National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

Logo text: NCRIS National Research Infrastructure for Australia

Australian Government National Innovation and Science Agenda

Through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), the Government works with the research sector to drive research excellence and its application by:

  • collaboratively identifying priorities for research infrastructure investment over the coming decade
  • catalysing research infrastructure projects, collaboratively implemented by the sector, that improve research projects by expertly addressing the scope of researcher needs
  • simultaneously addressing related end-user needs, including industry, Government and other end users.

NCRIS supports approximately 40,000 users each year.

Image: The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, funded by the NCRIS, which provides state of the art infrastructure to address food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture and biofuel feed-stocks.

Ongoing funding will enable continued operation of critical super-computer capacity and world-class research infrastructure in areas such as nanofabrication, food production, health, environment and sustainable cities.

Since 2004, the Australian Government has invested over $2.8 billion to deliver world-class research infrastructure. This has attracted more than $1 billion in co-investment from state and territory governments, universities, research facilities and industry. For a list of infrastructure projects funded by NCRIS, go to funded research infrastructure projects.

The NCRIS network currently supports national research capability through 27 active projects and is comprised of 222 institutions employing well over 1700 highly skilled technical experts, researchers and facility managers. NCRIS facilities are used by over 35,000 researchers, both domestically and internationally.

The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap (2016 Roadmap) outlines national research infrastructure required over the coming decade so that Australia’s world class research system continued to improve productivity, create jobs, lift economic growth and support a healthy environment.

You can read NCRIS case studies on the real life outcomes of research conducted at NCRIS facilities, demonstrating the social and economic return from the Government’s investment in national research infrastructure.

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2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

Eminent Australians to develop research infrastructure roadmap

National Research Infrastructure Roadmap terms of reference released 

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

Showcasing Australian research excellence to the world

Guidelines for NCRIS 2017

NCRIS operational Funding for facilities and projects

Department hosts major international research infrastructure meeting


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

NCRIS infrastructure and collaboration key to improving survival rates from melanoma

News | 15 May 2017

NCRIS-funded project Bioplatforms Australia (BPA) has played a very direct and important role in a national project to create the largest repository of melanoma tissue samples and data in the world. Access to the datasets will help cancer researchers to understand the biology of melanoma better...

Australian-US research partnership to advance cancer research

News | 28 July 2016

Status Report on the NCRIS eResearch capability

News | 10 August 2015

A report on the status of national eResearch infrastructure in Australia funded under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It takes a strategic view of investments to ascertain how relevant and critical they are in supporting Australian researchers.