Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has partnered with Microsoft to open eResearch centre. A US$2.13 million international eResearch center will help scientist to measure climate change and assess the health of ecosystems. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The new Microsoft QUT eResearch Centre, will enable scientists to spend more time discovery and invention by automating the data processes that are necessary to their research. Microsoft Corp., QUT and the Queensland Government jointly fund the virtual lab. The center will be funded over three years by A$900,000 from the Queensland Smart State Innovation fund (National and International Research Alliances Program), A$600,000 from Microsoft and A$900,000 in cash and kind from QUT.