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CVL Workbenches

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General Imaging

Welcome to the CVL, a cloud data analysis and imaging
platform. We offer tools, techniques and services to help you answer your research questions. The CVL is available free of charge to all Australian researchers. 

Quick Start guide to the CVL

Follow the quick start below, or see our detailed instructions. 

  1. If you do not have an existing username and password or a demo account then follow the link to Register for a CVL account. Wait for email confirmation.
  2. Follow the instructions here to download TurboVNC and Strudel for either Mac, PC or Linux.
  3. Open Strudel. The first time this happens, you will be asked to select sites. Check the 'NeCTAR - Characterisation VL box. Click OK.
  4. Enter your username, click Login.
  5. The first time you login, you will be asked to enter the Authentication mode. Select 'Don't remember me' if you are using a public or shared computer. Click OK.
  6. Enter your CVL password.
  7. You are now in the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory Virtual Desktop environment. Feel free to try out any of the programs!  

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