2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap


The Australian Government has commissioned the development of the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap to identify Australia’s national research infrastructure priority areas for the coming decade. These priorities will support research and innovation in order to deliver the greatest long-term national benefit and foster strategic international partnerships. The 2016 Roadmap will be provided to Government in February 2017.

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 can be found here.

During the first stage of consultation the Expert Working Group received 325 written submissions and consulted with over 580 stakeholders in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Townsville, Canberra, Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne. Written submissions are available at Issues Paper and consultation process.

Informed by submissions and consultations, the Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap was developed and released for comment on 5 December 2016. Submissions to the Draft 2016 Roadmap are now available. Please direct any inquires on the Roadmap to: NationalRIRoadmap@education.gov.au

Information on previous research infrastructure roadmaps is also available.