In the National Innovation and Science Agenda the Government made a commitment to develop a Roadmap that will outline Australia’s priority research infrastructure needs over the next ten years.
The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap will be used to support future investment decisions that will ensure Australian researchers can access world class major national research infrastructure.
The Chief Scientist for Australia, Dr Alan Finkel AO, is leading the development of the 2016 Roadmap. Dr Finkel is supported by an Expert Working Group comprising eminent Australians with experience and knowledge of the research and innovation system. The Terms of Reference for the Expert Working Group are available.
Following the release of the National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper, the Expert Working Group received 325 written submissions and consulted with 580 stakeholders in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Townsville, Canberra, Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne. Submissions are available at Issues Paper and consultation process.
Submissions and consultations have informed the Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap which is now available for comment.
To make a submission, please go to Draft 2016 Roadmap Submission Form. Comments on the Draft 2016 Roadmap will be received until Monday 16 January 2017. Please note that comments are limited to 1000 words.
Please direct any inquires on the Roadmap development process to: NationalRIRoadmap@education.gov.au
Information on previous research infrastructure roadmaps is also available.