The objective of The Ark project is to provide a suite of secure, integrated web-based tools that incorporate the majority of the functionality required to support data for a complex study or clinical trial. The Ark is an open-source data management tool available to support Australian and international biomedical researchers.

The University of Western Australia, together with the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD), are proud to be in partnership with the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (Nectar) project to continue to develop The Ark application software for broad deployment to biomedical researchers.

The Ark operates on a cost-recovery basis as an enabling resource to support Australian and international research groups. Ark users have the option of downloading and setting up the software on their own servers, or choosing to take advantage of hosting resources already in use by The Ark team at GOHaD. The Ark team can provide a technical support service for those institutions or research groups that choose to run their own copy of the software.
The Ark collaborates closely with the WA DNA Bank (WADB), and many WADB Study Custodians opt to store their associated research data in The Ark platform hosted by GOHaD as a part of their user agreement.

For more information about The Ark, our services or fees, please contact us at [email protected].

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The Ark team gratefully acknowledges the use of the Navicat license. For more information, click here.