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The Biosecurity Portal (BSP) is a jointly funded initiative between the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) and Plant Health Australia (PHA) to provide a centralised repository and gateway to online biosecurity information for collaboration and sharing. In essence, the BSP aims to strengthen Australia’s biosecurity research, surveillance, diagnostic and response capability, by enabling researchers, industry and governments, to collaborate, use expertise, share data, information, and generate intelligence using leading edge tools and technologies made available through the BSP’s online workspaces.

At the completion of the department’s development funding for the Biosecurity Portal there will be a self-supporting operational system (including hardware, software and maintenance) that can be marketed to researchers, industry and governments that delivers against its core purposes.

  • Collaborative workspaces and knowledge bases
  • Advanced workflow automation
  • Low cost web hosting services
  • Centralised information repositories and sharing

Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostics Portal

​​​​​​​​​The Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostics (SPHD) was established in December 2004 by Plant Health Committee to sustai​n and i​​mprove the quality and reliability of plant diagnostics in Australia. Key roles and responsib​ilities of SPHD include:

  • Reviewing and developing diagnostic policies, protocols and standards.
  • Reviewing and developing strategies to address national capability and capacity issues.
  • Endorsing National Diagnostic Protocols (NDPs).
  • Coordinating and fostering the National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic Network (NPBDN).
  • Coordinating national capability building through a professional development framework.
  • Driving development and uptake of accreditation and quality management systems for diagnostic laboratories.​​

This is a collaboration site for SPHD members and working group advisors. Access is only available to these groups.​


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​​For more information or assistanc​e contact t​​​​he admi​nistrator of t​he Subcommitee on Plant Health Diagnostics Portal:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​