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How can software containers help your research?

Australian Research Data Commons

The ARDC Communications Team
Sam Muirhead
Project leader(s)
Martinez, Paula Andrea
Project member(s)
The ARDC Skills and Workforce Development Team; The ARDC eResearch Infrastructure & Services; The ARDC Nectar Cloud Services team

This video explains software containers to a research audience. It is an introduction to why containers are beneficial for research. These benefits are standardisation, portability, reliability and reproducibility. 

Software Containers in research are a solution that addresses the challenge of a replicable computational environment and supports reproducibility of research results. Understanding the concept of software containers enables researchers to better communicate their research needs with their colleagues and other researchers using and developing containers.

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