|AAF||Australian Access Federation. A way for Australian academic institutions to authenticate users from other member institutions.|
|AAR||Arcitecta ARchive, a custom format similar to a JAR file used by Mediaflux and DaRIS. See Software Downloads for a utility to extract them.|
|Arcitecta||Arcitecta is the vendor of the Mediaflux data storage system.|
|Asset||A "file" in Mediaflux. Also includes metadata associated with that file.|
|aterm||Arcitecta terminal. A command-line tool for programming and accessing Mediaflux.|
|curation||Data curation is the organization and integration of data collected from various sources.|
Distributed and Reflective Informatics System. Mediaflux application for biomedical imaging (such as DICOM) data management, integrating instruments and research computing infrastructure.
|data integrity||Data integrity is the maintenance of, and the assurance of the accuracy and consistency of data over its entire life-cycle.|
|Domain||An administrative grouping of computers into a network, with central authentication. We most often use it in the sense of a Network Domain or Windows Domain.|
|Figshare||figshare is an online open access repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, images, and videos.|
High-Performance Computing. The University of Melbourne provides the Spartan HPC service for the use of researchers.
|HTTPS||Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. One of the ways of accessing your files stored in Mediaflux. Has the advantage of offering strong data integrity guarantees. Mediaflux Explorer, Mediaflux Desktop and the Unimelb command-line clients use this.|
|JAR file||Java ARchive, a file format for distributing Java applications.|
|Java||An object-oriented programming language that executes in a Java Virtual Machine, allowing it to run anywhere.|
|Mediaflux||Storage service that offers many ways to access your data (web browser, dedicated client, network drive, SFTP, etc.).|
Metadata are data about other data.
|Namespace||A "directory" in Mediaflux.|
|NetApp||NetApp, Inc. is a provider of network file storage among other Hybrid Cloud services. In the context of Research Computing Services, NetApp is used to refer to the SMB and NFS network shares provided by that platform.|
|Network mount||Linux/Unix nomenclature for a network drive.|
|Network drive||A way to treat a remote network storage area as if it was a local drive.|
|Omeka||Omeka is a free, open source content management system for online digital collections.|
|Python||An interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language|
|S3||Amazon Simple Storage Service, or the protocol used to access it.|
|secure token||A token (alphanumeric string) that can be used to access Mediaflux instead of using a username/password. Generally for instrument facilities to allow uploading data from an instrument without requiring a user to log in.|
|SFTP||Secure File Transfer Protocol, one of the ways of accessing your files stored in Mediaflux.|
A generated link (URL) which refers to data within Mediaflux. The link can be sent to another user to share those data with them as a download. See Downloading Data From Mediaflux.
|SLURM||Slurm Workload Manager. Free and open source job scheduler used by many of the world's supercomputers and computer clusters.|
|Spartan||The University of Melbourne's HPC platform, based on the Slurm Workload Manager.|
|VPN||Virtual Private Network.|