project – Access to private and shared work spaces to run and monitor the execution of Nextflow pipelines on your computational infrastructures. Details at
  • Support Guides – Access to a growing list of support guides, including Vertebrate Genomes Project assembly workflow and more with details at
  • Australian Bioinformatics Training Program – Webinars, and workshops delivered routinely. Find details at, recordings at and training materials shared in Zenodo here