The Ark is a production ready system that is currently used by very large medical research projects. These include:

  • lifepool, an NBCF/Cancer Australia funded study of women attending BreastScreen Victoria comprising over 52,000 participants
  • The West Australian DNA Bank, which hosts over 100,000 samples for studies of various diseases in approximately 30,000 people
  • The Australian Inherited Retinal Disease Register and DNA Bank and the Pan-Australian Ophthalmic Biobank which manages over 42,000 biospecimens and 186,000 questionnaire responses, with 34 research users over six sites across Australia
  • The Fremantle Diabetes Study comprising approximately 3,400 participants with over 91,000 biospecimen records.